Provinces of New Zealand

Provinces Of New Zealand

The Provinces of the Colony of New Zealand existed from 1841 until 1876 as a form of sub-national government. They were replaced by counties, which were themselves replaced by districts.

Following abolition, the provinces became known as provincial districts. Their only visible function today is their use to determine, with the exception of the Chatham Islands, Northland, and South Canterbury, the geographical boundaries for anniversary day public holidays.

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... New provinces were formed by the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 (UK) ... This Act established the first six provinces of Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury, and Otago ... Each province elected its own legislature known as a Provincial Council, and elected a Superintendent who was not a member of the council ...

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