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Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

Find out about the people who have helped shape our country, in the online The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB).

There are over 3000 biographies that were originally published in the printed Dictionary of New Zealand Biography between 1990 and 2000, and in the parallel Māori language series Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau. New biographies have been added in batches to the online DNZB since 2010.

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August 2021 update

Nine new entries have been added to Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: 

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Updated on 20th August 2021