Political historian Michael Bassett CNZM is the author of 15 books, was a regular columnist for the Fairfax newspapers and a former Minister in the 1984-1990 governments
Don Brash was Reserve Bank Governor from 1988 to 2002, and National Party Leader from 2003 to 2006
Rodney Hide is former ACT Party leader, and Minister in the National-ACT Government from 2008 to 2011
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