Suffrage 130: 30 NZ women we admire

New Zealand marks the 130th anniversary of women's suffrage this year.

On September 19, 2023, Aotearoa New Zealand marks the 130th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. On that day in 1893, the country became the first in the world to enshrine in law the right of women to vote in parliamentary elections.

To mark the milestone and pay tribute to the enduring legacy and contributions of the suffragists, the Herald is highlighting the contributions of some of the most influential women in today’s society, looking at what makes them inspiring - and who inspires them.

Spread across six categories, the list of 30 New Zealand women we admire includes wāhine working in