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List of New Zealand military personnel

New Zealand Wars

Boer War

World War I

World War II

(some served also in World War I)

Post-WWII

February 20, 2014 / by / in
List of New Zealand inventors

The following is a list of New Zealand inventors and inventions.

  • Godfrey Bowen – developer of an improved sheep-shearing technique
  • John Britten – designer of the Britten motorcycle
  • Thomas Brydone and William Soltau Davidson – refrigerated shipping pioneers
  • Morton W. Coutts – invented the revolutionary continuous fermentation method of brewing
  • Bill Gallagher – developer of the electric fence and founder of Gallagher Group Limited
  • A J Hackett – Bungy creator
  • Bill Hamilton – developed the modern jetboat
  • John Ashley Hart, inventor of the thermette (Benghasi Boiler)
  • Peter Lynn – leading kitemaker, aeronautical theoretician and inventor of the tipping blade portable sawmill
  • Colin Murdoch – inventor of the disposable syringe and the tranquilliser gun
  • Richard Pearse – inventor of the first powered flying machine
  • Alan Pritchard – pioneer of aerial topdressing
  • Leon Styles – inventor of the “Rocking Trigger” and operating systems for paintball guns
February 12, 2014 / by / in
List of New Zealand architects

19th century

  • William Armson (1832/3–1883)
  • Edward Bartley (1839–1919)
  • Maxwell Bury (1825–1912)
  • John Campbell (1857–1942)
  • William Clayton (1823–1877)
  • Frederick de Jersey Clere (1856-1952)
  • Samuel Farr (1827–1918)
  • William Alfred Holman (1864-1949)
  • Robert Lawson (1833-1902)
  • Isaac Luck (1817–1881)
  • Joseph Clarkson Maddison (1850–1923), prominent in Christchurch
  • William Mason (1810–1897)
  • Benjamin Mountfort (1825–1898)
  • Francis Petre (1847–1918)
  • Frederick Thatcher (1814–1890)
  • George Troup (1863–1941)
  • Nathaniel Young Armstrong Wales (1832–1903)

20th century

  • William (Bill) Alington (b. 1929)
  • Edmund Anscombe (1874—1948)
  • Ian Athfield (b. 1940)
  • Kate Beath (1882–1979), probably first female architect in New Zealand
  • Peter Beaven (1925–2012)
  • Vernon Brown (1905–1965)
  • James Walter Chapman-Taylor (1878–1958)
  • Amyas Connell (1901-1980)
  • Tibor Donner (1907-1993)
  • William Henry Gummer (1884-1966)
  • Louis Hay (1881–1948), prominent art deco architect in Napier
  • Ted McCoy (b. 1925)
  • Paul Pascoe (1908–1976)
  • John Scott (1924-1992), Maori architect
  • Richard Toy (1911-1995)
  • Roger Walker (b. 1942)
  • Miles Warren (b. 1929)
  • W. Gray Young (1885-1962)

21st century

  • Pete Bossley (b. 1950)
  • Richard Naish (b. 1968)
  • Andrew Patterson (b. 1960)

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February 12, 2014 / by / in
List of New Zealand actors

The following is a list of New Zealand actors.

