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Wynton Alan Whai Rufer MP

Wynton Alan Whai Rufer, CNZM, (born 29 December 1962), is a retired New Zealand footballer who played as a striker. He spent most of his professional career in Germany with Werder Bremen, winning a tot...

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Sean Andrew Marks MP

Sean Andrew Marks (born 23 August 1975) is a New Zealand-American former professional basketball player. He was the first native New Zealander to play in the NBA. Assistant coach at San Antonio Spurs...

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Metiria Leanne Agnes Stanton Turei MP

Metiria Leanne Agnes Stanton Turei (born 1970) is a New Zealand member of Parliament and the female co-leader of the Green Party alongside Russel Norman. As of 2013 she is the Green Party spokesperso...

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Benedict Benjamin Biddle MP (1847 - 1933)

Benedict 'Ben' Biddle, NZC, one of New Zealand's last land wars heroes, was awarded the rare New Zealand Cross for his acts of bravery at Ngatapa Pā, Gisborne in January 1869. Only 23 of these m...

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Benji Marshall MP

Benjamin Quentin "Benji" Marshall (born 25 February 1985) is a professional rugby union footballer with the Auckland Blues of the Super 15. He previously played rugby league as a goal-kicking five-eigh...

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Dion Joseph Nash MP

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Bernice Papasina Mene MP

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Abby Erceg MP

Abby Erceg (born 20 November 1989) is a professional New Zealander footballer who is a member of the New Zealand women's national team.[1] Erceg currently plays for FF USV Jena in the German Bundesliga...

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Marina Eraković MP

Marina Erakovic (Croatian: Marina Eraković) (born 6 March 1988 in Split) is a Croatian-born professional tennis player from New Zealand. Her career high Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings...

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Possum Bourne MP (1956 - 2003)

Peter Raymond George "Possum" Bourne (13 April 1956 – 30 April 2003) was a champion New Zealand rally car driver. He died under non-competitive circumstances while driving on a public road that ...

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Jonathan Richard Pryor MP

Jono Pryor (born Jonathan Richard Pryor) is a New Zealand radio and television personality best known as the host of his eponymous TV show The Jono Project on C4TV. Pryor has worked for The Rock radio ...

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Alan Graham MacDiarmid, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2000 MP (1927 - 2007)

Alan Graham MacDiarmid ONZ (April 14, 1927 – February 7, 2007) was a chemist, and one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000. Early life He was born in Masterton, New Z...

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Benjamin Robert Sigmund MP

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Marco Rodrigo Rojas MP

Marco Rodrigo Rojas (born 5 November 1991) is a New Zealand footballer of Chilean descent who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

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Prof. Alexander Aitken (1895 - 1967)

Prof A. Aitken: Brian Sweeney writes: Alexander Aitken was the greatest mathematician of his era and possessed an astonishing computational brain that could complete challenges that today are reserve...

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Hayley Dee Westenra MP

Hayley Dee Westenra (born 10 April 1987) is a New Zealand singer, Classical crossover artist, songwriter and UNICEF Ambassador. Her first internationally released album, Pure, reached No. 1 on the UK c...

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Ethelbert Alfred Ransom MP (1868 - 1943)

Sir Ethelbert Alfred Ransom KCMG (1868 – 22 May 1943) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party, then its successor the United Party, and from 1936, the National Party. He was a cabinet ...

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Charles Frederick Goldie MP (1870 - 1947)

Charles Frederick Goldie OBE (1870–1947) was a New Zealand artist, best known for his portrayal of Māori dignitaries.

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Walter Nash, 27th Prime Minister of New Zealand MP (1882 - 1968)

Sir Walter Nash GCMG CH (12 February 1882 – 4 June 1968) served as the 27th Prime Minister of New Zealand in the Second Labour Government from 1957 to 1960, and was also highly influential in hi...

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Sir Michael Myers MP (1873 - 1950)

Sir Michael Myers, GCMG KC PC (7 September 1873 – 8 April 1950) was the sixth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand from 1929 to 1946 and served occasionally as Administrator of New ...

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Bevan John Docherty MP

Bevan John Docherty (born 29 March 1977) is a triathlete from New Zealand, who won medals twice at the Olympic Games. Docherty attended Tauhara College, Taupo. In 2004, Docherty won the ITU world cha...

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Annelise Coberger MP

Annelise Coberger (born 16 September 1971) is a former New Zealand alpine skier. Born in Christchurch, she became the first person from the Southern Hemisphere to win a medal at the Winter Olympics whe...

