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The Prime Minister of New Zealand is the head of government of New Zealand, and the leader of the New Zealand Cabinet, with various powers and responsibilities defined by convention. This list includes individuals who held the titles of Colonial Secretary and Premier, the direct predecessors to the modern position of Prime Minister. The title of the office was formally changed to "Premier" in 1869, and then to "Prime Minister" in 1907 when New Zealand achieved Dominion status.

Thirty-eight individuals have so far held the premiership, not including Hugh Watt, who was briefly acting Prime Minister in 1973. Henry Sewell is regarded as New Zealand's first premier. Nine Prime Ministers have held the position more than one discrete term in office. The longest single term in office was that of Richard Seddon, who held the position for thirteen years between 1893 and 1906. The current Prime Minister is John Key, who took office on 19 November 2008.

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No. Name Portrait Party Government Assumed office Left office
1 Henry Sewell Henry Sewell.jpg No party 7 May 1856 20 May 1856
2 William Fox
(1st term)
William Fox.jpeg No party 20 May 1856 2 June 1856
3 Edward Stafford
(1st term)
Edward William Stafford.jpg No party 2 June 1856 12 July 1861
(2) William Fox
(2nd term)
William Fox.jpeg No party 12 July 1861 6 August 1862
4 Alfred Domett Alfred Domett.jpg No party 6 August 1862 30 October 1863
5 Frederick Whitaker
(1st term)
Frederick Whitaker.jpg No party 30 October 1863 24 November 1864
6 Frederick Weld Frederick Weld.jpg No party 24 November 1864 16 October 1865
(3) Edward Stafford
(2nd term)
Edward William Stafford.jpg No party 16 October 1865 28 June 1869
(2) William Fox
(3rd term)
William Fox.jpeg No party 28 June 1869 10 September 1872
(3) Edward Stafford
(3rd term)
Edward William Stafford.jpg No party 10 September 1872 11 October 1872
7 George Waterhouse George Marsden Waterhouse.jpg No party 11 October 1872 3 March 1873
(2) William Fox
(4th term)
William Fox.jpeg No party 3 March 1873 8 April 1873
8 Julius Vogel
(1st term)
Juliusvogel.jpg No party 8 April 1873 6 July 1875
9 Daniel Pollen Daniel Pollen.jpg No party 6 July 1875 15 February 1876
(8) Julius Vogel
(2nd term)
Juliusvogel.jpg No party 15 February 1876 1 September 1876
10 Harry Atkinson
(1st term)
Harry Atkinson.jpg No party 1 September 1876 13 October 1877
11 George Grey GeorgeEdwardGrey02.jpg No party 13 October 1877 8 October 1879
12 John Hall John Hall.jpg No party 8 October 1879 21 April 1882
(5) Frederick Whitaker
(2nd term)
Frederick Whitaker.jpg No party 21 April 1882 25 September 1883
(10) Harry Atkinson
(2nd term)
Harry Atkinson.jpg No party 25 September 1883 16 August 1884
13 Robert Stout
(1st term)
RobertStout.jpg No party 16 August 1884 28 August 1884
(10) Harry Atkinson
(3rd term)
Harry Atkinson.jpg No party 28 August 1884 3 September 1884
(13) Robert Stout
(1st term)
RobertStout.jpg No party 3 September 1884 8 October 1887
(10) Harry Atkinson
(4th term)
Harry Atkinson.jpg No party 8 October 1887 24 January 1891
14 John Ballance John Ballance.jpg Liberal First Liberal 24 January 1891 27 April 1893
15 Richard Seddon RichardSeddon1905.jpg Liberal 27 April 1893 10 June 1906
16 William Hall-Jones William Hall-Jones.jpg Liberal 10 June 1906 6 August 1906
17 Joseph Ward
(1st term)
Joseph Ward.jpg Liberal 6 August 1906 28 March 1912
18 Thomas Mackenzie Thomas Mackenzie.jpg Liberal 28 March 1912 10 July 1912
19 William Massey William Ferguson Massey 1919.jpg Reform Reform 10 July 1912 10 May 1925
20 Francis Bell Sir Francis Henry Dillon Bell, ca 1924.jpg Reform 10 May 1925 30 May 1925
21 Gordon Coates Joseph Gordon Coates.jpg Reform 30 May 1925 10 December 1928
(17) Joseph Ward
(2nd term)
Joseph Ward.jpg United (Liberal) United 10 December 1928 28 May 1930
22 George Forbes George William Forbes.jpg United (Liberal) 28 May 1930 6 December 1935
Liberal-Reform
23 Michael Joseph Savage Michael-joseph-savage.jpg Labour First Labour 6 December 1935 27 March 1940
24 Peter Fraser Peter Fraser.jpg Labour 27 March 1940 13 December 1949
25 Sidney Holland National First National 13 December 1949 20 September 1957
26 Keith Holyoake
(1st term)
KeithJackaHolyoake.png National 20 September 1957 12 December 1957
27 Walter Nash Walter Nash 1942.jpg Labour Second Labour 12 December 1957 12 December 1960
(26) Keith Holyoake
(2nd term)
KeithJackaHolyoake.png National Second National 12 December 1960 7 February 1972
28 Jack Marshall Jack Marshall Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F011973-0020 cropped.jpg National 7 February 1972 8 December 1972
29 Norman Kirk Norman Kirk Levin 1972 cropped.jpg Labour Third Labour 8 December 1972 31 August 1974 (died)
Hugh Watt
(Acting)
Labour 31 August 1974 6 September 1974
30 Bill Rowling Bill Rowling Shannon School.jpg Labour 6 September 1974 12 December 1975
31 Robert Muldoon Muldoon 26 June 1969.jpg National Third National 12 December 1975 26 July 1984
32 David Lange DavidLange.jpg Labour Fourth Labour 26 July 1984 8 August 1989
33 Geoffrey Palmer SirGeoffreyPalmer.jpg Labour 8 August 1989 4 September 1990
34 Mike Moore Mike Moore.jpg Labour 4 September 1990 2 November 1990
35 Jim Bolger Jim Bolger at press conference cropped.jpg National Fourth National 2 November 1990 8 December 1997
36 Jenny Shipley Clinton Shipley walk.jpg National 8 December 1997 5 December 1999
37 Helen Clark Prime Minister Helen Clark1.jpg Labour Labour-Led 5 December 1999 19 November 2008
38 John Key John Key National Party2.jpg National National-Led 19 November 2008 incumbent

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