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Notable New Zealanders

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  • Bree Peters
    She is the daughter of Winston Peters and played the murderous Dr Pania Stevens on Shortland Street.
  • Murray Hone Ball (1939 - 2017)
    Murray Hone Ball, ONZM (1939 – 12 March 2017), was a New Zealand-born cartoonist, who became known for his Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero (the longest running cartoon in Punch magazine), Bruce the Barba...
  • Sir William Goodfellow (1880 - 1974)
    William Goodfellow’s acumen, vision and energy contributed significantly to the shape and direction of the New Zealand dairy industry in the twentieth century. One of six children of Thomas Goodfellow,...
  • William Douglas Goodfellow, OBE (1917 - 2014)
    Businessman and philanthropist William Douglas Goodfellow, once the richest man in New Zealand, has died. The 97-year-old was father to National Party president Peter Goodfellow, and Bruce Goodfellow...
  • Sir Len Southward (1905 - 2004)
    Sir Leonard (Len) Bingley Southward, entrepreneur, engineer, vintage car collector, speed boat racer, 1905-2004. The first person in Australasia to attain 100mph in a speed boat --- Evans Bay 1953. ...

Kia Ora! Welcome. This project is to document the genealogies for notable people who were born in or lived in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Prime Ministers

List of New Zealand Prime Ministers

  1. Henry Sewell (1856-1856)
  2. Sir William Fox (1856-1856)
  3. Sir Edward Stafford (1856-1861; 1865-1869; 1872-1872)
  4. Alfred Domett (1862-1863)
  5. Frederick Whitaker
  6. Frederick Weld
  7. George Waterhouse
  8. Sir Julius Vogel (1873-1875) (1876-1876)
  9. Daniel Pollen
  10. Harry Atkinson
  11. Sir George Grey (1877-1879)
  12. John Hall
  13. Robert Stout
  14. John Ballance
  15. Richard John Seddon (1893-1906)
  16. William Hall-Jones
  17. Joseph Ward
  18. Thomas Mackenzie
  19. William Massey
  20. Francis Bell
  21. Gordon Coates
  22. George Forbes
  23. Michael Joseph Savage (1935-1940)
  24. Peter Fraser
  25. Sidney Holland
  26. Keith Holyoake (1957-1957; 1960-1972)
  27. Water Nash
  28. Jack Marshall
  29. Norman Kirk (1972-1974)
  30. Bill Rowling (1974-1975)
  31. Robert Muldoon (1975-1984)
  32. David Lange (1984-1989)
  33. Sir Geoffrey Palmer (1989-1990)
  34. Mike Moore (1990)
  35. Jim Bolger (1990-1997)
  36. Jenny Shipley (1997-1999)
  37. Helen Clark (1999-2008)
  38. John Key (2008-)


New Zealand Creative Artists

Creative arts include drama or theater, music, film, creative writing, graphic design, photography and visual arts.



Religious Leaders


Tangata Whenua O Aotearoa - Notable People of Maori Descent

New Zealand Wars

Scientists and Inventors




  • Ivy Amelia Batistich
  • Lyn McConchie, a native of New Zealand, has collaborated with Andre Norton on the Beast Master series.