The 30 Greatest New Zealanders

In 2005, the broadcaster Prime published a programme in which they chose the 100 greatest people from New Zealand. How many of the 30 greatest can you name?
Ignore "Sir" or "Dame"
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Last updated: September 15, 2018
First submittedMarch 2, 2018
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What they did / were
New Zealander
1
Physicist known for his gold foil experiment and namesake of an element
Ernest Rutherford
2
New Zealand's most famous suffragette
Kate Sheppard
3
First to climb Mt. Everest
Edmund Hillary
4
Prime Minister 1877-1879 and the most complex governor
George Grey
5
Prime Minister when WWII broke out, also the first PM for the Labour Party
Michael Joseph Savage
6
Foremost Māori politician in parliament and protector of the Māori culture ($50 note)
Āpirana Ngata
7
Leader of a Māori rebellion (the Flagstaff War)
Hōne Heke
8
Founder of the Plunket Society
Truby King
9
1st Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi
William Hobson
10
Aviatrix who made the first solo flight from England to New Zealand
Jean Batten
11
Heart surgeon
Brian Barratt-Boyes
12
Runner with three Olympic gold medals
Peter Snell
13
Rocket scientist and head of the U.S. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Bill Pickering
14
Producer of the Lord of the Rings-Trilogy
Peter Jackson
15
Author who was scheduled for lobotomy; Owls Do Cry
Janet Frame
16
Māori chief and leader in the Musket Wars
Te Rauparaha
17
Famous rugby union player nicknamed Pinetree
Colin Meads
18
Māori elder who improved Māori women's rights - "Mother of the Nation"
Whina Cooper
19
Female short story writer; died at age 34
Katherine Mansfield
20
Pioneer of refrigerated shipping
Davidson / Brydone
21
Aviation pioneer who flew before the Wright brothers
Richard Pearse
22
Pacifist Māori leader
Te Whiti o Rongomai
23
Longest-serving prime minister
Richard Seddon
24
Member of the Ngāti Mutunga iwi; also known as Peter Buck
Te Rangi Hīroa
25
Jewish prime minister and writer of a 1899 science-fiction novel
Julius Vogel
26
Worked on the structure of DNA and X-ray crystallography
Maurice Wilkins
27
Female prime minister from 1999 to 2008
Helen Clark
28
First woman cabinet minister, Standardisation of clothes
Mabel Howard
29
Commander of the Expeditionary Force and later Governor-General
Bernard Freyberg
30
Otolaryngologist, the Father of Plastic Surgery
Harold Gillies
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