Auckland: Known People

Auckland Known People

Tha Feelstyle The hip-hop musicians of this New Zealand band from Auckland have Samoan roots. They sing in both English and Samoan. Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) Probably the world’s best-known personality from New Zealand is Sir Edmund Hillary, who was born in Tuakau near Auckland in 1919. He and the Nepalese Tensing Norgay (1914-1986) were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest (8,850 m) on May 29, 1953…

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