Famous New Zealander Leaders

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 1 
Jacinda Ardern
(Prime Minister of New Zealand)

Jacinda Ardern
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Birthdate: July 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton, New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. In October 2017, at the age of 37, she became the world's youngest female head of government. Ardern was praised for the way she led her country after the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019 and handled the COVID 19 pandemic. She led her party to victory in 2020 general elections.

 2 
John Key
(Prime Minister of New Zealand (2008-16))

John Key
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Birthdate: August 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Born to immigrants in New Zealand, John Key became the third New Zealand prime minister of Jewish descent. Previously a foreign exchange professional, he has worked with Merrill Lynch. He wished to change his country’s flag by removing the Union Jack on it but voters chose against it.

 3 
Bill English
(39th Prime Minister of New Zealand)

Bill English
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Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lumsden, New Zealand

 4 
Winston Peters
(Rugby union player, Politician, Diplomat)

Winston Peters
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Birthdate: April 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Whangarei

 5 
Graeme Hart
(entrepreneur)

Graeme Hart
3
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: New Zealand

 6 
Helen Clark
(37th Prime Minister of New Zealand)

Helen Clark
3
Birthdate: February 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Te Pahu, New Zealand

 7 
Patsy Reddy
(21st Governor-General of New Zealand)

Patsy Reddy
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Birthdate: May 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Matamata, New Zealand
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 8 
Robert Muldoon
(Politician)

Robert Muldoon
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Birthdate: September 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auckland
Died: August 5, 1992

 9 
Jenny Shipley
(Politician)

Jenny Shipley
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Birthdate: February 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gore, New Zealand

 10 
David Lange
(32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand)

David Lange
3
Birthdate: August 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: August 13, 2005

 11 
Jerry Mateparae
(Politician, Military personnel)

Jerry Mateparae
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Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Whanganui

 12 

Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg
2
Birthdate: March 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, London, England
Died: July 4, 1963

 13 
Michael Joseph Savage
(23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand)

Michael Joseph Savage
2
Birthdate: March 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tatong, Victoria, Australia
Died: March 27, 1940

Mike Moore
2
Birthdate: January 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Whakatane

 15 
Jim Bolger
(Politician)

Jim Bolger
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Birthdate: May 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Opunake, New Zealand

 16 
Keith Holyoake
(Former Prime Minister)

Keith Holyoake
2
Birthdate: February 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pahiatua, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Died: December 8, 1983

 17 
Wizard of New Zealand
(Comedian, Teacher and Magician)

Wizard of New Zealand
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Birthdate: December 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 18 
George Grey
(Politician)

George Grey
2
Birthdate: April 14, 1812
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: September 19, 1898

 19 
Georgina Beyer
(politician)

Georgina Beyer
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Birthdate: April 14, 1812, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wellington

 20 
Norman Kirk
(Prime minister of New Zealand)

Norman Kirk
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Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waimate, New Zealand
Died: August 31, 1974

 21 
Geoffrey Palmer
(Politician)

Geoffrey Palmer
2
Birthdate: April 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nelson, New Zealand

 22 
Priyanca Radhakrishnan
(10th Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector)

Priyanca Radhakrishnan
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 23 
Āpirana Ngata
(Politician)

Āpirana Ngata
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Birthdate: July 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Te Araroa, New Zealand
Died: July 14, 1950

 24 
Richard Seddon
(Politician)

Richard Seddon
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Birthdate: June 22, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eccleston, England
Died: June 10, 1906

 25 
Anand Satyanand
(Judge, Lawyer)

Anand Satyanand
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Birthdate: July 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Auckland

 26 
Cindy Kiro
(22nd Governor-General of New Zealand)

Cindy Kiro
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Whangārei, New Zealand

 27 
Julie Anne Genter
(15th Minister for Women)

Julie Anne Genter
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Birthdate: December 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States

 28 
David Edward Kirk
(Rugby player)

David Edward Kirk
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Birthdate: October 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 29 
Ibrahim Omer
(Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Labour party list)

Ibrahim Omer
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Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Eritrea

 30 
Te Kooti
(Leader)

Te Kooti
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Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Poverty Bay, New Zealand
Died: 1893 AD

 31 
Michael Cullen
(16th Deputy Prime Minister)

Michael Cullen
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Birthdate: February 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 19, 2021

 32 
Kris Faafoi
(50th Minister of Justice)

Kris Faafoi
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Birthdate: June 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Zealand

 33 
Shane Reti
(Politician)

Shane Reti
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Birthdate: June 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamilton, New Zealand

 34 
Walter Nash
(Politician)

Walter Nash
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Birthdate: February 12, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcestershire, England
Died: June 4, 1968

 35 
Annette King
(19th High Commissioner of New Zealand to Australia)

Annette King
1
Birthdate: September 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murchison, New Zealand

 36 
Peter Fraser
(Politician)

Peter Fraser
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Birthdate: August 28, 1884
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hill of Fearn, Scotland
Died: December 12, 1950

 37 
Sidney Holland
(Prime Minister)

Sidney Holland
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Birthdate: October 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greendale, New Zealand
Died: August 5, 1961

 38 
Bill Rowling
(Political leader)

Bill Rowling
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Birthdate: November 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Motueka, New Zealand
Died: October 31, 1995

 39 
Henry Sewell
(Prime minister)

Henry Sewell
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Birthdate: September 7, 1807
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, England
Died: May 14, 1879

 40 
Joseph Ward
(Prime minister)

Joseph Ward
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Birthdate: April 26, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: July 8, 1930

 41 
Jack Marshall
(Political Leader)

Jack Marshall
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Birthdate: March 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Died: August 30, 1988

 42 
Garfield Todd
(Politician)

Garfield Todd
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Birthdate: July 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Invercargill, New Zealand
Died: October 13, 2002

Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt
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Birthdate: August 10, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wanganui, New Zealand
Died: January 1, 1994

 44 

Te Rangi Hīroa
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Birthdate: August 10, 1900, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Urenui, New Zealand
Died: December 1, 1951

 45 
Michael Hardie Boys
(17th Governor-General of New Zealand)

Michael Hardie Boys
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Birthdate: October 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 46 
Nándor Tánczos
(Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Green Party list)

Nándor Tánczos
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Birthdate: May 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ilford, London, England

 47 
John Ballance
(Prime minister of New Zealand)

John Ballance
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Birthdate: March 27, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glenavy, Northern Ireland
Died: April 27, 1893

 48 
Frederick Weld
(Politician)

Frederick Weld
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Birthdate: May 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridport, England
Died: July 20, 1891

 49 
Erica Stanford
(Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party)

Erica Stanford
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Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: New Zealand

 50 
Melissa Lee
(Member of the New Zealand House of Representatives)

Melissa Lee
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: South Korea