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Selwyn Featherston Toogood MP (1916 - 2001)

Selwyn Featherston Toogood QSO (4 April 1916 – 27 February 2001) was a New Zealand radio and television personality. Toogood was born in Wellington and lived there until 1952 when he moved to ...

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Petra Kylie Bagust MP

Petra Bagust is a New Zealand television presenter, perhaps best known for her role as co-presenter of TVNZ's morning show Breakfast.

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David Cunliffe, MP MP

David Richard Cunliffe HFIITP (born 30 April 1963) is a New Zealand politician and member of the New Zealand Labour Party. He is the sitting member of parliament for New Lynn, West Auckland. He served ...

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John Ballance MP (1839 - 1893)

John Ballance (27 March 1839 – 27 April 1893) was 14th Premier of New Zealand, at the end of the 19th century, and the founder of the Liberal Party, the country's first organised political party...

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Sir Peter Wilfred Tapsell MP (1930 - 2012)

Sir Peter Wilfred Tapsell KNZM MBE FRCS FRCSEd (21 January 1930 – 5 April 2012) was Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. He was notable for being the first M&#x...

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Frederick Whitaker MP (1812 - 1891)

Sir Frederick Whitaker KCMG (23 April 1812 – 4 December 1891) was an English-born New Zealand politician who served twice as the Prime Minister of New Zealand and six times as Attorney-General.

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Edward Jerningham Wakefield MP (1820 - 1879)

Edward Jerningham Wakefield (25 June 1820 – 3 March 1879), known as Jerningham Wakefield, was the only son of Edward Gibbon Wakefield. As such, he was closely associated with his father's intere...

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Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph George Ward, 1st Baronet (1856 - 1930)

Sir Joseph George Ward, 1st Baronet Bt GCMG MP (26 April 1856 – 8 July 1930) was the 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand on two occasions in the early 20th century. Updated from MyHeritag...

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Joseph Gordon Coates, MC and bar MP (1878 - 1943)

Joseph Gordon Coates, MC and bar (3 February 1878 – 27 May 1943) served as the 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1925 to 1928. At the outbreak of World War I, Coates attempted to enlist ...

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Rev Keith Elliott VC MP (1916 - 1989)

Keith Elliott VC (25 April 1916 – 7 October 1989) was a New Zealand soldier who served with the New Zealand Military Forces during the Second World War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the hi...

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Newton King MP (1855 - 1927)

Newton King (21 July 1855–27 July 1927) was a New Zealand auctioneer, merchant and businessman. He was born in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand on 21 July 1855.

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Thomas King MP (1821 - 1893)

Thomas King (21 November 1821 – 28 April 1893) was a 19th century New Zealand politician. He served in the first two Parliaments, and was otherwise active in New Plymouth. He was one of the firs...

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Buck Shelford MP

In 1985, 1987 and 1988 won the Tom French Cup which is awarded to the best Maori rugby player in New Zealand each year. Captain NZ All Blacks 1987-1990. Captain NZ Maori All Blacks 1988-1990. Awa...

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Charles John Johnston, MP MP (1845 - 1918)

Was the Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand in 1890, the Jubilee year. He represented the Te Aro electorate from 1881 to 1887, when he resigned. He was a member of the Legislative Council from 1891 to 1...

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Major Arthur Nattle Grigg, MC MP (1896 - 1941)

Arthur Nattle Grigg (1896 – 29 November 1941) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He was educated at Christ's College and was a farmer. He represented the electorate of Mid-Can...

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Brigadier General Sir Herbert Ernest Hart, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, VD MP (1882 - 1968)

Brigadier General Sir Herbert Ernest Hart, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, VD (13 October 1882 – 5 March 1968) was an officer in the New Zealand Military Forces who served during the Second Boer War and the ...

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Katherine Mansfield MP (1888 - 1923)

Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the...

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Lieut.-Col. William George Malone MP (1859 - 1915)

Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone (24 January 1859 – 8 August 1915) was an officer in the New Zealand Military Forces who served in the First World War. He commanded the Wellington Infant...

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Manu Bennett MP

Manu Bennett (born 10 October 1969), also known as John Bennett or Jon Bennett, is an Australian-New Zealand actor. He is known for his portrayal as the Gallic gladiator Crixus in the Starz television ...

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Taurekareka (Tau) Henare (1877 - 1940)

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David Norman Hewett MP

David Norman "Dave" Hewett (born 14 July 1971) is a former rugby union player from New Zealand, currently working as coach, whose usual position was prop.

