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Famous and Notable New Zealanders

  • Rewi Alley Humanitarian
  • Chris Amon Le Mans winner 1966
  • Erin Baker Athlete
  • Jean Batten Aviator
  • James K Baxter Writer
  • Peter Blake Winner of 1995 America's Cup!
  • Paul Caffyn Sea-kayaker
  • Jane Campion Film Director (The Piano)
  • Sharon Crosbie Broadcaster
  • Fredd Dagg and Dog
  • Rod Dixon Athlete
  • Neil Finn Composer/Singer
  • Tim Finn Composer/Singer
  • Janet Frame Writer
  • Douglas Glass Photographer
  • Patricia Grace Writer
  • Maurice Gee Writer
  • Sir Edmund Hillary With Tenzing Norgay, first to climb Mt Everest
  • Frances Hodgkins Painter
  • Keith Holyoak ex-Prime Minister
  • Denny Hulme Formula One World Champion 1967
  • Keri Hulme Writer
  • Peter Jackson Film Director (Lord of the Rings)
  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Singer
  • David Lange Nuclear-free Politician
  • Douglas Lilburn Composer
  • Lucy Lawless actor (Xena, Warrior Princess)
  • Danyon Loader Swimmer (Olympic Silver 1992, Two Golds 1996)
  • Jack Lovelock Athlete
  • Colin McCahon Painter
  • Bruce McLaren Le Mans winner 1966
  • Sir Archibald MacIndoe Pioneer Plastic Surgeon
  • Margaret Mahy Writer
  • Dame Malvina Major Singer
  • Bill Manhire Writer
  • Katharine Mansfield Writer
  • Dame Ngaio Marsh Writer
  • Sam Neill Actor
  • Sir Apirana Ngata Maori Leader
  • Anna Paquin Actor
  • Richard Pearse Pioneer in Aviation
  • Sir Maui Pomare Maori Leader
  • Gaylene Preston Film Director (War Stories)
  • Allison Roe Athlete
  • Lord Ernest Rutherford First to split the atom
  • Kate Sheppard Women's Suffragist
  • Kevin Smith Actor
  • Peter Snell Athlete
  • Lee Tamahori Director (Once Were Warriors)
  • Dame Cath Tizard Governor-General
  • Charles Upham awarded Victoria Cross twice
  • Alex von Tunzelman explorer
  • John Walker Athlete
  • Jennifer Ward-Lealand Actor
  • Marilyn Waring Economist
  • Inia te Wiata Singer
  • Wizard of NZ needs no introduction
  • And others...
  • Split Enz Pop Group
  • The All Blacks some sport
  • Bogans
  • Chloe (1994)
  • Phar Lap Racehorse
  • Rachel Hunter remind me again...

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