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Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937): New Zealand-born physicist and chemist who became known as the father of nuclear physics; discovered the concept of radioactive half-life, proved that radioactivity involved the transmutation of one chemical element to another, differentiated and named alpha and beta radiation

Ernest Rutherford, Baron Rutherford of Nelson OM August 1871 – 19 October was a New Zealand-born British chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. He is considered the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday.

In life, Sir Archibald McIndoe was the maverick surgeon best known for saving the lives of the 649 Second World War soldiers (his guinea pigs), pioneering plastic surgery in his own inimitable fashion and making history along the way.

Story of maverick WW2 'Guinea pig' surgeon to be told on big screen for first time

In life, Sir Archibald McIndoe was the maverick surgeon best known for saving the lives of the 649 Second World War soldiers (his guinea pigs), pioneering plastic surgery in his own inimitable fashion and making history along the way.

Harold Delf Gillies

Harold Delf Gillies

Roles and achievements of note include: Managing Partner, Chen Palmer Public and Employment law Specialists, New Zealand Adjunct Professor at University of Auckland School of Law Director, BNZ Board Chair, New Zealand Asian Leaders Chair, Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy …

Roles and achievements of note include: Managing Partner, Chen Palmer Public and Employment law Specialists, New Zealand Adjunct Professor at University of Auckland School of Law Director, BNZ Board Chair, New Zealand Asian Leaders Chair, Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy …

Apirana Ngata

the leading Māori figure of his day: a land reformer, politician and scholar.

Michelle Dickinson

Join Nanogirl live on stage for explosions, science experiments and daredevil stunts - there's even a jet-propelled shopping cart!

Learn about Nadia Lim's Malaysian heritage, dietitian background, success with MasterChef NZ, 'good food' philosophy and award-winning cookbook.

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Learn about Nadia Lim& Malaysian heritage, dietitian background, success with MasterChef NZ, & food& philosophy and award-winning cookbook.

Michelle Dickinson

Michelle Dickinson

Victoria Ransom, who sold her business to Google, has some advice for Kiwi business owners.

Google's Victoria Ransom's tips for New Zealand entrepreneurs

Victoria Ransom, who sold her business to Google, has some advice for Kiwi business owners.

Sir Archibald McIndoe rebuilt faces, but his inspiration helped rebuild lives

The pioneering surgeon who healed men scarred by war, a new monument created in his honour - and the remarkable twist of fate that links them

Sir Archibald McIndoe rebuilt faces, but his inspiration helped rebuild lives

Take one look at Ranjna Patel's impressive CV and you are immediately intrigued as to how she's found the time to string together so many achievements. - New Zealand Herald

Take one look at Ranjna Patel's impressive CV and you are immediately intrigued as to how she's found the time to string together so many achievements. - New Zealand Herald

Dr Swee Tan - Founder/Executive Director, Gillies McIndoe Research Institute

Swee is a renowned plastic surgeon whose pioneering research into strawberry birthmarks has implications for finding a cure for cancer.

William Pickering and colleagues. Pickering was an influential figure in the Space Race.

The USSR's 1957 Sputnik launch forced the US into the space race. The man behind it: William Pickering

Ron Sharp and the Herringbone Shed

Ron Sharp and the Herringbone Shed

Allflex and Brian Murphy (inventor of the Animal Eartag Identification System)

Allflex and Brian Murphy (inventor of the Animal Eartag Identification System)

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