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Charles Hazlitt Upham, VC & Bar MP (1908 - 1994)

Captain Charles Hazlitt was a New Zealand soldier who earned the Victoria Cross (VC) twice during the Second World War: in Crete in May 1941, and at Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt, in July 1942. He was the last...

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Shane Edward Smeltz MP

Shane Edward Smeltz (born 29 September 1981) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a striker for Perth Glory FC in the A-League. He is the league's all-time leading goalscorer. Smeltz has scored 2...

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Guy Hardy Scholefield MP (1877 - 1963)

Scholefield was a journalist, historian, and librarian. Together with Emil Schwabe, he edited the 1908 edition of Who's who in New Zealand and the western Pacific. He was the primary editor of the two ...

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Tau Henare MP

Raymond Tau Henare (born 29 September 1960) is a former New Zealand Māori parliamentarian. In representing three different political parties in parliament—New Zealand First, Mauri Pacific...

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Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor General of New Zealand MP

Lieutenant General Sir Jeremiah "Jerry" Mateparae, GNZM, QSO (born 14 November 1954) is New Zealand's 20th and Niue's 9th Governor-General, the second Māori person to hold the office (after Sir ...

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MIHI-KI-TE-KAPUA (deceased)

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Chris Lewis MP

Chris Lewis (born 9 March 1957) is a former professional tennis player from New Zealand who reached the 1983 Wimbledon final as an unseeded player. He won 3 singles titles and achieved a career-high si...

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Onny Parun MP

Onny Parun OBE (born 15 April 1947 in Wellington) is a former tennis player of Croatian descent from New Zealand, who was among the world's top 20 for five years and in 1971 and 1972 he reached the qua...

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Anthony Frederick Wilding (1883 - 1915)

Anthony "Tony" Frederick Wilding (31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915) was a champion tennis player from Christchurch, New Zealand and a soldier killed in action during World War I near Neuve-Chapelle,...

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Riki Morgan Ellison MP

Riki Morgan Ellison (born August 15, 1960, in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a former linebacker, who went by Riki Gray while in college at USC as an All-Pac-10 player in 1982. Ellison is part M...

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Bernhard Ballin (1848 - 1931)

Bernhard Heineman Ballin Birth: 1848 Werra-Meißner-Kreis Hessen, Germany Death: Dec. 29, 1931 Christchurch Canterbury, New Zealand Aged 84 years according to his obituary. He was born ...

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Nancy Wake MP (1912 - 2011)

Nancy Grace Augusta Wake AC, GM (30 August 1912 – 7 August 2011) served as a British agent during the later part of World War II. She became a leading figure in the maquis groups of the French...

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Tim Shadbolt, Mayor of Invercargill MP

Timothy Richard "Tim" Shadbolt (born 19 February 1947) is a New Zealand politician. He is the Mayor of Invercargill and was previously Mayor of Waitemata City.

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Robert James Franičević MP

Auckland, New Zealand

Robert James Francevic, (born on 18 September 1941 in Auckland, New Zealand) was a racing driver in New Zealand and Australia in the 1970s and 1980s. He won the inaugural Nissan-Cue 500 (later Nissan M...

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Ray Comfort MP

Ray Comfort (born December 5, 1949) is a New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist. Comfort started Living Waters Publications and The Way of the Master in Bellflower, California and has writt...

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Roger Hill MP (c.1842 - 1911)

Roger Hill came to New Zealand with his parents on the ship Cashmere in May 1853. He enlisted on 12 January 1864 as an Ensign with the Ist Regiment of the Waikato Militia and was despatched to Tauranga...

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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)

From Wikipedia (English) : Benedict 'Ben' Benjamin Biddle (1848-1933), NZC, one of New Zealand's last land wars heroes, was awarded the rare New Zealand Cross for his acts of bravery at Ngatapa P�...

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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 MP (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)

Henry Sewell (7 September 1807 – 14 May 1879) was a prominent 19th-century New Zealand politician. He was a notable campaigner for New Zealand self-government, and is generally regarded as havin...

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Sq/Ldr Michael James Herrick, DFC & Bar MP (1921 - 1944)

Michael James Herrick was one of five brothers to serve during the Second World War. He flew with distinction during the Battle of Britain and in the Pacific before being killed on air operations over ...

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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)

See Wikipedia...

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Guide Sophia (b. - 1911)

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