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

List of famous alumni from University of Waikato, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Waikato include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Waikato alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Waikato 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 Waikato.

List below includes Warren Gatland, Michael King and more graduates.

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

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Marilyn Waring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Politician, Economist, Writer Marilyn Joy Waring, CNZM, is a New Zealand feminist, a politician, an activist for female human rights and environmental issues, a development consultant and United Nations expert, an author and ...more

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Craig Nevill-Manning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Computer scientist Craig Graham Nevill-Manning is a New Zealand computer scientist who founded Google's first remote engineering center, located in midtown Manhattan, where he is an Engineering Director. He also ...more

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Michael King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Historian, Writer Michael King, OBE was a New Zealand popular historian, author and biographer. He wrote or edited over 30 books on New Zealand topics, including The Penguin History of New Zealand, which was the ...more

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Pete Bethune is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Conservationist Peter James "Pete" Bethune is a New Zealand promoter of bio-fuels and conservationist. He is the holder of the world record for the fastest trip around the world in a powerboat and was ...more

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Annette King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Annette King Annette Faye King is a New Zealand politician. She is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in New Zealand. She was a Cabinet Minister in the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand. She is the ...more

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Nándor Tánczos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Nándor Tánczos Nándor Steven Tánczos, a member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1999 to 2008, represented the Green Party as a list MP. He briefly lost his seat in the 2005 General Election, ...more

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Ned Kock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Ned Kock Professor, Writer Nereu Florencio "Ned" Kock is a Brazilian-American philosopher. He is best known for employing biological evolution ideas to the understanding of human behavior toward technologies, ...more

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Joel Dodd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
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Warren Gatland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Coach Warren David Gatland OBE is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player. He is the head coach of Wales, and was head coach of the British and Irish Lions for their 2013 tour of Australia. ...more

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Jessica Tuki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Jessica Tuki Jessica Tuki is a New Zealand netball player. She currently plays for the Auckland Mystics in the ANZ Championship and was previously in the Silver Ferns in 2006. Tuki replaced Jodi Brown in the ...more

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Sarah Bradley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Sarah Bradley Presenter Sarah Bradley is a TV presenter and the daughter of the controversial former naval officer Captain Ian Bradley. After studying finance and marketing at Waikato University and graduating with ...more

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Theresa Gattung is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Theresa Gattung Theresa Gattung CNZM is a leading New Zealand business personality and author of her best-selling autobiography Bird on a Wire. Gattung was recognised in the 2015 New Year's Honours List being ...more

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Jerry Mateparae is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Soldier Lieutenant General Sir Jeremiah "Jerry" Mateparae, GNZM, QSO is New Zealand's 20th and Niue's 9th Governor-General, the second Māori person to hold the office. He was Chief of the New ...more

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Barbara Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Barbara Stewart Barbara Joy Stewart is a New Zealand politician. She is a member of the New Zealand First party.

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Jason Spice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Jason Spice Jason Edward Spice is a New Zealand international rugby union player and first-class cricketer. His position of choice is as a scrum-half. Spice was born in Matamata. He is a former New Zealand ...more

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Shaista Shameem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Shaista Shameem Shaista Shameem, a Fijian lawyer of Indian descent, was director of the Fiji Human Rights Commission from 2002 to 2007, and its director and chairperson from 2007 to 2009. A graduate of the ...more

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Stephen Donald is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Stephen Donald Stephen Donald is a New Zealand rugby union player who played at Fly-Half or Centre, for the New Zealand All Blacks.

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Christopher Pugsley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Christopher Pugsley Christopher Pugsley is a New Zealand military historian. He became interested in writing in 1984 when, as a career army officer, he authored a book and worked on a television documentary about ...more

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Jacinda Ardern is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New Zealand politician and a member of the Labour Party's shadow cabinet. She was first elected to parliament as a list MP at the 2008 general election.

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Hekia Parata is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Hekia Parata Patricia Hekia Parata, Lady Gardiner is a New Zealand politician and member of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, having been elected to parliament in the 2008 general election. She is ...more

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Paul J. Keall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Professor Paul J Keall is Professor at the University of Sydney and Director of the Radiation Physics Laboratory. He was Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University 2006-2010.

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Tim Naish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
Tim Naish Professor Tim Naish is a New Zealand glaciologist. He is the Director of the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has written about the collapse of Antarctica's ...more