New Zealand... or Australia?

Which answer applies to each clue about Australia and New Zealand?
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: February 18, 2019
First submittedFebruary 17, 2019
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1. Its currency is called a "dollar"
Australia
New Zealand
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2. It has more than one time zone
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Although NZ is mainly in one time zone, the Chatham Islands are 45 minutes ahead of the North and South Islands
3. ANZAC (Australia and NZ Army Corp) Day is a public holiday honouring servicemen, observed on 25 April
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4. Has more inhabitants
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5. Is larger in size
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6. Has a higher mountain
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Aoraki/Mt Cook 3724 m, Mt Kosciuszko 2228 m
7. Once entered the summer Olympics as part of a combined team called Australasia
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8. The kiwi bird can be found here outside of captivity
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9. Wallabies can be found here outside of captivity
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10. The distance between North and South Islands is greater than the distance between mainland Australia and Tasmania
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False
Bass Strait (Australia) 199 km, Cook Strait (New Zealand) 26 km
11. It has won more summer Olympic gold medals per capita
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New Zealand
Australia 147 golds, about 6 golds per million; NZ 46 golds, about 10 golds per million
12. Has had more female Prime Ministers
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NZ: Jenny Shipley, Helen Clark, Jacinda Ardern; Australia: none
13. Had the earlier major gold rush
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First in Australia in Orange, NSW, in 1851; First in NZ in Otago, in 1861
14. Have identical flags except for Australia having a 5th large "Commonwealth Star"
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False
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Two more differences: Australia's stars are all white while NZ's are red-and-white, and only Australia shows all 5 stars of the Southern Cross
15. Auckland is closer to Sydney than Perth is
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False
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Level 52
Mar 24, 2019
Nice quiz- challenged my knowledge of the country over the ditch.