I remember Precious McKenzie - all 4-foot 9-inches of him!! Wow, that's a blast from the past!
No, I'm not from NZ; I live in Alaska. And I'm stunned that you don't know who Manu Bennett is! He's from your neck of the woods and is becoming very famous here in the States; we first took notice of him in the TV series "Spartacus." Now he's on a TV showed called "Arrow," which I don't watch, because it's mostly written for kids and young adults.
My celebrity claim to fame is that I ran into - literally - John Wayne at a golf tournament back in 1977. I was walking along, looking down at my camera, winding up the new roll film that I'd just inserted (remember the old Kodak Instamatics?), when I suddenly slammed into someone, who turned out to be John Wayne. He was very kind and asked me if I was okay. All I could do is stare at him with my mouth hanging open; I think I nodded "yes," but I'm not sure. Then he smiled at me and walked on. I had a camera in my hand, all ready to shoot and did I think to get a picture? Hell no!!