100 Notable alumni of
University of Otago

The University of Otago is 569th in the world, 12th in Oceania, and 4th in New Zealand by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Otago sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 2 individuals affiliated with the University of Otago won Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine.

  1. Stella Maxwell

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    Stella Maxwell
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    model
    Biography

    Stella Maynes Maxwell is a Belgian-born Northern Irish-New Zealand model best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. She became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2015, and is also the face of the cosmetics brand Max Factor.

  2. Bill English

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    Bill English
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianfarmer
    Biography

    Sir Simon William English is a former New Zealand National Party politician who served as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2016 to 2017 and as the 17th Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance from 2008 to 2016 under John Key and the Fifth National Government.

  3. Jamie Joseph

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    Jamie Joseph
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    James Whitinui Joseph is a New Zealand-born Japanese former rugby union player and current rugby union coach. A flanker, Joseph represented Otago at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1992 to 1995, before representing Japan in 1999. Joseph, now head coach of the Japanese national side, has coached since his retirement, coming through the ranks in New Zealand before his first national stint.

  4. John Hattie

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    John Hattie
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    John Allan Clinton Hattie was born in Timaru, New Zealand, and has been a professor of education and director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011. He was previously professor of education at the University of Auckland.

  5. Graham Henry

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    Graham Henry
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    association football playercricketerrugby union playerrugby union coach
    Biography

    Sir Graham "Ted" William Henry is a New Zealand rugby union coach, and former head coach of the country's national team, the All Blacks.

  6. Nikki Kaye

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    Nikki Kaye
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nicola Laura Kaye is a New Zealand politician who served as Deputy Leader of the New Zealand National Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 22 May 2020 to 14 July 2020.

  7. Grant Robertson

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    Grant Robertson
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Grant Murray Robertson is a New Zealand politician and member of the Labour Party who has served as Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand since 2020 and Minister of Finance since 2017. He has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wellington Central since 2008.

  8. Juliet Marillier

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    Juliet Marillier
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Juliet Marillier is a New Zealand-born writer of fantasy, focusing predominantly on historical fantasy.

  9. Rui Maria de Araújo

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    Rui Maria de Araújo
    Born in
    East Timor Flag East Timor
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rui Maria de Araújo was the Prime Minister of East Timor from 2015 to 2017. He is a physician and member of Fretilin.

  10. Kamisese Mara

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    Kamisese Mara
    Born in
    Fiji Flag Fiji
    Years
    1920-2004 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    cricketerpolitician
    Biography

    Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, CF, GCMG, KBE was a Fijian politician, who served as Chief Minister from 1967 to 1970, when Fiji gained its independence from the United Kingdom, and, apart from one brief interruption in 1987, the first Prime Minister from 1970 to 1992. He subsequently served as President from 1993 to 2000. He is considered the founding father of the modern nation of Fiji.

  11. David Clark

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    David Clark
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Scott Clark is a New Zealand Labour Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for Dunedin. He was the Minister of Health until July 2020, when he resigned after multiple controversies related to the response to COVID-19. Previously he has been Opposition Spokesperson for Small Business and Economic Development.

  12. Jeremy Waldron

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    Jeremy Waldron
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    philosopherlawyer
    Biography

    Jeremy Waldron is a New Zealand professor of law and philosophy. He holds a University Professorship at the New York University School of Law and was formerly the Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford University. Waldron also holds an adjunct professorship at Victoria University of Wellington. Waldron is regarded as one of the world's leading legal and political philosophers.

  13. Mazlan Othman

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    Mazlan Othman
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    physicistastrophysicistpolitician
    Biography

    Professor Emerita Dato' Seri Dr Mazlan binti Othman is a Malaysian astrophysicist whose work has pioneered Malaysia's participation in space exploration. She was her country's first astrophysicist, and helped to create a curriculum in astrophysics at the national university, as well as to build public awareness and understanding of astronomy and space issues. She was appointed Director General of Angkasa, the Malaysian National Space Agency and served as the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna from 2007 to 2014.

  14. Jack Bauer

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    Jack Bauer
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Hans Jacob Bauer is a New Zealand professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team BikeExchange. Bauer turned professional in 2010.

