Top 20 most important and famous people from New Zealand

My opinion about the most important or famous people from New Zealand
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Last updated: January 20, 2023
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Female writer, author of The Garden Party
Katherine Mansfield
Female writer known as one of the Queens of Crime, along with Agatha Christie
Ngaio Marsh
Most prominent member of the women's suffrage movement in New Zealand
Kate Sheppard
Prime Minister from 2017
Jacinda Ardern
Physicist who made significant corrections to the Watson–Crick DNA model and to study the structure of RNA, winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962
Maurice Wilkins
Chemist, winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000
Alan G. MacDiarmid
Physicist known as the father of nuclear physics, winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908
Ernest Rutherford
Director of The Piano and The Power of the Dog, two times winner of Academy Award
Jane Campion
Director of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Peter Jackson
Director of Jojo Rabbit, winner of Academy Award in 2020
Taika Waititi
Actress, famous for her role in The Piano, for which she won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 11
Anna Paquin
Actor, famous for his role in Gladiator, winner of Academy Award in 2001
Russell Crowe
Actor famous for his role as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park
Sam Neill
Rugby player, the highest point scorer in test matches
Dan Carter
Rugby player, he captained the All Blacks and won two Rugby World Cups
Richie McCaw
Rugby player, the first true global superstar of rugby, and consequently had a huge impact on the game
Jonah Lomu
Founder of a Formula One team, one of the most successful in Formula One championship history, winning a total of 8 World Constructors' Championships and 12 World Drivers' Championships
Bruce McLaren
Driver, Formula One champion in 1967
Denny Hulme
Female singer, Royals
The first climber confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest
Edmund Hillary
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