Famous New Zealanders

Based on the clues, name these famous people with New Zealand heritage.
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Last updated: September 6, 2018
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Director of multiple award-winning films set in Middle Earth
Peter Jackson
The first, with sherpa Tenzing Norgay, to reach the summit of Mount Everest
Sir Edmund Hillary
Soprano who made her Metropolitan opera debut in 1974
Dame Kiri te Kanawa
Won Best Supporting Actress at age 11, for 'The Piano' (1994)
Anna Paquin
Director of 'The Piano', for which she won the Palme d'Or
Jane Campion
The 'father of nuclear physics', credited with splitting the atom in 1917
Ernest Rutherford
NZ's most famous women's suffragette who appears on the NZ ten dollar note
Katherine Sheppard
Ex-cricketer, renowned for his fast bowling, and the first to take 400 wickets
Sir Richard Hadlee
Former member of the All Blacks; the first true global superstar of rugby union
Jonah Lomu
Actress best known for her role as Xena: Warrior Princess
Lucy Lawless
Actor who starred in 'Gladiator' and 'A Beautiful Mind'
Russell Crowe
Model, formerly married to singer Rod Stewart
Rachel Hunter
Teenage singer, of 'Royals' fame
Author who revolutionized the 20th century English short story
Katherine Mansfield
Comedian, actor and one half of the musical duo Flight of the Conchords
Bret McKenzie/Jemaine Clement
First NZ athlete to win Olympic gold, in 1936 (1500 metres)
Jack Lovelock
Classical composer who studied with England's Ralph Vaughan Williams
Douglas Lilburn
Motorcycle racer, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in 'The World's Fastest Indian'
Burt Munro
Actor who starred in 'Dead Calm' and 'Jurassic Park'
Sam Neill
Former Prime Minister and staunch defender of nuclear-free policy
David Lange
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