  15. Seru Rabeni

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    Seru Rabeni
    Born in
    Fiji Flag Fiji
    Years
    1978-2016 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Ratu Seru Rabeni was a Fijian rugby union player. He played as a centre or wing. At both club and international level, his physicality and heavy tackles earned him the nickname "Rambo".

  16. Jack Lovelock

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    Jack Lovelock
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1910-1949 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    journalistmiddle-distance runnerathletics competitor
    Biography

    John Edward Lovelock was a New Zealand athlete who became the world 1500m and mile record holder and 1936 Olympic champion in the 1500 metres.

  17. James K. Baxter

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    James K. Baxter
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1926-1972 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    James Keir Baxter was a New Zealand poet and playwright. He was also known as an activist for the preservation of Māori culture. He is one of New Zealand's most well-known and controversial literary figures. He was a prolific writer who produced numerous poems, plays and articles in his short life, and was regarded as the preeminent writer of his generation; he also suffered from alcoholism until the late 1950s, after which he converted to Catholicism, and established a controversial commune at Jerusalem, New Zealand in 1969. His wife, Jacquie Sturm, was a well-known writer in her own right.

  18. Silvia Cartwright

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    Silvia Cartwright
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright is a New Zealand jurist who served as the 18th Governor-General of New Zealand, from 2001 to 2006. She was the second woman to hold the office, after Dame Catherine Tizard.

  19. Anton Oliver

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    Anton Oliver
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Anton David Oliver is a retired New Zealand rugby union player. Previously, he played as a hooker for Marlborough (one of the predecessors to today's Tasman side) and Otago in the National Provincial Championship and Air New Zealand Cup, and spent twelve seasons with the Highlanders in Super Rugby. He earned 59 caps for his country and for a period was All Blacks captain.

  20. David Cunliffe

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    David Cunliffe
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    David Richard Cunliffe is a New Zealand management consultant and former politician who was Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from September 2013 to September 2014. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Titirangi and then New Lynn for the Labour Party between 1999 and 2017. He served as the Minister of Health, Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Minister of Immigration for the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand from October 2007 until November 2008.

  21. David Parker

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    David Parker
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    David William Parker is a New Zealand Labour Party politician who currently serves as Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, Minister of Revenue and Associate Minister of Finance in the Sixth Labour Government. He previously served as a Cabinet Minister in the Fifth Labour Government and as interim Leader of the Labour Party from September to November 2014. He represented the Otago electorate at the 47th Parliament and has since served as a list MP.

  22. Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt

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    Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1900-1994 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    military physicianpoliticiansprintersurgeon
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    Colonel Arthur Espie Porritt, Baron Porritt, Bt, GCMG, GCVO, CBE, FRCS was a New Zealand physician, military surgeon, statesman and athlete. He won a bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics in the 100 m sprint. He served as the 11th governor-general of New Zealand from 1967 to 1972.

  23. Robert Merlin Carter

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    Robert Merlin Carter
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1942-2016 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    geologist
    Biography

    Robert Merlin "Bob" Carter was an English palaeontologist, stratigrapher and marine geologist. He was professor and head of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University in Australia from 1981 to 1998, and was prominent in promoting climate change denial.

  24. Malcolm Grant

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    Malcolm Grant
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Biography

    Sir Malcolm John Grant,, FAcSS is a former chairman of NHS England, prviously known as the NHS Commissioning Board. Born in New Zealand, he is also a barrister and academic lawyer.

  25. Te Rangi Hīroa

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    Te Rangi Hīroa
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1880-1951 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    physicianpoliticiananthropologistdirectorhistorian
    Biography

    Sir Peter Henry Buck, also known as Te Rangi Hīroa or Te Rangihīroa, was a New Zealand doctor, military leader, health administrator, politician, anthropologist and museum director. He was a prominent member of Ngāti Mutunga, his mother's Māori iwi.

  26. Greg Henderson

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    Greg Henderson
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Gregory Henderson is a New Zealand former professional track and road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2002 and 2017. His career includes winning the 15-kilometre (9.3-mile) scratch race at the 2004 world championships and, in road cycling, winning the points competition at the Tour de Georgia in 2005 and 2008.

  27. Sam Hayes

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    Sam Hayes
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    news presenter
    Biography

    Samantha Hayes is a South African-born New Zealand journalist and newsreader.

