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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Auckland and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Auckland, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Auckland include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Auckland alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Auckland are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Auckland.

Items include everything from Lucy Lawless to Gareth Farr.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Auckland?” and “Which celebrities are University of Auckland alumni?”

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Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Lucy Lawless Activist, Musician, Actor Lucille Frances "Lucy" Lawless, MNZM is a New Zealand actress, activist and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series ...more

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Helen Clark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Helen Clark Politician, Lecturer Helen Elizabeth Clark, ONZ SSI is the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand. As Prime Minister she served three consecutive ...more

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Maryan Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Maryan Street Politician Maryan Street was a Member of the New Zealand Parliament for the New Zealand Labour Party. In the 2005 elections, she became the first openly lesbian MP elected to the Parliament of New Zealand. ...more

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Charles Chauvel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Charles Chauvel Politician, Lawyer Charles Pierre Chauvel serves with the United Nations Development Programme and is a New Zealand lawyer and former New Zealand politician who was a Labour List member until his resignation to ...more

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Witi Ihimaera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Witi Ihimaera Novelist, Author, Writer Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler, DCNZM, QSM, generally known as Witi Ihimaera, is a New Zealand author, and is often regarded as one of the most prominent Māori writers alive.

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Edmund Hillary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Edmund Hillary Mountaineer, Explorer Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Indian Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first ...more

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Nick Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
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Wayne Cao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Wayne Cao Politician, Lecturer, Information Technologist Wayne Cao is a Canadian politician and current member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, where he represents the district of Calgary-Fort as a Progressive Conservative. He was first elected ...more

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Howard Charles Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Howard Charles Clark Educator, Chemist Howard Charles Clark, FRSC FCIC is a Canadian chemist and university administrator. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Clark was educated at Takapuna Grammar School and received a Bachelor of ...more

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Denis Feeney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Denis Feeney Educator, Author Denis C. Feeney is Professor of Classics and Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University. He was born in New Zealand and educated at St Peter's College, Auckland and Auckland Grammar ...more

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Michael Sharkey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Michael Sharkey Poet Michael Sharkey is an Australian poet, resident in Castlemaine in the goldfields region of Victoria. He studied at the University of Sydney, where he was awarded a BA degree in 1972, and then at ...more

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Hugh Kawharu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Hugh Kawharu Politician Sir Ian Hugh Kāwharu ONZ was an academic and paramount chief of the Ngāti Whātua Māori tribe in New Zealand.

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Anand Satyanand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Anand Satyanand Judge, Lawyer 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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Sue Bradford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Sue Bradford Politician, Social activist Sue Bradford is a New Zealand activist, academic, and former New Zealand politician who served as a list Member of Parliament representing the Green Party from 1999 to 2009.

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Lew Mander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Lew Mander Chemist, Professor Lewis Norman Mander, FAA, FRS is a New Zealand organic chemist. He has widely explored the synthesis and chemistry of the gibberellin class of diterpenes over a 20-year period. Lew Mander ...more

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Michael Jackson Anthropologist, Educator Michael D. Jackson is a New Zealand poet and anthropologist who has taught in anthropology departments at Massey University, the Australian National University, Indiana University Bloomington, ...more

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Vaughan Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Vaughan Jones Mathematician Sir Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones KNZM FRS FRSNZ FAA is a New Zealand mathematician, known for his work on von Neumann algebras and knot polynomials. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1990, and ...more

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Graeme Davies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Graeme Davies Engineer Sir Graeme Davies, FREng, FRSNZ, FRSE is a New Zealand engineer, academic and administrator. He is a former Vice-Chancellor of three universities: the University of Liverpool, the University of ...more

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Daniel Frank Walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Daniel Frank Walls Physicist Daniel Frank Walls was a New Zealand theoretical physicist specialising in quantum optics.

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Margaret Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Margaret Wilson Lawyer Margaret Anne Wilson DCNZM is a New Zealand academic and former politician. She was Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives during the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand. She is ...more

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Mike Rann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Mike Rann Politician, Journalist Michael David Rann CNZM is Australia's Ambassador to Italy, San Marino, Albania and Libya. He is also Australia's Permanent Representative to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture ...more

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David Lange is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
David Lange Lawyer David Russell Lange, ONZ, CH, served as the 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1984 to 1989. He headed New Zealand's fourth Labour Government, one of the most reforming administrations in ...more

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Apirana Ngata is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Apirana Ngata Sir Āpirana Turupa Ngata was a prominent New Zealand politician and lawyer. He has often been described as the foremost Māori politician to have ever served in Parliament, and is also known for ...more

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Tim Shadbolt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Tim Shadbolt Actor Timothy Richard "Tim" Shadbolt is a New Zealand politician. He is the Mayor of Invercargill and was previously Mayor of Waitemata City.

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Helen Duncan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Helen Duncan Helen Patricia Duncan MNZM was a New Zealand politician and a member of the Labour Party.