  • Andy Anderson – actor
  • Tim Balme – actor and screenwriter
  • Kylie Bax – model and actress
  • Zoë Bell – stunt woman and actress
  • Manu Bennett – actor
  • Angela Bloomfield – actress
  • Jaquie Brown – actress
  • Dwayne Cameron – actor
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes – Academy Award-nominated actress
  • Lisa Chappell – actress
  • John Clarke – actor, comedian (moved to Australia)
  • Jemaine Clement – half of the comedy duo: Flight of the Conchords (HBO)
  • Danielle Cormack – actress
  • Shane Cortese – actor
  • Russell Crowe – actor
  • Marton Csokas – actor
  • Cliff Curtis – actor
  • Alan Dale – actor
  • Rhys Darby – actor and comedian
  • Tammy Davis – actor
  • Pat Evison (dec.) – actress
  • David Fane – actor and comedian
  • Derek Flores – actor, improviser and comedian (born in Canada)
  • Jon Gadsby – actor
  • Rebecca Gibney – actress
  • Daniel Gillies – actor
  • Mark Hadlow – actor
  • George Henare – actor
  • Martin Henderson – actor
  • Bruce Hopkins – actor, voice artist, TV presenter, MC, Action Actors founder. Lord Of The Rings
  • Rachel Hunter – model
  • Anna Hutchison – actress
  • Billy T. James (dec.) – comedian, actor
  • Wi Kuki Kaa – actor
  • Oscar Kightley – actor
  • Charles Knight aka Tankboy – actor and live stunt performer
  • Peter Land – West End/Broadway actor/singer
  • Lucy Lawless – actress, Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus: Blood and Sand
  • Bruno Lawrence (dec.) – actor and musician with band Blerta (born in England)
  • Nathaniel Lees – actor
  • Melanie Lynskey – Hollywood actress
  • Robyn Malcolm – actress
  • Bret McKenzie – half of the comedy duo: Flight of the Conchords (HBO)
  • David McPhail – actor
  • Temuera Morrison – actor
  • Ian Mune – actor, director, screenwriter
  • Sam Neill – actor (born in Northern Ireland, raised in New Zealand)
  • Dean O’Gorman – actor
  • Rena Owen – actress
  • Anna Paquin – actress (born in Canada, raised in New Zealand)
  • Rawiri Paratene – actor
  • Craig Parker – actor, Shortland Street, Legend of the Seeker, Spartacus: Blood and Sand
  • Simon Prast – actor
  • Antonia Prebble – actress
  • Chris Rankin – actor
  • Greer Robson – actress
  • Ilona Rodgers – actress
  • Caleb Ross – actor
  • Alison Routledge – actress
  • Jay Ryan – actor Beauty & the Beast (2012 TV series)
  • Madeleine Sami – actress
  • Emmett Skilton – actor
  • Kerry Smith (dec.) – actress
  • Kevin Smith (dec.) – actor
  • Miriama Smith – actress
  • Ewen Solon – actor
  • Antony Starr – actor, Banshee (TV series), Outrageous Fortune (TV series), Rush (2008 TV series), Tricky Business (Australian TV series)
  • Matthew Sunderland – actor
  • Inia Te Wiata – opera singer, actor, carver
  • Lani Tupu – actor
  • Jared Turner – actor
  • Karl Urban – actor
  • Matt Whelan – actor
  • Davina Whitehouse – actress (born UK)
  • Annie Whittle – actress and singer
  • Katie Wolfe – actress
  • John Tui – actor
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List of New Zealand scientists
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
  • Alexander Aitken – mathematician/statistician, writer, mental calculator, musician
  • Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes – heart surgeon
  • Gary Bold – physicist
  • Paul Callaghan famous for work in magnetic resonance
  • Leonard Cockayne – botanist
  • Leslie Comrie – computer pioneer
  • G. H. Cunningham – “father” of New Zealand mycology
  • Joan Dingley – mycologist
  • Doug Dye – plant bacteriologist
  • Derek Freeman – anthropologist
  • Charles Gifford – teacher and very successful promoter of astronomy
  • Sir James Hector – geologist
  • Diamond Jenness – anthropologist
  • Vaughan Jones – mathematician, awarded Fields Medal
  • Sir Archie McIndoe – pioneer plastic surgeon
  • Alan G MacDiarmid – co-winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • John Edward Morton – biologist, theologian
  • Frank Newhook – plant pathologist
  • Stephen Parke – theoretical physicist
  • William Pickering – central figure and pioneer of NASA space exploration
  • Roy Kerr, proved a solution to Einstein’s equations which modelled a spinning black hole.
  • Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson – scientist and winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Jim Salinger – Climate scientist
  • David Allan Spence – mathematician
  • Beatrice Tinsley – astronomer and cosmologist
  • Ingrid N. Visser – marine biologist known for studying orcas
  • Sir Julius von Haast – geologist
  • Robert Webster – discovered the link between human flu and bird flu
  • Maurice Wilkins – shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his part in elucidating the structure of DNA
  • David Wratt – Chief Climate Scientist, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
  • John Stuart Yeates – botanist

