Statistics for Famous New Zealanders

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  • The average score is 9 of 20

Answer Stats

Hint Answer % Correct
Director of multiple award-winning films set in Middle EarthPeter Jackson
88%
The first, with sherpa Tenzing Norgay, to reach the summit of Mount EverestSir Edmund Hillary
87%
Teenage singer, of 'Royals' fameLorde
82%
Actor who starred in 'Gladiator' and 'A Beautiful Mind'Russell Crowe
70%
Former member of the All Blacks; the first true global superstar of rugby unionJonah Lomu
60%
The 'father of nuclear physics', credited with splitting the atom in 1917Ernest Rutherford
59%
Model, formerly married to singer Rod StewartRachel Hunter
52%
Soprano who made her Metropolitan opera debut in 1974Dame Kiri te Kanawa
50%
NZ's most famous women's suffragette who appears on the NZ ten dollar noteKatherine Sheppard
48%
Actress best known for her role as Xena: Warrior PrincessLucy Lawless
46%
Actor who starred in 'Dead Calm' and 'Jurassic Park'Sam Neill
44%
Won Best Supporting Actress at age 11, for 'The Piano' (1994)Anna Paquin
39%
Former Prime Minister and staunch defender of nuclear-free policyDavid Lange
37%
Ex-cricketer, renowned for his fast bowling, and the first to take 400 wicketsSir Richard Hadlee
34%
Comedian, actor and one half of the musical duo Flight of the ConchordsBret McKenzie/Jemaine Clement
30%
Motorcycle racer, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in 'The World's Fastest Indian'Burt Munro
28%
Director of 'The Piano', for which she won the Palme d'OrJane Campion
23%
Author who revolutionized the 20th century English short storyKatherine Mansfield
23%
First NZ athlete to win Olympic gold, in 1936 (1500 metres)Jack Lovelock
6%
Classical composer who studied with England's Ralph Vaughan WilliamsDouglas Lilburn
5%

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