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More than 10,000 people have now voted for their choice of the greatest living New Zealander.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark, with 24 per cent of the vote, is beginning to open a lead over Victoria Cross recipient Willie Apiata, who has 21 per cent.

Voting finishes at
at noon on Friday.

See the latest results here

Sportsmen and women dominate the rest of the list, which also includes film director Peter Jackson, sexual abuse campaigner Louise Nicholas, World War II spy Nancy Wake and businessman Stephen Tindall.

Originally 20 names were put forward by a Herald panel. That list was narrowed down by readers writing on a Your Views question thread.

The votes for the greatest living New Zealander as of this morning:
Helen Clark: 24%)
Willie Apiata: 21%
Sir Murray Halberg: 12%
Peter Jackson: 11%
Peter Snell: 8%
Colin Meads: 8%
Nancy Wake: 6%
Peter Leitch: 4%
Stephen Tindall: 3%
Louise Nicholas: 3%

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