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Callan Francis Mulvey MP

Mulvey was born in New Zealand, and is of Maori and European heritage. His family moved to Sydney, Australia when he was eight years old. He is best known for his roles as Mark Moran on the popular Aus...

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Karl Heinz Urban MP

Auckland, New Zealand

Karl-Heinz Urban (born 7 June 1972) is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard ...

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Jeremy Russell Brockie MP

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Francis William Redwood MP (1839 - 1935)

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Aston Wyatt Greathead MP (1921 - 2012)

Aston Wyatt Greathead (31 May 1921 - 18 July 2012)[1] was a New Zealand artist. He was born in Napier, the second of the five children of William John Edwin Greathead and Jane Greathead (née Wya...

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Daniel Knight Udy MP (1874 - 1935)

Dan Knight Udy (21 May 1874 – 29 July 1935) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A hooker, Udy represented Wairarapa at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, th...

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John Higgins (b. - 1938)

The perpetrator of the only school shooting in New Zealand history

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Peter McKinney (deceased)

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Kelvyn McLean (b. - 1923)

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Frederick George Evans MP (1881 - 1912)

On 'Black Tuesday', 12 November 1912, in the midst of a bitter six-month strike by miners in the small New Zealand goldmining town of Waihi, striker Fred Evans was killed - one of only two fatalities* ...

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Lorde MP

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. Her first EP, The Love Club, was released on 22 November 2012; and her first s...

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Henry Smith Fish (1838 - 1897)

Henry Smith Fish (15 July 1838 – 23 September 1897) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician. For a time, he was a member of the Liberal Party. He was Mayor of Dunedin for a total of six years....

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Jeremy John Christie MP

Has a Maori father.

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Heremaia Ngata MP

Former Maori football player.

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Rory Michael Fallon MP

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Christopher Grant Wood MP

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Winston Wiremu Reid MP

Both parents are Maori. Father is Lyle James.

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Leonida Christos Bertos MP

Has a Maori mother.

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Quade Santini Cooper MP

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Rhys Montague Darby MP

Rhys Darby (born 21 March 1974) is an actor and comedian from New Zealand, known for his energetic physical comedy routines, telling stories accompanied with mime and sound effects of things such as ma...

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Steven Adams MP

Steven Adams (born 28 July 1993) is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing college ba...

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Danyon Joseph Loader MP

Danyon Joseph Loader, ONZM (born 21 April 1975 in Timaru, New Zealand) is an Olympic champion, former World Record holding swimmer from New Zealand, based in Dunedin. He remains the national record hol...

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John Ross Marshall (deceased)

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Sidney George Holland MP (1893 - 1961)

Sir Sidney George Holland, GCMG, CH (18 October 1893 – 5 August 1961) was the 25th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 13 December 1949 to 20 September 1957.

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George Marsden Waterhouse MP (1824 - 1906)

Has the unique distinction of being the only person to have been Premier of 2 British colonies. South Australia in 1860's and New Zealand in 1870's. George and Lydia had no children of their own so a...

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Alfred Domett MP (1811 - 1887)

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Henry Sewell (1807 - 1879)

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Michael James Herrick MP (1921 - 1944)

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Francis Noel Brinsden MP (1919 - 1993)

F/O Francis N.Brinsden a New Zealander and flew with No 19 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. On the 31st of August 1940 he had to bale out of his Spitfire I (R6958) after combat over the Thames Es...

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Robert Lawrence Spurdle MP (1918 - 1994)

S/L Robert Lawrence Spurdle was born in Wanganui, New Zealand on 3 March 1918, attended Wanganui Collegiate School before being accepted early in 1939 for the last short service commission course. When...

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Sir William Fox MP (1812 - 1893)

Sir William Fox, KCMG (1812 – 23 June 1893) was the second Premier of New Zealand on four occasions in the 19th century, while New Zealand was still a colony. He was known for his confiscation o...

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Andrew Hamilton Russell MP (1868 - 1960)

Major General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell KCB, KCMG (23 February 1868 – 29 November 1960) was a General from New Zealand, during the Great War who rose swiftly to high command during the Gallipo...

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John Bateman Harcourt MP (1845 - 1928)

Founder of Harcourts real estate Councillor J. B. Harcourt was born in Leamington, Warwickshire, and left England when very young, arriving in Australia in 1856. He was educated in Melbourne, and l...

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Samuel Duncan Parnell MP (1810 - 1890)

Arrived the Duke of Roxburgh Link to Wikipedia Page: Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand: New Zealand History Online: DEATH OF MR. S. D. PARNELL. THE FOUNDER OF THE EIGHT HOURS SYSTEM. For some ...

