Famous New Zealanders

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ALL BLACKS A to Z

Provides brief biographies of famous All Blacks.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
stats.allblacks.com/asp/atoz.asp?group=A


Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

This page contains biographies of New Zealanders who have "made their mark on this country" It does not contain biographies of people who are still living.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/


Edmund Hillary

Brief biography, interview and photos of Sir Edmund Hillary.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/hil0bio-1


Famous New Zealanders

A comprehensive list of famous New Zealanders listed by occupation/sport.

Suggested level: primary
christchurchcitylibraries.com/Kids/FamousNewZealanders


Many Answers

To access information about famous New Zealanders on Many Answers type the name of a famous New Zealander in the search box. Other helpful entries on this site include:

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


New Zealand Heroes

Contains many biographies of famous New Zealanders under headings such as; optimists, designers, speedsters, stars, scientists, inventors and more.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.nzedge.com/heroes/


New Zealand Writers

The Book Council has lists of biographies of New Zealand authors - just click on the first letter of the surname.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Information/Introduction.htm


NZ On Screen: People

Film clips and information about famous/well-known New Zealanders, including writers, interviewers, directors, narrators, actors and many more.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.nzonscreen.com/people


Wicked: Cool Kiwis

Includes information on a range of New Zealand celebrities, sports people and achievers that feature in popular culture

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
http://www.wicked.org.nz/Cool-kiwis


EPIC

Biography in Context contains over 800 biographies of famous New Zealanders. School password and log-in required.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/r/epic/