  28. Michael Woodhouse

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    Michael Woodhouse
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Allan Woodhouse is a National member of the New Zealand Parliament.

  29. Nathan Cohen

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    Nathan Cohen
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    rower
    Biography

    Nathan Phillip Cohen is a New Zealand rower. He is a two-time world champion, and won a gold medal in the Olympics. In 2006, rowing a single scull, he won a gold medal at the World University Games. In doing so, he became the first New Zealander to win a gold medal at the World University Games in any sport. Cohen and his rowing partner, Joseph Sullivan, won back-to-back gold medals in the men's double sculls at both the 2010 and 2011 World Rowing Championships. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he and his partner won the gold medal in the men's double sculls, after breaking the Olympic best time in the heats. In 2013, Cohen was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to rowing.

  30. Clare Curran

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    Clare Curran
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Clare Elizabeth Curran is a New Zealand politician who served as a member of the New Zealand Parliament for Dunedin South from 2008 to 2020. She was the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media and Associate Minister for the Accident Compensation Corporation in the current Labour-led coalition government. In late August 2019, Curran announced that she would be retiring at the 2020 general election.

  31. Lloyd Geering

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    Lloyd Geering
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1918-.. (age 103)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Sir Lloyd George Geering is a New Zealand theologian who faced charges of heresy in 1967 for his controversial views. He considers Christian and Muslim fundamentalism to be "social evils". Geering is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He turned 100 in February 2018.

  32. Joe Williams

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    Joe Williams
    Years
    1934-2020 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in the University of Otago
    Studied in 1960
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Joseph Williams was a Cook Islands politician and physician who served as Prime Minister of the Cook Islands for four months in 1999. He is credited with having worked to prevent the spread of the tropical disease lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). He principally resided in Auckland, New Zealand, where he was medical director of the Mt Wellington Integrated Family Health Centre.

  33. Fergus Hume

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    Fergus Hume
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1859-1932 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    writernovelistcrime writer
    Biography

    Ferguson Wright Hume, known as Fergus Hume, was a prolific English novelist.

  34. Rob Knight

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    Rob Knight
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    university teacherbiologistwriterresearcher
    Biography

    Rob Knight is a professor at the University of California, San Diego and the co-founder of the American Gut Project. He is also a co-founder of the Earth Microbiome Project, and his lab's research involves the development of laboratory and computational techniques to characterize the microbiomes of humans, animals, and the environment.

  35. John Salmond

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    John Salmond
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1862-1924 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Sir John William Salmond was a legal scholar, public servant and judge in New Zealand.

  36. Peter Gluckman

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    Peter Gluckman
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Sir Peter David Gluckman is a New Zealand scientist. Originally trained as a paediatrician, he served as the inaugural Chief Science Advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister from 2009 to 2018. He is a founding member and current Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice, and is President-elect of the International Science Council.

  37. Justin Lester

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    Justin Lester
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Justin Lester is a New Zealand businessman and politician. He was Mayor of Wellington between 2016 and 2019, following six years on the Wellington City Council.

  38. Chris Laidlaw

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    Chris Laidlaw
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerpoliticiandiplomat
    Biography

    Christopher Robert Laidlaw is a New Zealand politician and former rugby union player, Rhodes Scholar, public servant, diplomat and radio host.

  39. Robert Stout

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    Robert Stout
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1844-1930 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Sir Robert Stout was a New Zealand politician who was the 13th Premier of New Zealand on two occasions in the late 19th century, and later Chief Justice of New Zealand. He was the only person to hold both these offices. He was noted for his support of liberal causes such as women's suffrage, and for his strong belief that philosophy and theory should always triumph over political expediency.

  40. Mason Durie

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    Mason Durie
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    psychiatristacademic
    Biography

    Sir Mason Harold Durie is a New Zealand professor of Māori Studies and research academic at Massey University. He is known for his contributions to Māori health. In 2020, he was appointed to the Order of New Zealand, the highest honour in New Zealand's royal honours system.

  41. Kim Hill

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    Kim Hill
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Kim Hill is a New Zealand broadcaster who currently presents the programme Saturday Morning on Radio New Zealand National, a public radio station. She was named International Radio Personality of the Year in 2012.