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Sir Wallace Edward Rowling MP (1927 - 1995)

Wallace Edward Rowling, politician: born Motueka, New Zealand 15 November 1927; MP (Labour) for Buller 1962-72, for Tasman 1972-84; President, New Zealand Labour Party 1970-73; Minister of Finance 1972...

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Maui Wiremu Piti Naera Pomare MP (c.1875 - 1930)

Sir Maui Wiremu Pita Naera Pomare, KBE, CMG (1875 or 1876 – 27 June 1930) was a New Zealand doctor and politician, being counted among the more prominent Māori political figures. He is pa...

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Whakahuihui Vercoe MP (1928 - 2007)

Most Rev. Whakahuihui "Hui" Vercoe, PCNZM, MBE (4 June 1928 – 13 September 2007) was an Anglican bishop in New Zealand. He was the Archbishop of New Zealand from 2004 to 2006, the first person f...

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Amyas Douglas Connell (1901 - 1980)

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Ronald Sym MP (1903 - 1989)

Sir Ronald Syme, OM, FBA (11 March 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a New Zealand-born historian and classicist. Long associated with Oxford University, he is widely regarded as the 20th century's g...

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Hercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead (1824 - 1897)

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Guide Sophia (b. - 1911)

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Liam Mullane Finn MP

Liam Mullane Finn (born 24 September 1983 in Melbourne, Australia) is a New Zealand musician and songwriter. Born in Australia, he moved to New Zealand as a child. He is the son of pop musician Neil Fi...

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Sir Frederic Truby King MP (1858 - 1938)

Sir Frederic Truby King CMG (1 April 1858 – 10 February 1938), generally known as Truby King, was a New Zealand health reformer and Director of Child Welfare. He is best known as the founder of ...

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Garland William Robert Woon MP (1831 - 1895)

one of the founders of the Taranaki Herald

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Harry Jonas Mynott MP (1876 - 1924)

A member of the Original All Black Team

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Hoani Retimana Waititi (1926 - 1965)

Hoani Retimana Waititi (1926–1965) was a notable New Zealand teacher, educationalist and community leader. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Te Whanau-a-Apanui iwi. He was born in ...

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Mahé Drysdale MP

Alexander Mahé Owens Drysdale , MNZM (born 19 November 1978 in Melbourne, Australia) is a New Zealand rower and five-time World Champion single sculler. He won Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic...

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Valerie Kasanita Adams MP

Valerie Kasanita Adams (formerly known as Valerie Vili), ONZM (born 6 October 1984) is a shot putter from New Zealand. She is the reigning women's Olympic champion and three-time World champion, two-ti...

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Rosanna Arkle MP

Rosanna Arkle is a New Zealand born glamour model and star of the reality TV show "the GC"

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Mate Ivan Joseph Jakich MP (1940 - 2010)

Mate Jakich From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mate Jakich (Mate I. J.) (1941–2010) was a former Auckland, New Zealand representative rugby player. Jakich was born in Auckland and educated ...

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Melville Edwin Lyons (1889 - 1955)

NZ Member of Parliament Deputy Mayor of Christchurch Wikipedia:

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Philip Bruce Goff MP

Philip Bruce Goff (born 22 June 1953) is the Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Mount Roskill. During the Fifth Labour Government, in office from 1999 to 2008, he served in a number of ministeria...

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Bill Woolsey MP (b. - c.2004)

William (Bill) Woolsey was an accomplished league player. Bill is touted as one of the toughest Kiwi league players in history. He once suffered a head wound that required 30 stitches. When a reserve r...

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Fran Walsh MP

Frances "Fran" Walsh, Lady Jackson, MNZM (born January 10, 1959) is a screenwriter, film producer and occasional musician. She is the wife of filmmaker Peter Jackson. They have two children: Billy and ...

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Kimbra Lee Johnson MP

Kimbra Johnson (born 27 March 1990), known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand singer/songwriter from Hamilton, New Zealand. She is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Kimbra's debut album ...

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Robert Henry Wynyard MP (1802 - 1864)

Sir Robert Henry Wynyard (24 December 1802 – 6 January 1864) was a New Zealand colonial administrator, serving at various times as Lieutenant Governor of New Ulster Province, Administrator of th...

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Silvia Rose Cartwright MP

Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright, PCNZM, DBE, QSO, DStJ (née Poulter) (born 7 November 1943) was the 18th Governor-General of New Zealand.