Credit: Wikipedia

February 12, 2014 / by / in
List of New Zealand poets

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February 12, 2014 / by / in
List of New Zealand musicians

0-9

  • 3 The Hard Way – hip-hop band; “Hip Hop Holiday” (1994) reached #1[1]
  • The 3Ds
  • 48May
  • 8 Foot Sativa
  • 3Guesses

A-B

  • Aaradhna
  • Able Tasmans
  • Annah Mac
  • Autumn Splendour
  • Chris Abrahams
  • Adeaze
  • The Babysitters Circus
  • Bruce Aitken
  • Steve Apirana
  • Ardijah
  • Atlas
  • Billy Fluid
  • Bailter Space
  • Christopher Banks
  • Johnny Barker
  • The Bats
  • Betchadupa
  • Benny Tipene
  • Carly Binding
  • Birchville Cat Motel
  • The Black Seeds
  • Blam Blam Blam
  • The Bleeders
  • Blerta
  • Blindspott
  • Jack Body – composer
  • Kevin Borich
  • Boyband
  • Wade Braines- singer/songwriter
  • Graham Brazier
  • Brentwood
  • The Brunettes
  • Rosina Buckman – opera singer
  • Bury Me At Sea

C-D

  • Cairo Knife Fight
  • Edwin Carr
  • Shayne Carter
  • Che Fu
  • The Chills
  • Darcy Clay
  • The Clean
  • Jemaine Clement – member of folk/pop/comedy duo Flight of the Conchords
  • cloudboy
  • Chanel Cole
  • Ray Columbus – singer, TV presenter
  • Concord Dawn
  • Ashley Cooper
  • Cornerstone Roots
  • Crowded House
  • Annie Crummer
  • Cut Off Your Hands
  • The D4
  • Daniel Bedingfield
  • David Dallas
  • Dam Native
  • Dark Tower
  • The Datsuns
  • Dawn of Azazel
  • DD Smash
  • The Dead C
  • Deep Obsession
  • Deja Voodoo
  • Devultra
  • Lynette Diaz
  • Die! Die! Die!
  • Dimmer
  • Dave Dobbyn – singer, songwriter
  • Graeme Downes
  • Dr Kevorkian & the Suicide Machine
  • Dragon
  • Dribbling Darts
  • Th’ Dudes

E-F

  • Electric Confectionaires
  • Elemeno P
  • The Enemy
  • Evermore
  • Every Man for Himself
  • The Exponents
  • Breaks Co-Op
  • Andrew Fagan
  • The Fan Club
  • David Farquhar – composer
  • Fast Crew
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop
  • The Feelers
  • Liam Finn
  • Neil Finn – singer, songwriter
  • Tim Finn – singer, songwriter
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • Foamy Ed
  • Brooke Fraser – singer, songwriter
  • The Front Lawn
  • Frontline
  • Fur Patrol
  • Fuser

G-H-I

  • Ginny Blackmore – singer, songwriter
  • Sandy & Ahmad
  • General Nova
  • Garageland
  • Steve Gilpin
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Grumpy Monkey
  • Goldenhorse
  • Goodnight Nurse
  • Goodshirt
  • GST
  • Nathan Haines
  • Hallelujah Picassos
  • HARM
  • Dame Joan Hammond – violinist, soprano
  • Dei Hamo
  • Headless Chickens
  • Hello Sailor
  • Jan Hellriegel
  • Herbs
  • Hipshooters
  • HLAH
  • Paul Holmes
  • Home Brew
  • Horomona Horo
  • Marc Hunter – singer (moved to Australia)
  • Luke Hurley
  • Hybrid
  • Invaders
  • Idol Fret
  • Ivy Lies