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Wayne Mapp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Wayne Mapp Spokesperson, Lawyer Wayne Daniel Mapp QSO is a New Zealand politician, who represented the National Party in the Parliament of New Zealand. He served as the MP for the North Shore electorate from the 1996 elections ...more

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Michael Bassett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Michael Bassett Historian, Writer Michael Edward Rainton Bassett QSO is a former Labour Party member of the New Zealand House of Representatives and cabinet minister in the reformist fourth Labour government. He is also a noted ...more

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Stuart Dryburgh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Stuart Dryburgh Cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh is an English-born New Zealand cinematographer, now working in Hollywood. He completed a degree in architecture at the University of Auckland, but subsequently moved into the ...more

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Christian Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
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Ann Hercus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Ann Hercus Diplomat Dame Margaret Ann Hercus DCMG, best known as Ann Hercus, is a New Zealand politician and diplomat. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Auckland and ...more

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Doug Graham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Doug Graham Politician, Lawyer Sir Douglas Arthur Montrose "Doug" Graham KNZM is a former New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1984 to 1999, representing the National Party.

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Tony Davies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Tony Davies William Anthony "Tony" Davies was a New Zealand rugby union footballer, who played 17 games for the All Blacks in 1960 and 1962 as a full-back or centre. Davies was nominated for the ...more

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William Sage Rapson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
William Sage Rapson Chemist William Sage Rapson was a New Zealand and South African chemist. Rapson studied at Auckland University College as a Junior University Scholar, Senior University Scholar, Duffus Lubecki Scholar ...more

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Niki Caro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Niki Caro Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Nikola Jean "Niki" Caro MNZM is a film director, producer and screenwriter who was born in Wellington, New Zealand. Her 2002 film Whale Rider was critically praised and won a number of ...more

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Vincent Cheng is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Vincent Cheng Banker Vincent Cheng Hoi-Chuen GBS OBE JP was the first Chinese Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc. He was also the first Chinese Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ...more

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Cyril Belshaw is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Cyril Belshaw Anthropologist Cyril Shirley Belshaw is an anthropologist, and was professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia from 1953 until his retirement in 1987. He was also the long-time editor of ...more

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Gary Cao is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Gary Cao Singer-songwriter, Singer Gary Chaw, also known as Gary Cao or Cao Ge is a Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter based in Taiwan, who has had achieved success in Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is renowned ...more

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Metiria Turei is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Metiria Turei Lawyer Metiria Leanne Agnes Stanton Turei is a New Zealand member of Parliament and the female co-leader of the Green Party alongside Russel Norman. As of 2013 she is the Green Party spokesperson on ...more

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Phyllis Guthardt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Phyllis Guthardt Dame Phyllis Myra Guthardt DBE served for four years as the chancellor of the University of Canterbury until her tenure ended on 31 December 2002. When Phyllis Guthardt was ordained as a ...more

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Winston Peters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Winston Peters Politician Winston Raymond Peters PC is a New Zealand politician and leader of New Zealand First, a political party he founded in 1993. Peters has had a successful and turbulent political career since ...more

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Pita Sharples is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Pita Sharples Pita Russell Sharples CBE is a Māori academic and politician, who was a co-leader of the Māori Party from 2004 to 2013, and a minister outside Cabinet in the National Party-led government from ...more

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Richard Prebble is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Richard Prebble Richard William Prebble, CBE, was for many years a member of the New Zealand Parliament. Initially a member of the Labour Party, he joined the newly formed ACT New Zealand party under Roger ...more

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Miles Warren is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Miles Warren Architect Sir Frederick Miles Warren, ONZ, KBE, FNZIA, is a New Zealand architect. He apprenticed under Cecil Wood before studying architecture at the University of Auckland, eventually working at the ...more

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Roger Douglas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Roger Douglas Sir Roger Owen Douglas is a New Zealand politician who served as a minister in two Labour governments. He is best known for his prominent role in the radical economic restructuring of the 1980s, ...more

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Ben Goodger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Ben Goodger Ben Goodger is a Software Engineer, formerly employee of Netscape Communications Corporation and the Mozilla Foundation and former lead developer of the Firefox web browser. Goodger grew up in ...more

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John Hood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
John Hood Sir John Antony Hood, KNZM, is a New Zealand businessman and administrator. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 5 October 2004 until 30 September 2009. He was the first ...more

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Nicholas Agar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Nicholas Agar Professor, Philosopher, Ethicist Nicholas Agar is a professor of ethics and an associate professor at the Victoria University of Wellington. Agar has a BA from the University of Auckland, an MA from the Victoria University of ...more

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Jo Aleh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Jo Aleh Athlete Jo Qesem Ayela Aleh, MNZM is a New Zealand sailor. She is a national champion, a former world champion, and an Olympic gold medallist. Aleh competes in the two-woman 470 dinghy, a double-handed ...more

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Philippa Boyens is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Philippa Boyens Film Producer, Screenwriter Philippa Boyens, MNZM, is a New Zealand screenwriter and producer who co-wrote the screenplay for Peter Jackson's films The Lord of the Rings series, King Kong, The Lovely Bones, and the ...more

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Bill Ralston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Auckland Alumni
Bill Ralston Journalist, Radio personality, Presenter Bill Ralston is a New Zealand journalist, broadcaster, and media personality, active in television, radio and print. He has worked as a political correspondent, fronted the television arts show ...more