1904 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
- Head of State - Edward VII
- Governor - The Earl of Ranfurly GCMG, succeeded the same year by The Lord Plunket GCMG KCVO 
- Speaker of the House - Arthur Guinness (Liberal)
- Prime Minister - Richard Seddon
- Minister of Finance - Richard Seddon
- Chief Justice — Sir Robert Stout
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Edwin Mitchelson
- Mayor of Wellington - John Aitken then Thomas Hislop
- Mayor of Christchurch - Henry Wigram then Charles Gray
- Mayor of Dunedin - Thomas Scott, then Thomas Christie
- 13 January: Portobello Marine Laboratory opens, initially as a fish hatchery
- 17 March: The New Zealand Horticultural Trades Association is founded in Normanby.
- September: The Canterbury Steam Shipping Co is founded in Christchurch.
- 15 November: The Waikato Independent begins publishing in Cambridge. The newspaper became the Cambridge Independent in 1966. It closed in 1995.
Arts and literature
See: 1904 in music
- A New South Wales representative team tours, playing a New Zealand team in Dunedin and Wellington. These are the first recognised matches by a New Zealand national football team.
- 23 July, Dunedin: NZ loses 0-1
- 30 July, Wellington: Draw 3-3
National amateur champions
- Heavyweight - J. Griffin (Greymouth)
- Middleweight - J. Griffin (Greymouth)
- Lightweight - T. Rickards (Christchurch)
- Featherweight - J. Watson (Christchurch)
- Bantamweight - J. Gosling (Wellington)
- The 17th National Chess championship was held in Wellingon. The champion was W.E. Mason of Wellington.
The 12th National Amateur Championships were held in Otago 
- Men: A.H. Fisher (Otago)
- Women: Miss E. Lewis
- The inaugural running of the New Zealand Trotting Cup is won by Monte Carlo 
- Auckland Trotting Cup: Rebel Boy 
- Wellington defeat Auckland 6-3, becoming the first challenger to win the Ranfurly Shield.
- Wellington defend the Ranfurly shield against Canterbury (6-3) and Otago (15-13).
Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Auckland Corinthians
- Otago: Northern
- Southland: Nightcaps
- Taranaki: New Plymouth
- Wellington: Diamond Wellington
- 2 February: A. R. D. Fairburn, poet.
- 7 February:Morton W. Coutts - invented the continuous fermentation method of brewing beer.
- 11 February: Keith Holyoake, politician and 26th Prime Minister.
- 12 March: Ken James, cricketer.
- 24 December: Thomas O'Halloran, Australian Rules footballer.
- 5 January: William Walker, politician and speaker of the Legislative Council (b. 1837).
- 11 February: George Lumsden, politician (b. 1815).
- 2 October: Thomas Ellison, rugby player (b. c1867).
- 11 December: Octavius Hadfield, Anglican Primate of New Zealand (b. 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
- 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.
- The New Zealand Book of Events. Auckland: Reed Methuen. 1986. p. 154. ISBN 047400123 7.
- The New Zealand Book of Events. Auckland: Reed Methuen. 1986. p. 88. ISBN 047400123 7.
- "Waikato Independent". Cambridge Museum.
- List of New Zealand national soccer matches
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Men's Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
- "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- Te Ara
- "Te Ara". Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2008.
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