146 New Zealand Trivia Questions (From Lorde To LOTR)

Written by:
Eli Robinson
Posted:
November 5, 2022

New Zealand trivia questions are perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating country.

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Question: New Zealander Taika Waititi has only directed one film which he did not write. It was a Marvel Cinematic Universe film. What's the film?

Answer: Thor: Ragnarok

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146 New Zealand Trivia Questions (From Lorde To LOTR)

  1. Under what single name is New Zealander Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor more popularly known?  Answer: Lorde
  2. The natural light display named Aurora Australis is also known by what more common name?  Answer: Southern Lights
  3. What popular global sport was discontinued at the Olympics following the 1904 games until being restored for the 2016 Games in Rio at a newly built course? The Women's medal winners in 2016 were Inbee Park (South Korea), Lydia Ko (New Zealand), and Shanshan Feng (China) and the Men's medal winners were Justin Rose (Great Britain), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), and Matt Kuchar (U.S.)  Answer: Golf
  4. According to Deloitte, what is the name of the largest company in New Zealand by 2017 revenue?  Answer: Fonterra
  5. In 1998, the name of Mount Cook (highest point in New Zealand) was renamed to include what Maori word?  Answer: Aoraki
  6. Mount Tongariro is a compound volcano located on which of New Zealand's islands?  Answer: North Island
  7. The official New Zealand coat of arms includes a Maori Chieftain and a European woman. What color is the ta moko (permanent face marking) and the earring on the Chieftain?  Answer: Green
  8. A December 2019 volcanic eruption on White Island left at least 5 people dead, with others still missing at time of writing. White Island is part of what archipelago nation?  Answer: New Zealand
  9. The Maori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa. What does this mean? We'll accept responses that are reasonably close to the correct answer.  Answer: The Land of the Long White Cloud
  10. In 1986, New Zealander A.J. Hackett took a (literal) leap from Greenhithe Bridge in Auckland and shortly thereafter founded the commercial industry around what thrill-seeking activity?  Answer: Bungee jumping
  11. Blue Lake and the Emerald Lakes are both beautiful bodies of water that are formerly craters created by what compound volcano on the New Zealand's North Island?  Answer: Mount Tongariro
  12. The Realm of New Zealand technically includes not only the traditional provinces and territories but also Tokelau (a dependent territory), the Cook Islands and Niue (self-governing states in free association with New Zealand), and the Ross Dependency. On what well-known landmass will you find the Ross Dependency?  Answer: Antarctica
  13. First created in 1907 combining a fruit juice and carbonated mineral water, what is the official name of the popular L&P drink manufactured in New Zealand and owned by Coca-Cola?  Answer: Lemon & Paeroa
  14.  New Zealand is, unsurprisingly, named after another physical location. Zeeland is the least populous province in what European country?  Answer: Netherlands
  15. Based on the daily mean temperature, what is the hottest month in New Zealand? We're basing this off of the official data from Auckland Airport from 1981 to 2010.  Answer: February
  16. Aside from marine mammals, what is the only kind of mammal native to New Zealand?  Answer: Bats
  17. On July 10, 1985, Greenpeace’s ship, the Rainbow Warrior, was sabotaged by French eco-terrorists and sank in what Auckland body of water?  Answer: Waitemata Harbor
  18. Aside from marine mammals, what is the only kind of mammal native to New Zealand?  Answer: Bats
  19. What is the "A" type of spirit which suggests Australian and New Zealand soldiers possess shared characteristics? The term rose in popularity based on soldiers' actions on the battlefields of World War I.  Answer: Anzac spirit
  20. On August 17, 2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that her country's national election would be delayed by four weeks. The cause? A new cluster of coronavirus cases after the country had previously gone months without a case of local transmission. What is this country?  Answer: New Zealand
  21. As of June 2019 estimates, there are three cities in New Zealand with a population of at least 200,000. Name the LEAST populous of these three cities.  Answer: Wellington
  22. In April 2006, a parliamentary bill was passed that established a third official language of New Zealand, joining English and Maori. What was this third language?  Answer: New Zealand Sign Language
  23. Although plentiful when European settlers first arrived, the white-faced owl or whekau that was native to New Zealand was largely extinct by 1914. Because of its "mischievous-sounding" calls, the owl had what a common, comic name?  Answer: Laughing owl
  24. What is the name of the "headland" in the Wellington region of New Zealand with a population of 549 people? The area is most well-known for the first permanent lighthouse in New Zealand which was constructed in 1859.  Answer: Pencarrow
  25. FRACO and FRANZCO are the specialist qualification to practice ophthalmology in what pair of neighboring nations?  Answer: Australia and New Zealand
  26. Because it features a shape that resembles a traditionally-woven "skep," the Executive Wing of New Zealand Parliament Buildings is often referred to by what name?  Answer: The Beehive
  27. Gaining popularity sine the 1980s, what is the name of the Polynesian sport that is practiced by racing canoes and other small watercraft? The seven letter name comes from the Maori phrase for an outrigger canoe.  Answer: Waka ama
