The New Zealand Quiz

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Last updated: March 13, 2014
First submittedJanuary 3, 2013
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The first capital of New Zealand
Russell
The Prime Minister or New Zealand during the year 2012
John Key
The Maori Name for New Zealand
Aotearoa
Where does the Governor General live
Government House
The longest river
Waikato River
What year was the Treaty of Waitangi signed
1840
The highest mountain
Mount Cook
The first European to discover New Zealand
Abel Tasman
What is the name of the national cricket team
The Black Caps
Prime minister who refused to have nuclear weapons in New Zealand
David Lange
^ What political party was he part of
Labour
What was Sir Edmund Hillary's original job in NZ
Beekeeper
What is the name for the Maori Language
Te Reo Maori
Who is the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy
Sir Peter Jackson
What is "wai" in english
Water
What is the name of the NZ base in Antarctica
Scott Base
The biggest lake in NZ
Lake Taupo
What year did Captain Cook land in NZ
1769
What is the name of the best-selling NZ book
The Edmonds Cookery Book
What recreational activity was Jean Batten most famous for
Flying
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2014
The Jean Batten question would not accept "aviation"
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Level 14
Mar 13, 2014
Thanks for your comment. Aviation should work now.
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Level 7
May 7, 2014
I did like this quiz. The only one I couldn't get was Sir Ed's former occupation.
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Level 14
May 13, 2014
Yeah that's a tough one. It interesting how we don't actually now about his life as much as we do his achievement even though he is up there for the most famous kiwis!
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Level 74
May 25, 2016
Nice. The highest mountain's official name is "Aoraki / Mount Cook", complete with a "/", though it's cool you accept either half.
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Level 65
Sep 22, 2016
YUS! Got them all, great quiz, thanks!
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Level 44
Jun 19, 2017
I totally didn't skip over reading the Black Caps question... whoooops c: