Premiers and Prime Ministers

Page 4 – Prime ministerial trivia

Explore quick facts and interesting trivia about New Zealand's premiers and prime ministers, and discover the towns, suburbs, mountains and other places that have been named in their honour.

PM place names

A number of New Zealand's premiers and prime ministers, especially the earlier ones, have been commemorated in the names of towns, suburbs, mountains and other places. They include the following:

* Place names associated with George Grey generally commemorate his role as governor rather than his later stint as premier.

** Thomas Mackenzie was an explorer in his younger years.

How to cite this page

'Prime ministerial trivia', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/premiers-and-pms/trivia, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 1-Nov-2017