  28. When a newer version of the 50c coin in New Zealand was introduced in 2006, a second object was added to the reverse of the coin along with the HMS Endeavour. The new object is in the background and is a geologic formation. What is it?  Answer: Mount Taranaki
  29. What was the name of the boat which was sunk by Opération Satanique in July 1985 by a French military action? The ship was at the Port of Auckland in New Zealand on its way to a protest against a planned nuclear test.  Answer: Rainbow Warrior
  30. What famous Kiwi was an opera singer that sang at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981 for a global audience of over 600 million people?  Answer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
  31. What reptillian suborder of animals, often associated with the Australian outback, has no species living in New Zealand?  Answer: crocodile
  32.  New Zealand sent forces to join the Commonwealth military during the guerilla war known as the "Emergency" fought in what country from 1948 to 1960? We'll accept the country's name at the time or its current name.  Answer: Malaya or Malaysia
  33. What is the name of the lake in the South Island named after a runholder alive during the 19th century? This lake is within Fiordland National Park.  Answer: Lake Gunn
  34. What New Zealander became the first man to summit Mount Everest in 1953 alongside Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay?  Answer: Sir Edmund Hillary
  35. The ANZUS Agreement of 1951 is a non-binding security agreement between Australia, the United States, and what guessable island nation?  Answer: New Zealand
  36. What New Zealander ended his Best Screenplay Oscar acceptance speech for "Jojo Rabbit" with "kia ora," a Maori expression of thanks?  Answer: Taika Waititi
  37.  New Zealand-born Phil Keoghan has hosted The Amazing Race since its inception in 2001, but he is also the host of what other CBS reality competition show that debuted in 2020?  Answer: Tough As Nails
  38. In 1893, New Zealand was the world's fist nation to pass what suffrage-related measure?  Answer: Women's right to vote
  39. The women figure in New Zealand's official coat of arms was somewhat based off of what American actress when it was designed in the 1950s?  Answer: Grace Kelly
  40. Hokey pokey is a popular name for a flavor of ice cream in New Zealand that is named after the main ingredient in said ice cream. What is that ingredient?  Answer: Honeycomb toffee
  41. Airing from 2015 to 2018, what was the name of the television show in which popular columnist George Turner moves to a fictional New Zealand seaside town named Weld where his interactions with the locals form the plot of the show?  Answer: 800 Words
  42. What is the coffee drink, similar to a caffe latte but with a thinner, more velvety layer of foam, that was first described in Australia in the 1980s but is also claimed as a local invention by New Zealanders?  Answer: Flat White
  43. A neon green lake in Waiotapu, New Zealand is appropriately known as Devil's Bath, since its color comes from deposits of what stanky element?  Answer: Sulphur
  44. When listing the United Nations member states alphabetically, what nation follows immediately after New Zealand?  Answer: Nicaragua
  45. At 1,757 meters long, what is the longest bridge in New Zealand?  Answer: Rakaia River Bridge
  46. What current NBA player for the New Orleans Pelicans was born in Rotorua, New Zealand in 1993 and played one season of basketball for the Wellington Saints in 2011?  Answer: Steven Adams
  47. Although they don't reside within the country, who is technically the monarch of New Zealand?  Answer: Queen Elizabeth II
  48. The New Zealand-born Nobel laureate physicist Maurice Wilkins is likely best known for his important work on understanding the structure of what molecule?  Answer: DNA
  49.  New Zealand famously has the highest density of sheep per unit area in the world. What was the name of the sheep who was the first mammal cloned from an adult cell?  Answer: Dolly
  50. What synthetic chemical element, atomic number 104, is named after a famous New Zealand physicist?  Answer: Rutherfordium
  51. The kakapo is a species of large, ground-dwelling birds endemic to New Zealand. These birds are also commonly referred to by what two-word name which includes another bird's name?  Answer: Owl parrot
  52. The director of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy shot each of the three films in his native country, New Zealand. Who directed the films of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy?  Answer: Peter Jackson
  53. Maori culture originated from Eastern Polynesian culture as Polynesian seafarers were the first humans to set foot on the islands of New Zealand. Based on the most up-to-date research, in what century did the Polynesians arrive in New Zealand?  Answer: 13th century
  54. It's a bit unsurprising that Temuera played Boba Fett in the second season of The Mandalorian given that the New Zealander played what previous Star Wars character in the film's prequel trilogy?  Answer: Jango Fett
  55. What country has won the most Cricket World Cups since 1975, last besting New Zealand 186-3 in 2015?  Answer: Australia
  56. Bordered by territories controlled by Norway, Chile, and New Zealand, the largest territorial claim in Antarctica is controlled by what country, which is relatively close geographically?  Answer: Australia
  57. North and South Island, the two main islands of New Zealand, are separated by a strait named for what British explorer, who was the first European to sail through it and was also the first European to make contact with the Hawaiian Islands?  Answer: James Cook (The Cook Strait)
