• Born date: 1930-01-21
  • Born in: New zealand
  • Death date: 2012-04-05
  • Death in: New zealand
Peter Tapsell (New Zealand politician)

Sir Peter Wilfred Tapsell KNZM MBE FRCS FRCSEd (21 January 1930 – 5 April 2012) was Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. He was notable for being the first Māori Speaker, and for being the first Speaker since 1943 to hold office while not a member of the governing party.He was an orthopaedic surgeon before entering politics.

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