2014 Most Trusted in NZ

Tauranga resident and Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is one of the top 50 most trusted people in New Zealand.

The Readers Digest Most Trusted people list came out today, with the former squash champion in the number 48 spot.

Mahe Drysdale and Dame Susan Devoy are among this year's Most Trusted Reader's Digest list.

In first place is Willie Apiata followed by Lance O'Sullivan, who is a doctor and this year's NZer of the Year, then All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, Judy Bailey and John Kirwan in fifth.

Other Bay of Plenty associated people were Olympic rowers Mahe Drysdale, coming in at number 23, and Lisa Carrington, at number 30, actress Robyn Malcolm at number 59.

Politicians dominated the bottom half of the list with Prime Minister John Key ranked 86, followed by Labour Party leader David Cunliffe, Kim Dotcom, and Hone Harawira.

The list also ranks the most trusted professions in NZ with emergency services dominating the top spots.

Firefighters were first, with paramedics second, rescue volunteers third and nurses and pilots in fourth and fifth respectively.

Politicians, along with door-to-door salespeople, real estate agents, call centre staff were among the least trusted.

Full lists below.


1. Willie Apiata VC, solider
2. Lance O'Sullivan, doctor, 2014 New Zealander of the Year
3. Richie McCaw, All Blacks' captain
4. Judy Bailey, charity worker
5. John Kirwan, former All Black player
6. Kevin Milne, former TV host
7. Valerie Adams (formerly Vili), shot-putter
8. Jim Hickey, TV weather presenter
9. Alison Holst, food writer
10. Peter Snell, former athlete
11. Peter Leitch, businessman, charity worker
12. Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General
13. Peter Jackson, film director
13. Dan Carter, All Black player
15. Sarah Ulmer, cyclist
15. Colin Meads, former All Black
17. Sam Johnson, leader of Student Volunteer Army
18. Hamish Bond, rower, Olympic gold medalist
18. Brian Lochore, former All Black captain and coach
20. John Campbell, TV journalist
21. Graham Henry, former All Black coach
21. Dave Dobbyn, musician
23. Mike McRoberts, TV journalist
23. Mahe Drysdale, rower
23. John Walker, former athlete
23. Jo Seagar, chef
27. Toni Street, TV presenter
27. Nigel Latta, psychologist
27. Stephen Tindall, businessman
30. Lisa Carrington, rower
31. Eric Murray, rower, Olympic gold medallist
32. Ian Grant, parenting expert
33. Sian Elias, chief justice of New Zealand
33. Sue Chetwin, CEO Consumer NZ
35. Sir Ray Avery, scientist, businessman and philanthropist
36. Dean Barker, yachtsman and Team NZ skipper
36. Neil Finn, musician
36. Simon Barnett, TV and radio presenter
36. Simon Dallow, TV presenter
36. Annabel Langbein, cookbook author, TV personality
36. Brendon McCallum, Black Caps captain
36. Rhys Darby, actor, comedian
36. Pippa Wetzell, TV host
44. Scott Dixon, IndyCar driver
45. Stephen Donald, All Black player
46. Peter Gluckman, scientist
47. The Topp Twins, entertainers
48. Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner
49. Peta Mathias, chef
50. Simon Gault, chef
51. Bret McKenzie, comedian, musician
51. Jemaine Clement, comedian, musician
51. Jim Mora, radio personality
54. John Graham, former All Black, educator
55. Richard Taylor, filmmaker
56. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister
57. Jonah Lomu, former All Black
58. Kiri Te Kanawa, opera singer
59. Robyn Malcolm, actor
60. Te Radar, comedian, TV personality
61. Ella Yelich-O'Connor (Lorde), singer
62. Garth McVicar, Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesman
62. Polly Gillespie, radio personality
64. Tony Kokshoorn, Grey District Mayor
65. Chris Cairns, former cricketer
66. Ruben Wiki, former rugby league player
67. Wendyl Nissen, columnist and author
68. Mary Holm, financial writer and newspaper columnist
69. Rosie Horton, philanthropist
69. Anne Salmond, writer, anthropologist
71. Lucy Lawless, actor
72. Lianne Dalziel, Christchurch mayor
73. Kim Hill, radio journalist
74. Alan Gibbs, entrepreneur
75. Mike Hosking, TV and radio journalist
76. Marcus Lush, TV and radio personality
76. Lockwood Smith NZ High Commissioner to UK
78. Alan Bollard, former governor of the Reserve Bank of NZ
79. Grant Kereama, radio personality
79. Leighton Smith, radio personality
79. Mike Bush, Police Commissioner
79. Graeme Hart, businessman
79. Billy Graham, motivational speaker
79. Mai Chen, lawyer
85. James Wallace, businessman, philanthropist
86. John Key, Prime Minister
87. Gareth Morgan, philanthropist, businessman
88. Gary Taylor, environmentalist
89. Bob Jones, businessman
90. Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs
91. Metiria Turei, Green Party co-leader
91. Russel Norman, Green Party co-leader
93. Michael Fay, businessman
94. Matt McCarten, Labour chief of staff
94. Bunny McDiarmid, Greenpeace executive director
96. Winston Peters, New Zealand First leader
97. David Cunliffe, Labour Party leader
98. Michael Laws, former Wanganui Mayor
99. Kim Dotcom, internet entrepreneur
100. Hone Harawira, Mana Party leader


1. Firefighters
2. Paramedics
2. Rescue volunteers
4. Nurses
5. Pilots
6. Doctors
7. Pharmacists
8. Veterinarians
9. Armed Forces personnel
10. Police
11. Teachers
11. Scientists
13. Childcare workers
14. Farmers
14. Dentists
16. Bus/train/tram drivers
16. Flight attendants
18. Chefs
18. Electricians
20. Hairdressers
21. Architects
21. Plumbers
23. Builders
23. Postal workers
25. Authors
25. Waiters
27. Mechanics
27. Truck drivers
27. IT technicians
30. Accountants
31. Shop assistants
32. Cleaners
32. Bankers
32. Personal trainers
35. Taxi drivers
36. Charity collectors
37. Lawyers
37. Airport baggage handlers
39. Clergy (all religions)
40. Financial planners
41. CEOs
42. Call centre staff
43. Journalists
44. Real estate agents
45. Insurance salespeople
46. Car salespeople
47. Sex workers
47. Politicians
49. Door-to-door salespeople
49. Telemarketers

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47 Sex Workers

Posted on 19-06-2014 17:00 | By YOGI BEAR

Interesting that they are more trust worthy than politicians? I am sure that there is a message there.


Posted on 19-06-2014 22:31 | By ROCCO

I think it is meant to be a list you could pick say half a dozen from the rest you would just shake your head and walk away. LOL

The message is

Posted on 21-06-2014 09:47 | By robin bell

your not there yogi.What a jolt to your ego that must be. Check the list again, Sex workers and politicians are equal 47. They both serve the "public" sounds about right to me. Robin Bell.

What a joke!

Posted on 21-06-2014 14:28 | By triplediamond

The public who voted for these lists are the very people who can't be trusted! That's a fact!

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