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Famous Politicians from New Zealand

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List of famous politicians from New Zealand, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Kiwi politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Kiwi politicians of all time, so if you're a native of New Zealand and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from New Zealand, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of politicians, including Sue Moroney and Moana Mackey.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of New Zealand in order to get more information about each one.
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Aaron Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Aaron Gilmore age 46
Aaron Wayne Gilmore (born 26 August 1973) is a New Zealand former politician and member of the New Zealand National Party. He was a list MP from the 2008 election until the 2011 election and ...more
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Adam Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Adam Hamilton Dec. at 72 (1880-1952)
Adam Hamilton (20 August 1880 – 29 April 1952) was a New Zealand politician. He was the first non-interim Leader of the National Party during its early years in Opposition.
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Alamein Kopu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alamein Kopu Dec. at 68 (1943-2011)
Manu Alamein Kopu (1943 – 4 December 2011) was a New Zealand politician.
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Alan McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alan McCulloch
Alan McCulloch may refer to: Alan McCulloch (politician), leader of the One New Zealand political party Alan McCulloch (footballer), Scottish footballer Alan McLeod McCulloch, Australian art ...more
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Albert Davy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Albert Davy Dec. at 73 (1886-1959)
Albert Ernest Davy (17 August 1886 – 13 June 1959) was a New Zealand political organiser and campaign manager; and at the height of his career, was regarded as one of the best in the country. He ...more
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Albert Glover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Dec. at 92 (1849-1941)
Albert Edward Glover (1849–11 September 1941) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.
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Aldo Miccio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Aldo Miccio
Cataldo (Aldo) Miccio (born c.1971) is a New Zealand former local-body politician. He was the Mayor of Nelson for one term from 2010 to 2013.
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Alexander Hay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alexander Hay Dec. at 76 (1865-1941)
Alexander Hay (8 January 1865 – 8 May 1941) was a New Zealand-born Australian politician. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, he was educated there at Auckland Grammar School. Upon inheriting estates ...more
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Alexander Herdman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alexander Herdman Dec. at 84 (1869-1953)
Alexander Lawrence Herdman (17 July 1869 – 13 June 1953) was a New Zealand politician. He served as Attorney-General, Minister of Justice, and Minister of Police. He is known for his reforms of ...more
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Alfred Cadman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Cadman Dec. at 58 (1847-1905)
Sir Alfred Jerome Cadman (17 June 1847 – 23 March 1905) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party. He was the Minister of Railways from 1895 to 1899 in the Liberal Government.
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Alfred Domett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Dec. at 76 (1811-1887)
Alfred Domett, (20 May 1811 – 2 November 1887) was an English colonial statesman and poet. He was New Zealand's fourth Premier.
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Alfred E. Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred E. Allen Dec. at 75 (1912-1987)
Alfred Ernest "Alf" Allen (20 May 1912 – 9 March 1987) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. In 1972, he was the seventeenth Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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Alfred Hindmarsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Dec. at 58 (1860-1918)
Alfred Humphrey Hindmarsh (18 April 1860 – 13 November 1918) was a New Zealand politician, lawyer and unionist. He died in the 1918 influenza epidemic.
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Alfred Kidd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Kidd Dec. at 66 (1851-1917)
Alfred Kidd (1851 – 24 August 1917) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party. He was the 18th Mayor of Auckland.
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Alfred Ludlam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Ludlam Dec. at 67 (1810-1877)
Alfred Ludlam (1810 – 8 November 1877) was a leading New Zealand politician, horticulturist and farmer who owned land at Wellington and in the Hutt Valley. A member of three of New Zealand's ...more
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Allan Dick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Allan Dick Dec. at 77 (1915-1992)
Allan David Dick (1 September 1915 – 15 March 1992) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.
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Allan McCready is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Allan McCready Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)
Allan McCready (1 September 1916 – 8 August 2003) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.
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Allan Wallbank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Allan Wallbank age 82
Allan Robert Wallbank (born 1937) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. He represented the electorate of Gisborne in Parliament from 1984 to 1990. He was defeated by Wayne Kimber; ...more
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Anand Satyanand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
age 75
Sir Anand Satyanand (born 22 July 1944) is a former lawyer, judge and ombudsman who served as the 19th Governor-General of New Zealand from 2006 to 2011. He was chair of the Commonwealth ...more
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Andrea Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Andrea Smith
Andrea Smith is a New Zealand public servant and current Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Andrew Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Andrew Walker Dec. at 79 (1855-1934)
Andrew Walker (1855 – 10 July 1934) was a New Zealand politician of the United Labour Party and then the Labour Party from Dunedin.
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Andrew Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Andrew Williams age 60
Andrew Bruce Forbes Williams (born 1959) is a New Zealand former politician. In 2007 he won election as Mayor of North Shore City, New Zealand's fourth-largest city. Williams served on a ...more
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Annabel Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Annabel Young age 63
Annabel Young (born 1956) is a former New Zealand politician. She was an MP (Member of Parliament) from 1997 to 2002, representing the National Party. She entered Parliament on 22 April 1997, ...more
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Anne Fraser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
age 68
Lowson Anne Collins, Lady Cullen (formerly Fraser, born 20 July 1951) is a former New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.
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Anne Tolley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Anne Tolley age 66
Anne Merrilyn Tolley (née Hicks, born 1 March 1953) is a New Zealand politician and member of the New Zealand House of Representatives representing the National Party. She previously ...more