  42. Andrew Boyens

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    Andrew Boyens
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Andrew Victor Boyens is a New Zealand international footballer who plays and coaches with amateur side Forrest Hill Milford. Boyens has represented New Zealand at the international level.

  43. Melodie Robinson

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    Melodie Robinson
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Otago
    1992-1995 studied physical education and sociology of sport
    Occupations
    rugby union playerjournalistmanagerentrepreneurbroadcaster
    Biography

    Melodie Robinson is a New Zealand sports journalist and presenter, and former international rugby union player for the New Zealand women's national rugby union team. She played 18 tests for the New Zealand women's team, the Black Ferns, from 1996 to 2002. Robinson won two world cups in that time, playing blindside or openside flanker. She also represented New Zealand in sevens at the Hong Kong 7s and Japan 7s.

  44. Tom Franklin

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    Tom Franklin
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Tom Franklin is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a lock for Otago in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and the Highlanders in the international Super Rugby competition.

  45. Brent Hodge

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    Brent Hodge
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Brent Hodge is a Canadian-New Zealander documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known for his documentaries I Am Chris Farley, A Brony Tale, The Pistol Shrimps, Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary, Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh, Who Let the Dogs Out and Pharma Bro. He has been nominated for six Leo Awards for his documentary movies Winning America, What Happens Next? and A Brony Tale, winning one for A Brony Tale in 2015. He was nominated for two Shorty Awards under the "director" category in 2014 and 2015 for his work on The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions and A Brony Tale. Hodge also won a Canadian Screen Award in 2014 for directing The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions with Grant Lawrence.

  46. Jan Logie

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    Jan Logie
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Heather Janet Logie is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She is a member of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

  47. Christopher de Hamel

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    Christopher de Hamel
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    librarian
    Biography

    Christopher Francis Rivers de Hamel is a British academic librarian and expert on mediaeval manuscripts. He is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and former Fellow Librarian of the Parker Library. His book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is the winner of the Duff Cooper Prize for 2016 and the Wolfson History Prize for 2017.

  48. Simon O'Neill

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    Simon O'Neill
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    opera singer
    Biography

    Simon John O'Neill is a New Zealand-born operatic tenor. In 1998, his image appeared on the New Zealand one-dollar performing arts postage stamp.

  49. Arnold Nordmeyer

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    Arnold Nordmeyer
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1901-1989 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir Arnold Henry Nordmeyer was a New Zealand politician. He served as Minister of Finance (1957–1960) and later as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition (1963–1965).

  50. Ichiro Kawachi

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    Ichiro Kawachi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the University of Otago
    Graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    editorsociologistepidemiologist
    Biography

    Ichiro Kawachi is a social epidemiologist of Japanese origin who was trained in New Zealand. He is currently the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he is also the chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. With S.V. Subramanian, he is the co-editor-in-chief of the international journal Social Science & Medicine and the sister open access journal SSM – Population Health. In 2018, Kawachi was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is also an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.

  51. Alison Holst

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    Alison Holst
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    chef
    Biography

    Dame Alison Margaret Holst is a best-selling New Zealand food writer and television celebrity chef.

  52. Craig Millar

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    Craig Millar
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Craig Millar is a New Zealand-born Japanese rugby union player who currently plays as a loosehead prop for Otago in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and for the Tokyo based Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves.

  53. Dave Cull

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    Dave Cull
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politiciantelevision presenter
    Biography

    David Charles Cull was the mayor of the city of Dunedin in New Zealand. He became the 57th Mayor of Dunedin in October 2010 and was re-elected in both the 2013 mayoralty race and 2016 mayoral election. Before politics, he was a presenter for Television New Zealand and an author.

  54. Peter Chin

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    Peter Chin
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Peter Wing Ho Chin, CNZM CNZM (born 1941) is a lawyer and was the 56th Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand. He served two terms as Mayor from 2004 to 2010.

  55. David Farrar

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    David Farrar
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Peter Farrar is a New Zealand political activist, blogger and pollster. He is a frequent commentator in the media on Internet issues. Farrar has held many roles within the New Zealand National Party and has worked in Parliament for four National Party leaders.

  56. Peter McIntyre

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    Peter McIntyre
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1910-1995 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    painterwriter
    Biography

    Peter McIntyre was a New Zealand painter and author.

