1898 in New Zealand
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Regal and viceregal
Government and law
- Speaker of the House — Sir Maurice O'Rorke
- Prime Minister — Richard Seddon
- Minister of Finance — Richard Seddon
- Chief Justice — Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland — Peter Dignan followed by David Goldie
- Mayor of Christchurch — Walter Cooper followed by Charles Louisson
- Mayor of Dunedin — Edward Bowes Cargill followed by William Swan
- Mayor of Wellington — John Rutherford Blair
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Arts and literature
National Champions, Men:
- 100 yards — George Smith (Auckland)
- 250 yards — Alfred J. Patrick (Wellington)
- 440 yards — R. Oliphant (Auckland)
- 880 yards — H. C. Garsia (Canterbury)
- 1 mile — S. Pentecost (Canterbury)
- 3 miles — S. Pentecost (Canterbury)
- 120 yards hurdles — Arthur H. Holder (Wanganui)
- 440 yards hurdles — George Smith (Auckland)
- Long jump — Alan Good (Wanganui)
- High jump — Hugh Good (Wanganui)
- Pole vault — Hori Eruera (Auckland)
- Shot put — Hugh Good (Wanganui)
- Hammer throw — J. Skinner (Auckland)
- R.J. Barnes of Wellington. (Played over new year 1897/98)
- R.A. Cleland of Dunedin (played December 1898) 
The National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch 
- Men — W. Pryde (Hutt)
- Women — K. Rattray (Otago)
- New Zealand Cup — Tirant D’eau
- New Zealand Derby — Altair
- Auckland Cup — Uhlan
- Wellington Cup — Uniform
Season leaders (1897/98)
- Top New Zealand stakes earner — Multiform
- Leading flat jockey — W. Brown
- Singles — W. McIlwrick (Dunedin)
- Pairs — C. Nicholson and W. McLaren (skip) (Kaitangata)
- Fours — W. Cowie, C. Fynmore, M. Sinclair and A. Gillies (skip) (Dunedin)
- Savile Cup winners — Oroua
National Champions (Men)
- Single sculls — J. McGrath (Otago)
- Double sculls — Otago
- Coxless pairs — Wellington
- Coxed fours — Picton
Provincial club rugby champions include:
- see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand
Ballinger Belt — Private J. McGregor (Oamaru Rifles)
Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Auckland United
- Otago: Wakari Dunedin
- Wellington: Wellington Rovers
National champions (Men)
- 100 yards freestyle — A. Truscott (Canterbury)
- 440 yards freestyle — C. Rich (Canterbury)
- Men's singles — J. Hooper
- Women's singles — Kathleen Nunneley
- Men's doubles — H. Parker and C. Gore
- Women's doubles — Kathleen Nunneley and E. Kennedy
- 2 January: John Cargill, politician (born 1821).
- 29 June: Charles Parker, politician (born 1809).
- 15 July: Francis Dillon Bell, politician (born 1822).
- 31 October: William Gilbert Rees, explorer and settler (born 1827).
- 25 November: William Downie Stewart, politician (born 1842).
- 29 November: Thomas Forsaith, politician (born 1814).
- 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
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- "National Athletics champions, Men". Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- McLintock, A. H., ed. (1966). "Men's Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists entirely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- NZ Olympic Committee[permanent dead link]
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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