History of New Zealand

Can you answer these 25 questions about the history of New Zealand?
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233 AD
This supervolcano erupts for the last time (so far)
Taupō Volcano
c. 1300
This legendary Māori figure discovers Aotearoa
Kupe
c. 1400
This large flightless goes extinct due to Māori overhunting
Moa
1642
This explorer becomes the first European to sight New Zealand
Abel Tasman
1769
This English circumnavigator lands in present-day Gisborne
James Cook
1840
This treaty between Māori chiefs and colonialists is signed in the Bay of Islands
Treaty of Waitangi
1845
This Māori leader cuts down the British flagstaff in Russell
Hōne Heke
1856
This man becomes New Zealand's first Prime Minister
Henry Sewell
1861
This is discovered in Central Otago
Gold
1865
This city loses its capital city status
Auckland
1893
New Zealand grants this people group the right to vote, the first country to do so
women
1915
This campaign in the Ottoman Empire leaves 2,700 fighters dead
Gallipoli campaign
1915
Name of the army corps these soldiers were part of
ANZAC
1916
This party, the oldest in the country, is founded
Labour
1931
This city is rebuilt in Art Déco style after a disastrous earthquake
Napier
1953
Sir Edmund Hillary reaches this extreme point of the Earth
Mount Everest
1975
This Māori leader walks the length of North Island to protest against land loss
Whina Cooper
1982
The ratio of humans to this peaks at 1 to 22
sheep
1984
New Zealand bans these ships from entering their ports
nuclear-powered ships
1987
This team wins the inaugural Rugby World Cup
the All Blacks
2003
This epic Peter L. Jackson trilogy is completed
The Lord of the Rings
2010
The Pike River disaster leaves 29 dead. What is/was Pike River?
a mine
2011
Christchurch is getting shocked by this
earthquake
2016
In a national referendum, voters reject a change of this
the national flag
2019
This community (whānau) becomes the target of a terrorist, leaving 51 dead
Muslim community
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