  57. Tim Macindoe

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    Tim Macindoe
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1960s
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Timothy Harley Macindoe is a New Zealand politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament in 2008 for the Hamilton West electorate. Macindoe previously served as the Minister of Customs in the Fifth National Government.

  58. Volker Heine

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    Volker Heine
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Volker Heine FRS is a New Zealand / British physicist. He is married to Daphne and they have three children. Volker Heine is considered a pioneer of theoretical and computational studies of the electronic structure of solids and liquids and the determination of physical properties derived from it.

  59. Murray Brennan

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    Murray Brennan
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    surgeononcologistresearcher
    Biography

    Sir Murray Frederick Brennan is a New Zealand surgeon, oncologist, cancer researcher, and academic. From 1985 to 2006, he was chairman of the surgery department of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, United States.

  60. Peter Tapsell

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    Peter Tapsell
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1930-2012 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politiciansurgeonrugby union player
    Biography

    Sir Peter Wilfred Tapsell was Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. He was notable for being the first Māori Speaker, and for being the first Speaker since Bill Barnard in 1943 to hold office while not a member of the governing party.

  61. Holly Walker

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    Holly Walker
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Holly Ruth Walker was a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 2011 to 2014, as a Green Party list MP. She is currently a public servant, writer and book reviewer.

  62. Rebecca Scown

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    Rebecca Scown
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    rower
    Biography

    Rebecca Scown is a professional rower from New Zealand. Together with Juliette Haigh, she won the bronze medal in the women's coxless pair at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Previously they had won gold in the women's pair at the World Rowing Cup regatta in Lucerne, 2010 and at the 2010 World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro and at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled. After winning a bronze medal with the New Zealand women's eight at the 2017 World Rowing Championships, she is having a break from rowing in the 2017/18 season.

  63. Warwick Taylor

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    Warwick Taylor
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Warwick Thomas Taylor is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He won 24 caps for the All Blacks between 1983 and 1988 and played in the victorious New Zealand team at the 1987 Rugby World Cup.

  64. David Benson-Pope

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    David Benson-Pope
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Henry Benson-Pope is a New Zealand politician. He is a former Member of Parliament for Dunedin South and has been a member of the Dunedin City Council since 2013.

  65. Duncan Oughton

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    Duncan Oughton
    Born in
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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Duncan Oughton is a retired New Zealand association football player. Oughton played professionally in the United States for Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew and represented New Zealand internationally. He was an assistant coach for Toronto FC until 31 October 2014, when the team let Ryan Nelsen and five of his assistant coaches go. Today he is the host of the T.V. series Soccer & Beer.

  66. Herb Green

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    1916-2001 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    physician
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    George Herbert "Herb" Green, B.A., BSc, M.B., Ch.B., (D.Obs. R.C.O.G.), M.R.C.O.G.(Lond.), was a New Zealand Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who led the National Women's Hospital Cervical Cancer Unit as Professor through the 1960s and 1970s and became notorious for conducting an alleged unethical experiment that was the subject of the Cartwright Inquiry.

  67. Sue Kedgley

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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Susan Jane Kedgley is a New Zealand politician, food campaigner and author. Before entering politics Kedgley worked for the United Nations in New York for 8 years and for a decade as a television reporter, director and producer in New Zealand.

  68. Arthur Henry Adams

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    Arthur Henry Adams
    Born in
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    Years
    1872-1936 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    journalistpoet
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    Arthur Henry Adams was a journalist and author. He started his career in New Zealand, though he spent most of it in Australia, and for a short time lived in China and London.

  69. Edwin Carr

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    Edwin Carr
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    Years
    1926-2003 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusicologistmusic pedagoguepianist
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    Edwin James Nairn Carr was a composer of classical music from New Zealand.

  70. Paul Foster-Bell

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    Paul Foster-Bell
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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Paul Ayers Robert Foster-Bell is a former New Zealand diplomat, a politician and was a list member of the House of Representatives between May 2013 and 2017. He is a member of the National Party and a monarchist. He failed to win the party's nomination for the Whangarei electorate in March 2014, but remained in Parliament as a list MP for the following term.

