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Notable people from Palmerston North
Political
  • Ashraf Choudhary, Labour MP
  • Trevor de Cleene (politician)
  • Jacqui Dean, National MP
  • Steve Maharey (politician)
  • Jono Naylor (current Mayor)
  • Lynne Pillay (politician)
  • Simon Power (politician)
  • George Snelson (first Mayor)
  • Metiria Turei, Green MP
  • Jill White (politician and former Mayor)

Entertainment
  • John Clarke, famous as "Fred Dagg"
  • Shane Cortese (actor)
  • Clarke Gayford (C4 presenter)
  • Billy TK, guitarist
  • Alann Gregg (bass player, The Mutton Birds)
  • Nigel Keay (composer)
  • Anna Leese, operatic soprano
  • PNC (rapper)
  • Judy Bailey, former newsreader, deemed "Mother of the Nation"
  • Murray Ball, cartoonist
  • Tom Scott, cartoonist
  • Olaf Wiig, photojournalist

Sports

  • Craig Clare (rugby player)
  • Christian Cullen (All Black rugby player)
  • Jason Eaton (All Black)
  • Kris Gemmell, International triathlete
  • David Kirk, All Black and former CEO of Fairfax Australia
  • Michael Mason, New Zealand Black Cap and Central Districts bowler
  • Charles Monro, founder of rugby union in New Zealand, lived for a time in an area now part of Palmerston North
  • Emily Naylor (Hockey)
  • Steven Old, New Zealand All White (soccer)
  • Jacob Oram (cricket player)
  • Craig Perks, International golfer
  • Moira Senior (Hockey)
  • Kayla Sharland (Hockey)
  • Craig Spearman (cricket player)
  • Ross Taylor, New Zealand Black Cap and Central Districts batsman (cricket)
  • Dion Waller (rugby player)
  • Tim Wilkinson, professional golfer

Others
  • Rachel Cheer (Miss Manawatu - 1995)
  • Rachel Crofts (Miss Manawatu - 2006)
  • Claire Kirby (Miss Manawatu - 2007)
  • Rachael Tucker (Miss Manawatu 2004 & Miss Earth NZ 2004)
  • Fred Hollows, ophthalmologist

List of names derived from Wikipedia, please go there for the most updated list. Anything added here will/may/should be updated back into Wikipedia as per its terms and conditions.

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