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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?”
Marilyn Waring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
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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 an academic, known as a principal founder of the discipline of feminist economics. A member of the conservative New Zealand National Party, she became at 23 the youngest member of the Parliament of New Zealand in 1975, for Raglan. In 1978 she became the MP for Waipa, and remained in the House of Representatives until 1984. As a member of Parliament, she served as Chair of the Public Expenditure Committee, Senior Government Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the Disarmament and Arms ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Ngaruawahia, New Zealand

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Craig Nevill-Manning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
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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 invented Froogle, a product search engine. Prior to joining Google in 2001 as a senior research scientist, he was an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Biochemistry department at Stanford University. His research interests center on using techniques from machine learning, data compression and computational biology to provide more structured search over information. In 1994, he invented the Sequitur algorithm, which uses ...more

Birthplace: New Zealand

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Michael King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
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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 most popular New Zealand book of 2004. ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1945-2004)

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

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Pete Bethune is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Waikato Alumni
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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 involved with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He was captain of the Ady Gil until it sank after a collision with a Japanese whaling vessel. He was convicted in Japan for assaulting a Japanese crew member with a butyric acid projectile and a direct action that involved boarding that whaling vessel to arrest the captain and received a suspended sentence. ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: New Zealand

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