  71. Marcus Turner

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    Marcus Turner
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-2016 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
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    Marcus William Turner was a New Zealand singer-songwriter and folk musician. He performed at folk festivals in New Zealand, Australia, and overseas. He was also a presenter in the TVNZ children's television programmes Spot On, How's That and Play School (in the latter of which he was also a director).

  72. Rick Barker

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    Rick Barker
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    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Richard John Barker is a New Zealand politician. He is a member of the Labour Party, and was a middle-ranking Cabinet minister in the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand.

  73. Ethel Benjamin

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    Ethel Benjamin
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    Years
    1875-1943 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    lawyer
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    Ethel Rebecca Benjamin was New Zealand's first female lawyer. On 17 September 1897, she became the first woman in the British Empire to appear as counsel in court, representing a client for the recovery of a debt. She was the second woman in the Empire to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor, two months after Clara Brett Martin of Canada.

  74. Alison Shanks

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    Alison Shanks
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
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    Alison Shanks is a retired New Zealand professional racing cyclist, specialising in individual pursuit in track cycling and individual time trial in road bicycle racing. Prior to that she was an Otago Rebels netballer, the sport she played for more than five years before her cycling career.

  75. Rachel Reese

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    Rachel Reese
    Born in
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    Years
    1960s
    Occupations
    politician
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    Rachel Hadley Reese is a New Zealand local-body politician. She is the mayor of Nelson, having been elected in October 2013. Her election made her Nelson's first female mayor.

  76. Meegan Fitzharris

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    Meegan Fitzharris
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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politiciancivil servant
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    Meegan Fitzharris is a former Australian politician, who was a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for the Yerrabi electorate from October 2016 to July 2019, and before that, member for the electorate of Molonglo after she won a countback to fill the Legislative Assembly seat vacated by former Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, in January 2015. She was the Minister for Transport and Municipal Services, Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research and Minister for Health until her resignation from politics in July 2019.

  77. Aaron Hawkins

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    Born in
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    Years
    1980s
    Occupations
    politician
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    Aaron Garth Hawkins is the mayor of Dunedin City in Otago, New Zealand. He was elected as Mayor on 12 October 2019. He is a representative of the Green Party.

  78. Cilla McQueen

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    Cilla McQueen
    Born in
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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Priscilla Muriel McQueen is a poet and three-time winner of the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.

  79. Charles Chilton

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    Charles Chilton
    Years
    1860-1929 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    botanistcarcinologistzoologistphotographer
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    Charles Chilton was a New Zealand zoologist, the first rector to be appointed in Australasia, and the first person to be awarded a D.Sc. degree in New Zealand.

  80. David Skegg

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    David Skegg
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    epidemiologist
    Biography

    Sir David Christopher Graham Skegg is a New Zealand epidemiologist and university administrator. He is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the University from 2004 to 2011 and President of the Royal Society of New Zealand from 2012 to 2015. His primary research interest is cancer epidemiology.

  81. Bryan Drake

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    Bryan Drake
    Born in
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    Years
    1925-2002 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusic pedagoguecomposer
    Biography

    Bryan Ernest Hare Drake was a New Zealand-born baritone who became particularly associated with the operas of Benjamin Britten.

  82. Andrew F. Read

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    Andrew F. Read
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    researcher
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    Andrew Fraser Read FRS is Evan Pugh professor of biology and entomology at Pennsylvania State University and the Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

  83. Christine Jensen Burke

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    Christine Jensen Burke
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    mountaineer
    Biography

    As at May 2021, Chris Jensen Burke is the only New Zealand or Australian woman to reach the summit of K2, and is the 13th woman in the world to do so.

  84. Anna Leese

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    Anna Leese
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
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    Anna Leese is a New Zealand born soprano opera singer.

  85. Margaret Sparrow

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    Margaret Sparrow
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    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    physician
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    Dame Margaret June Sparrow is a New Zealand medical doctor, reproductive rights advocate, and author.

  86. Sean Davison

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    Sean Davison
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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Sean Davison is a New Zealand-born South African scientist and author. In 2010 he was arrested in New Zealand and charged with the attempted murder of his terminally-ill mother, Dr. Patricia Ferguson. As a result of his arrest and High Court trial, he became an international campaigner for changes to the law regarding assisted dying under legally-defined criteria. He is the founder and director of the pro-euthanasia organisation Dignity South Africa and president of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies. Both organisations support the decriminalisation of voluntary euthanasia.

