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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 45
Aaron Gilmore is a New Zealand politician and member of the New Zealand National Party. He was a list MP from the 2008 election until the 2011 election and again from February to May 2013.
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Adam Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Adam Hamilton Died at 72 (1880-1952)
Adam Hamilton 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 Died at 68 (1943-2011)
Manu Alamein Kopu 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 is the leader of the small One New Zealand political party in New Zealand. He has previously served as president of the party, Mayor of East Coast Bays, a region of northern ...more
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Albert Davy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Albert Davy Died at 73 (1886-1959)
Albert Ernest Davy 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 was a strong opponent of ...more
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Albert Glover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Died at 92 (1849-1941)
Albert Edward Glover 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 Miccio is a New Zealand local-body politician. He was the Mayor of Nelson 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 Died at 76 (1865-1941)
Alexander Hay was a New Zealand-born Australian politician. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, he was educated there at Auckland Grammar School. Upon inheriting estates in Queensland, he migrated to ...more
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Alexander Herdman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alexander Herdman Died at 84 (1869-1953)
Alexander Lawrence Herdman was a New Zealand politician. He served as Attorney-General, Minister of Justice, and Minister of Police. He is known for his reforms of the civil service and for his ...more
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Alfred Cadman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Alfred Cadman Died at 58 (1847-1905)
Sir Alfred Jerome Cadman, KCMG 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, CMG 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 Died at 75 (1912-1987)
Alfred Ernest "Alf" Allen, CMG 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
Died at 58 (1860-1918)
Alfred Humphrey Hindmarsh 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 Died at 66 (1851-1917)
Alfred Kidd 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 Died at 67 (1810-1877)
Alfred Ludlam 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 four earliest parliaments, ...more
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Allan Dick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Allan Dick Died at 77 (1915-1992)
Allan David Dick QSO 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 Died at 87 (1916-2003)
Allan McCready QSO 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 81
Allan Robert Wallbank 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; one of a ...more
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Anand Satyanand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
age 74
Sir Anand Satyanand GNZM QSO KStJ is a former lawyer, judge and ombudsman. He was the 19th Governor-General of New Zealand. He is now Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation.
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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 Died at 79 (1855-1934)
Andrew Walker 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 59
Andrew Bruce Forbes Williams is a New Zealand politician. In 2007 he won election as Mayor of North Shore City, New Zealand's fourth-largest city. Williams served on a community board during ...more
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Annabel Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
Annabel Young age 62
Annabel Young is a former New Zealand politician. She was an MP from 1997 to 2002, representing the National Party. She entered Parliament on 22 April 1997, having been the next candidate on ...more
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Anne Fraser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from New Zealand
age 67
Lowson Anne Fraser, Lady Cullen née Collins was a 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 65
Anne Merrilyn Tolley serves as a politician representing the New Zealand National Party. With the formation of the Fifth National Government in late 2008, she became the Minister of Education, ...more