From pop stars and artists to inventors and war heroes, the New Zealand Herald compiled a list of the past and present New Zealanders who stood out from the crowd.
"What about Sir Ed?" many of you demanded to know. We gave you the option of filling out a form at the end of the article, but it would be good to see your comments here, too.
For our full list, please visit: The 50 coolest Kiwis ever (+photos)