J-K-L

  • J. Williams (Joshua Williams) – singer, dancer
  • Jakob
  • Jamoa Jam
  • Janine and the Mixtape
  • Jean-Paul Sartre Experience
  • Greg Johnson
  • Katchafire
  • Kimbra
  • King Kapisi
  • The Knobz
  • Christy Knox – singer, songwriter
  • Kora
  • Lorde
  • Ladyhawke
  • Shona Laing
  • Mark Laurent – musician, songwriter
  • Derek Lind
  • Douglas Lilburn – composer, educator
  • Look Blue Go Purple
  • Eddie Low
  • Jordan Luck
  • Ben Lummis

M

  • Ma-V-Elle
  • Bret McKenzie – member of folk/pop/comedy duo Flight of the Conchords
  • Ryan McPhun and the Ruby Suns
  • Malvina Major – opera singer
  • Midge Marsden
  • Maisey Rika
  • Manic Baby Dolls
  • Elizabeth Marvelly
  • Ricky May
  • Mi-Sex
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Midnight Youth
  • The Midnights
  • The Mint Chicks
  • Minuit
  • Misfits of Science
  • The Moa
  • Anika Moa
  • Moana
  • Moana and the Moahunters
  • Roy Montgomery
  • [[Willy Moon[2]]]
  • Jenny Morris – singer, songwriter
  • Sir Howard Morrison – entertainer
  • Mother Goose
  • Michael Murphy
  • The Mutton Birds
  • Jamie McDell
  • Mt Eden

N-O-P

  • Optimus Gryme
  • Oscar Natzka – opera singer
  • Nesian Mystik
  • Netherworld Dancing Toys
  • Newmatics
  • Mike Nock
  • Nurture
  • OMC
  • Sharon O’Neill
  • Simon O’Neill – opera singer
  • Opshop
  • Pacifier
  • Emma Paki
  • Rosy Parlane
  • Parmentier
  • Suzanne Paul
  • The Phoenix Foundation
  • Picture This
  • Pitch Black
  • Pluto
  • The Politicians
  • P-Money
  • Dalvanius Prime
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Push Push

Q-R

  • Ruby Frost
  • The Rabble
  • Jordan Reyne
  • Dean Roberts
  • John Rowles – singer
  • Bic Runga – singer, songwriter
  • Bruce Russell
  • Dane Rumble – (singer)
  • Rubicon (band)

S

  • Salmonella Dub
  • Satellite Spies
  • Savage
  • Brett Sawyer
  • Scribe – rapper
  • Screaming Meemees
  • Shapeshifter
  • Shayna King
  • Shihad
  • Shotgun Alley
  • Simon Spire
  • Sisters Underground
  • Smashproof
  • Snapper
  • Sneaky Feelings
  • Sola Rosa
  • Stan Walker
  • Spawnbrezzie
  • Spacifix
  • Split Enz
  • Stellar*
  • Steriogram
  • Jon Stevens
  • Straitjacket Fits
  • Six60
  • Supergroove
  • The Swingers

T-U-V

  • Tiki Taane
  • Tadpole
  • Tall Dwarfs
  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – opera singer
  • Inia Te Wiata – opera singer
  • Terrorball
  • The Rusty Stallions
  • The Tigers
  • Jon Toogood – Lead singer of the band Shihad
  • Topp Twins
  • Toy Love
  • Trillion
  • TrinityRoots
  • True Bliss
  • Truth (Dubstep Artist)
  • TV2 Stars
  • Two Lane Blacktop
  • Unity Pacific
  • Upper Hutt Posse
  • Keith Urban – singer
  • Margaret Urlich
  • Rosita Vai
  • Peter van der Fluit
  • The Verlaines
  • Villainy
  • The New Zealand Artillery Band – Brass Band

W

  • Stan Walker
  • Dean Wareham – singer and guitarist with Galaxie 500, Luna (band) and Dean & Britta
  • The Warratahs
  • Darren Watson
  • Dame Gillian Weir – Concert Organist
  • Hayley Westenra – singer
  • Weta
  • When the Cat’s Away
  • Annie Whittle
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Dion Workman
  • Martin Winch (guitarist)

