Bob Deans
Robert George Deans (19 February 1884, Christchurch, New Zealand – 30 September 1908) was a former New Zealand and Canterbury rugby union footballer. Deans entered into New Zealand rugby folklore for ...
Leslie Knight
Leslie Albert Knight was the third Anglican Bishop of Bunbury from 1938 to 1950Knight as born on 4 August 1890 and educated at Christchurch Boys' High School and the University of New Zealand; and or...
Bruce Jesson
Bruce Edward Jesson (1944 – 30 April 1999) was a journalist, author and political figure in New Zealand.
Bruce Edward Jesson was the son of Victor John and Edna Cavell (née Taylor) Jesson and the ...
Horace Belshaw
Horace Belshaw (9 February 1898 – 20 March 1962) was a New Zealand teacher, economist and university professor. He was born in Wigan, Lancashire, England on 9 February 1898.In 1935, he was awarded the...
Leonard Monk Isitt (RNZAF officer)
Air Vice Marshal Sir Leonard Monk Isitt KBE (27 July 1891 – 21 January 1976) was a New Zealand military aviator and senior air force commander. In 1943 he became the first New Zealander to serve as th...
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Henry Thacker
Dr Henry Thomas Joynt Thacker (20 March 1870 – 3 May 1939) was a doctor, New Zealand Member of Parliament and Mayor of Christchurch.
Thacker was born in Okains Bay on Banks Peninsula on 20 March 1...
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Brian Brake
John Brian Brake OBE (27 June 1927 – 4 August 1988) was a New Zealand photographer.
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Brake was the adopted son of John Samuel Brake and his wife Jennie Brake (née C...
Donald Cobden
Donald Gordon Cobden (11 August 1914 – 11 August 1940) was a New Zealand All Black rugby player, No 430 in 1937. He was a wing. He played for Canterbury, and was selected for the first test against th...
Fergie McCormick
Fergie McCormick (born William Fergus McCormick 24 April 1939 in Ashburton, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer who played for the All Blacks and Canterbury. McCormick first pl...
Niel Wright
Niel Wright (Frank William Nielsen Wright; Maori name: Te Kaimahinui, born 30 September 1933) is a New Zealand poet, literary critic, bibliographer, publisher, and cultural and political commentator....
Walter Hadlee
Walter Arnold Hadlee, CBE (4 June 1915 – 29 September 2006) was a New Zealand cricketer and Test match captain. He played domestic first-class cricket for Canterbury and Otago. Three of his five sons...
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George Mehrtens
George Martin Mehrtens (5 February 1907 – 30 August 1954) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A fullback, Mehrtens represented Canterbury at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand n...
Charles Luney
Charles Seymour "Chas" Luney CNZM QSO (28 June 1905 – 18 November 2006), was a New Zealand builder and company director. He is notable for the many important buildings that his company constructe...
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Allen Curnow
Thomas Allen Munro Curnow ONZ CBE (17 June 1911 – 23 September 2001) was a New Zealand poet and journalist. Curnow was born in Timaru, New Zealand and educated at Christchurch Boys' High School, ...
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Ben Franks
Benjamin John "Ben" Franks (born 27 March 1984) is a rugby union player for the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby competition and All Blacks. He plays as a prop.
Franks made his provincial debut for ...
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Jim Thorn
James (Jim) Thorn (1 June 1882 – 21 November 1956) was a New Zealand politician of various labour parties.
He was born in Christchurch, educated at Christchurch Boys' High School. He was a bugler ...
George Forbes (New Zealand politician)
George William Forbes (/fɔrbz/; 12 March 1869 – 17 May 1947) served as the 22nd Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1930 to 1935. Few expected him to become Prime Minister when he did, and some believe...
Maui Pomare
Sir Maui Wiremu Pita Naera Pomare, KBE, CMG (1875 or 1876 – 27 June 1930) was a New Zealand doctor and politician, being counted among the more prominent Māori political figures. He is particularly kn...
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Orewa Speech
The Orewa Speech was a speech delivered by the then-leader of the New Zealand National Party Don Brash to the Orewa Rotary Club on 27 January 2004. It addressed the theme of race relations in New Zea...
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Ces Blazey
Cecil Albert "Ces" Blazey CBE ED (21 July 1909 – 20 February 1998) was a New Zealand rugby union and athletics administrator. During the controversial 1981 Springbok tour he was the NZRFU c...
Don Brash
Donald "Don" Thomas Brash (born 24 September 1940), a New Zealand politician, was Leader of the Opposition, parliamentary leader of the National Party (the country's main Opposition party at that time...
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Dan Carter
Daniel William "Dan" Carter (born (1982-03-05)5 March 1982) is a New Zealand rugby union player.Carter plays for the Christchurch based Super Rugby side the Crusaders, and for New Zealand's national t...
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Tony Steel
Anthony Gordon (Tony) Steel (born 31 July 1941) is a former New Zealand rugby union player, politician and educator.
He was born in Greymouth, and played rugby first for his school, Christchurch B...
Owen Franks
Owen Franks (born 23 December 1987) is a New Zealand rugby player who plays for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby competition and the All Blacks at international level.
He attended Christchurch Boy...
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Nathan Mauger
Nathan Keith Mauger (born 8 April 1978 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a rugby union player. He spent the entirety of his Super Rugby career with the Canterbury Crusaders. He played for the All Black...
Geoffrey Thomas Alley
Geoffrey Thomas "Geoff" Alley (4 February 1903 – 25 September 1986) was a New Zealand All Black rugby player, No 327. He was a lock. He played in 3 tests and 16 other matches for the All Blacks, inclu...
Tim Bateman
Timothy Edward Sullivan Bateman (born 3 June 1987) is a rugby union player from New Zealand. He plays as a centre. He was head boy of Christchurch Boys' High School in Canterbury, New Zealand. He form...