  87. Margaret Cruickshank

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    Margaret Cruickshank
    Born in
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    Years
    1873-1918 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    physician
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    Margaret Barnett Cruickshank was a New Zealand medical practitioner who died during the 1918 influenza pandemic. She was the first registered female doctor in New Zealand.

  88. Hugh Templeton

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    Hugh Templeton
    Years
    1929-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Hugh Campbell Templeton is a former New Zealand diplomat, politician and member of parliament for the National Party.

  89. Roy McKenzie

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    Roy McKenzie
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    Years
    1922-2007 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    alpine skier
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    Sir Roy Allan McKenzie was a New Zealand horse breeder and racer, and was well known for his philanthropy.

  90. Eion Edgar

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    Eion Edgar
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Sir Eion Sinclair Edgar was a New Zealand businessman and philanthropist. He was the chairman of Forsyth Barr Group, a major investment company based in Dunedin, for 20 years until his retirement in 2018, and was chancellor of the University of Otago between 1999 and 2003.

  91. Ralph Hanan

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    Ralph Hanan
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    Years
    1909-1969 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Josiah Ralph Hanan, known as Ralph Hanan, was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He was Mayor of Invercargill and then represented the Invercargill electorate in Parliament, following in his uncle Josiah Hanan's footsteps. He served in World War II and his injuries ultimately caused his death at age 60. He is best remembered for the abolition of the death penalty, which had been suspended by the Labour Party, but which National was to reintroduce. As Minister of Justice, it was Hanan's role to introduce the legislation to Parliament, but he convinced enough of his party colleagues to vote with the opposition and thus abolished the death penalty in New Zealand.

  92. Roger M. Enoka

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    Roger M. Enoka
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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    neuroscientist
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    Roger Maro Enoka is professor and former chair of the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also the director of the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab.

  93. Paul Hutchison

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    Paul Hutchison
    Born in
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Charles Paul Telford Hutchison, known as Paul Hutchison is a New Zealand politician and former health professional. He is a member of the National Party, which he represented in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2014.

  94. Patrick Marshall

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    Patrick Marshall
    Born in
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    Years
    1869-1950 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    cricketergeologistbiologistzoologistmalacologist
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    Patrick Marshall was a geologist who lived in New Zealand.

  95. Richard Faull

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    Richard Faull
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    neuroscientistacademic
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    Sir Richard Lewis Maxwell Faull is a New Zealand neuroscientist and academic who specialises in human neurodegenerative diseases. He is a professor of anatomy and director of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland.

  96. John Hansen

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    John Hansen
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    cricketerjudge
    Biography

    Sir John William Hansen is a retired judge of the New Zealand High Court and a member of the International Cricket Council Code of Conduct Commission. He has held several judicial offices from 1979 until 1988 in Hong Kong and since 1988, in the High Court of New Zealand. He was a professional cricket player and later took on administrative jobs at International Cricket Council. Since 2019, Hansen has been the chairperson of the Canterbury District Health Board.

  97. Allan Highet

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    Allan Highet
    Born in
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    Years
    1913-1992 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politician
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    David Allan Highet was a New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1966 to 1984, representing the National Party for Remuera, holding the then largest majorities in the House.

  98. Alastair McPhail

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    Alastair McPhail
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Alastair David McPhail is a British diplomat who was the United Kingdom's first Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, appointed in July 2011 when the country gained independence. He had served as consul-general from 16 March 2011. McPhail left South Sudan in March 2013 and was appointed to be British Consul-General in Jerusalem from January 2014. He was replaced in Jerusalem in 2017 and was appointed to be ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from January 2019. He took up the post on 28 January 2019.

  99. Kimberly Kowal Arcand

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    Kimberly Kowal Arcand
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in the University of Otago
    2017-2020 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in scientific visualization
    Occupations
    science communicatorfilm producerastronomer
    Biography

    Kimberly Kowal Arcand is a data visualizer and science communicator for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. She is also the visualization coordinator for the Aesthetics and Astronomy image response project at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  100. Bridget Williams

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    Bridget Williams
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Bridget Rosamund Williams is a New Zealand publisher and founder of two independent publishing companies: Port Nicholson Press and Bridget Williams Books.