X-Y-Z

  • Yulia
  • Zed
  • Zowie
February 11, 2014 / by / in
List of New Zealand writers

Writers who have contributed to New Zealand literature include:

A

  • Fleur Adcock
  • Barbara Anderson
  • K O Arvidson

B

  • Murray Ball
  • Mary Anne Barker (Lady Barker)
  • James K. Baxter
  • Bernard Beckett
  • James Belich
  • Ivan Bootham
  • Jenny Bornholdt
  • Thomas Bracken
  • Charles Brasch
  • Errol Brathwaite

C

  • Alistair Campbell
  • Meg Campbell
  • Ken Catran
  • Eleanor Catton
  • Gordon Challis
  • Catherine Chidgey
  • Paul Cleave
  • Hugh Cook
  • Joy Cowley
  • Barry Crump
  • Allen Curnow

D

  • Dan Davin
  • George E. Dewar
  • William Direen (Bill Direen)
  • Lynley Dodd
  • Alfred Domett
  • Joan Druett
  • Marilyn Duckworth
  • Tessa Duder
  • Alan Duff
  • Eileen Duggan
  • Maurice Duggan
  • Kate Duignan

E

  • Stevan Eldred-Grigg
  • Chris Else
  • Barbara Ewing

F

  • Fiona Farrell
  • Janet Frame
  • Ruth France

G

  • Maurice Gee
  • Ivy Gibbs
  • Denis Glover
  • Patricia Grace
  • H. W. Gretton

H

  • Roger Hall
  • J. H. Haslam
  • Kathleen Hawkins
  • M. H. Holcroft
  • Keri Hulme
  • Sam Hunt
  • Rex Hunter
  • Robin Hyde

I

  • Witi Ihimaera

J

  • Andrew Johnston
  • Lloyd Jones
  • Tim Jones
  • V. M. Jones

K

  • Fiona Kidman
  • Michael King
  • Russell Kirkpatrick
  • Elizabeth Knox
  • Shonagh Koea 

L

  • John A. Lee
  • Elsie Locke
  • Terry Locke
  • Robert Lord
  • Edith Lyttleton

M

  • Anthony McCarten
  • Greg McGee
  • Juliet Marillier
  • Cilla McQueen
  • Margaret Mahy
  • Bill Manhire
  • Frederick Edward Maning
  • Phillip Mann
  • Ged Maybury
  • Lyn McConchie
  • Linda McNabb
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • Owen Marshall
  • Bruce Mason
  • James McNeish
  • Ian Middleton
  • O. E. Middleton
  • Geoff Moon
  • Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk
  • Ronald Hugh Morrieson
  • Michael J T Morrissey
  • John Mulgan

N

  • Marjory Lydia Nicholls

O

  • Michael O’Leary

P

  • Ruth Park
  • Emily Perkins
  • Bill Pearson (New Zealand writer)
  • Mark Pirie
  • Robert J. Pope
  • Edna Pithie, New Zealand Women writers 1963-70, Founder Tauranga Writers, 1967
  • Bruce Purchase

Q

  • Conor Brian Quinn

R

  • Amber Reeves
  • William Pember Reeves
  • Lauren Kim Roche

S

  • Elspeth Sandys
  • Frank Sargeson
  • Duncan Sarkies
  • Dick Scott
  • Rosie Scott
  • Maurice Shadbolt
  • Keith Sinclair
  • Nalini Singh
  • Laura Solomon
  • C. K. Stead
  • Jacqui Sturm

T

  • Chad Taylor
  • Philip Temple
  • Mervyn Thompson
  • Brian Turner
  • Hone Tuwhare

V

  • Julius Vogel

W

  • Joy Watson
  • Ian Wedde
  • Peter Wells
  • Albert Wendt
  • Cherry Wilder (Cherry Barbara Grimm)
  • Alison Wong
  • Niel Wright
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