Who is on New Zealand's Banknotes?

Before you check what New Zealand's banknotes look like, can you name who appears on them?
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Last updated: July 24, 2016
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First submittedFebruary 17, 2015
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First ascender of Everest, alongside Sherpa Tenzing
Edmund Hillary
NZ women received the vote in 1893 (a world first) thanks to her
Kate Sheppard
Head of State since 1952
Elizabeth II
Leading Maori statesman
Apirana Ngata
First person to split the atom, earning a Nobel prize (in chemistry!)
Ernest Rutherford
Level 78
Jul 22, 2016
Not sure 'ruled the country' is the best clue for our Queen. Head of State perhaps?
Level 76
Jul 23, 2016
Sure; we'll go with your suggestion.