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David Russell Lange MP (1942 - 2005)

David Russell Lange, ONZ, CH (4 August 1942 – 13 August 2005), served as the 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1984 to 1989. He headed New Zealand's fourth Labour Government, one of the mo...

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Mike Moore, 34th Prime Minister of New Zealand MP

Michael Kenneth Moore ONZ (known as Mike Moore, born 28 January 1949) is a politician from New Zealand who has served both as Prime Minister of New Zealand and Director-General of the World Trade Organ...

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Norman Eric Kirk MP (1923 - 1974)

Norman Eric Kirk (6 January 1923 – 31 August 1974) was the 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1972 until his sudden death in 1974. He led the Parliamentary wing of the New Zealand Labour Pa...

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Sir Paul Scott Holmes MP (1950 - 2013)

Sir Paul Scott Holmes KNZM (29 April 1950 – 1 February 2013) was a radio and television broadcaster in New Zealand. Holmes hosted a Saturday morning radio show on Newstalk ZB[2] and, for 23 year...

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David Joseph Dobbyn MP

Dave Dobbyn, ONZM (born 3 January 1957) is an award-winning New Zealand musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. In his early career he was a member of the rock group Th' Dudes and was the main...

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Jason Kerrison MP

Opshop was formed by Invercargill born, Christchurch raised, singer/songwriter Jason Kerrison son of a Nga Puhi father and Pakeha mother. He based himself in Auckland, writing music while at a residenc...

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Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull MP (1868 - 1918)

Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull (14 September 1868 – 28 June 1918) was a New Zealand merchant, and book collector. On his death, his collection formed the nucleus of the Alexander Turnbull Collecti...

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Barry John Crump MP (1935 - 1996)

Barry John Crump MBE (born 15 May 1935, Auckland, New Zealand – died 3 July 1996) was a New Zealand author of semi-autobiographical comic novels based on his image as a rugged outdoors man. Take...

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Sir Julius Vogel MP (1835 - 1899)

Sir Julius Vogel, KCMG (24 February 1835 – 12 March 1899) was the eighth Premier of New Zealand. His administration is best remembered for the issuing of bonds to fund railway construction and o...

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Sir Thomas Lachlan MacDonald (1898 - 1980)

He was the Member of Parliament for Mataura 1938-1946, then Wallace 1946-1957, when he retired. He was Minister of Defence from 1949 to 1957 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1954 to 1957 in the F...

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Sir Peter James Blake MP (1948 - 2001)

Sir Peter James Blake, KBE (1 October 1948 in Auckland – 6 December 2001 in Brazil) was a New Zealand yachtsman who won the Whitbread Round the World Race, the Jules Verne Trophy – settin...

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Sir Peter Charles Leitch MP

Sir Peter Charles Leitch, KNZM, QSM, (born 1944) is a New Zealand businessman, also known as The Mad Butcher. Although well known in New Zealand for the chain of butcheries he founded, Leitch is arguab...

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Sir Francis Henry Dillon Bell MP (1851 - 1936)

Sir Francis Henry Dillon Bell, GCMG, KC (31 March 1851, Nelson, New Zealand – 13 March 1936, Wellington, New Zealand) was the first New Zealand-born Prime Minister of New Zealand. Bell is one th...

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Tim Finn MP

Brian Timothy "Tim" Finn, OBE (born 25 June 1952) is a New Zealand singer and musician. His musical career includes forming 1970s and 1980s New Zealand rock group Split Enz, a number of solo albums, te...

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Neil Finn MP

Cornelius Mullane "Neil" Finn, OBE (born 27 May 1958) is a New Zealand Pop recording artist. Along with his brother Tim Finn, he was the co-frontman for Split Enz and is now frontman for Crowded House....

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William Theophilus Anderton MP (1891 - 1966)

William Theophilus Anderton (registered as Theophilus William) was born on 16 March 1891 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, the youngest of five children of Henry Anderton, a forge labourer, and...

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Sir Roger Owen Douglas MP

Sir Roger Owen Douglas (born 1937) is a New Zealand politician who served as a minister in two Labour governments. He is best-known for his prominent role in the radical economic restructuring of the 1...

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Sir Don McKinnon MP

Sir Donald Charles "Don" McKinnon, ONZ, GCVO (born 27 February 1939) is a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand. He was the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth o...

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James Brendan Bolger MP

James Brendan "Jim" Bolger, ONZ (born 31 May 1935) was the 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1990 to 1997. Bolger was elected on the promise of delivering a "Decent Society" following the previou...

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