1887 in New Zealand
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Sport
- 4 Births
- 5 Deaths
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Regal and viceregal
Government and law
In the general election on 22 July the Premier Robert Stout loses his seat. A new ministry is formed, the 10th New Zealand Parliament, on 8 October, with Harry Atkinson as Premier, and is announced on 11 October. This is the Atkinson's 4th separate term as Premier.
- Speaker of the House — Maurice O'Rorke.
- Premier — Harry Atkinson replaces Robert Stout
- Minister of Finance — Harry Atkinson replaces Julius Vogel
- Chief Justice — Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland — Albert Devore
- Mayor of Christchurch — Aaron Ayers
- Mayor of Dunedin — Richard Henry Leary followed by William Dawson
- Mayor of Wellington — Samuel Brown
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The Canterbury, Hawke’s Bay, Otago and Southland clubs form the New Zealand Amateur Athletics Association, now Athletics New Zealand. Auckland refuses to join. The NZAAA is "one of the two oldest national bodies among the members of the IAAF". The first New Zealand Championships will be held towards the end of the 1887–88 season (see 1888).
- 1 October — A. G. Sheath, with Shot Put, 10.21 meters (33.5 ft) at Napier, makes the first performance to be recognised as a national record.
Major race winners
- New Zealand Cup — Lochiel
- New Zealand Derby — Maxim
- Auckland Cup — Moved to 1888
- Wellington Cup — Pasha
The first singles championship is held.
- Singles — S. Manning (Christchurch)
Provincial club rugby champions include:
- see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand
Ballinger Belt — Captain White (Gordon Rifles, Auckland)
The first New Zealand Championships are held.
New Zealand championships
- Men's singles — P. Fenwicke
- Women's singles — M. Lance
- Men's doubles — P. Fenwicke and M. Fenwicke
- Women's doubles — M. Way and W. Lance
- Mixed doubles — ?. Hudson and K. Hitchings
- 17 March: Mary Patricia Anderson, politician (MLC).
- 31 March: Mary Dreaver, politician (MLC).
- 14 May: : Owen Merton, painter.
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
- Heidenstrom, P. (1992) Athletes of the Century. Wellington: GP Publications. ISBN 1-86956-044-2
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
- It is possible (see 1886) that a fours championship is also held this year but if so the names of the winners are unknown.
- As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists largely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
- History of Wellington Rowing Club
- Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966
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