  58. A wilderness reserve at the north end of New Zealand’s South Island is named for what 17th century Dutch explorer? He was the first European explorer to reach New Zealand and Van Diemen’s Land, the latter of which was also renamed after him.  Answer: Abel Tasman
  59. The New Zealand glacier known in Maori as Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere is also named in English after what 19th-century ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?  Answer: Franz Josef
  60. Celebrated every February 6, what is the name of the national day of New Zealand, which celebrates a collection of Maori chiefs and representatives of the British Crown signing a treaty of the same name?  Answer: Waitangi Day
  61. Seen in a variety of Maori art pieces, as well as in the logo of Air New Zealand, what four-letter word refers to the spiral shape of an unfurling silver fern frond?  Answer: Koru
  62. Formed by a volcanic caldera in the center of the North Island, what is the largest lake in New Zealand?  Answer: Lake Taupo
  63. What prime minister of New Zealand, elected in 2017, became internationally known for her country’s ability to quickly curb the COVID-19 pandemic in her country in 2020? This woman with an “A” last name is the youngest ever female head of state.  Answer: Jacinda Ardern
  64. On its east, the New Zealand city of Auckland touches the Pacific Ocean. What is the body of water that borders Auckland to its west?  Answer: Tasman Sea
  65. What “M” Sound in Fiordland on New Zealand’s South Island is home to Mitre Peak, as well as Stirling and Bowen Falls? It is named after a "M" Haven in Wales with the same name.  Answer: Milford Sound
  66. What kind of object is New Zealand's Tane Mahuta, which is roughly 2,000 years old, 52.2 meters high, and is the largest living kauri in the world?  Answer: Tree
  67. In May 2021, a New Zealander pop star announced her first album in four years named "Solar Power" and shortly thereafter released the titular first single from the same album. Who is this mononym singer?  Answer: Lorde
  68. Nick Nash, the Auckland native who recently won the first season of "RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under" performs under what stage name that's a pun on the name of a recreational drug?  Answer: Kita Mean
  69. What “R” New Zealand city is home to the NBA’s Steven Adams, the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and geothermal activity? It comes from the Maori for “second lake.”  Answer: Rotorua
  70. What name is given to the region of New Zealand where tourists can see movie sets used during filming of Peter Jackson’s “Lord Of The Rings” films? Its name is derived from the kind of people Frodo, Samwise, and Bilbo were.  Answer: Hobbiton
  71. Shot partly in Pennsylvania and partly in New Zealand, what "skeletal" 2009 Peter Jackson film got Stanley Tucci a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for playing a serial killer?  Answer: The Lovely Bones
  72. The Waitomo Caves in New Zealand are best known for the spectacle of seeing what insect, scientific name arachnocampa luminosa, shine a light on the cave walls? Glowworm  Answer: Glowworm
  73. What city, the largest on New Zealand's South Island, is named for a college of England's famous University of Oxford?  Answer: Christchurch
  74. Mercury Bay on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula is home to a marine reserve known as Te Whanganui-A-Hei, but is also known by the English name C______ Cove. Fill in the one word blank, the term for the principal church of a diocese.  Answer: Cathedral Cove
  75. Niue is a self-governing coral island in free association with what larger country? This larger country is to the east of Australia.  Answer: New Zealand
  76. Auckland, NZ is home to what observation tower that is over 1,000 feet tall? Home to the “Tower De Force” step climbing challenge, it gives you a slightly better vantage point to see the atmosphere.  Answer: Sky Tower
  77. Kiwi country guy Keith Urban had a big hit single that name-dropped three Johns: John Cougar, John 3:16, and what heavy equipment maker?  Answer: John Deere
  78. There's a close-up of a bust of Napoleon Bonaparte at the beginning of the ABBA video for what song whose title namedrops a battle won by the namesake of New Zealand's capital?  Answer: Waterloo
  79. Karl Urban accents it up as William "Billy" Butcher, a dude fighting corrupt superheroes on what Amazon Prime show based on a Garth Ennis comic series?  Answer: The Boys
  80. Over $30,000 has been raised for breast cancer research via a donation box attached to a Cardona, New Zealand fence decorated with a collection of what clothing article?  Answer: Bras
  81. It is not in Wales or San Francisco, Guinness World Records confirmed again in 2019. What is the name of the official steepest street in the world located in Dunedin, New Zealand?  Answer: Baldwin
  82. What alliteratively named soap opera, which has aired since 1992, centers around the lives and loves of hospital workers in the fictional Auckland suburb of Ferndale?  Answer: Shortland Street
  83. Wendy Jarland in New Zealand holds the title of having the world's largest collection of paraphernalia related to what back-of-the-alphabet safari mammal?  Answer: Zebra
  84. At the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic Centre, in New Zealand’s Taupo Volcanic Zone, is an active geothermal area known as the Waiotapu Thermal ______. Fill in the one word blank, reminiscent of a land created by Lewis Carroll.  Answer: Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
  85. What “F” national park in New Zealand’s South Island is known for its namesake glacier covered inlets with steep cliffs? They are also known to occur in Scandinavia.  Answer: Fiordland National Park
  86. What “N” island to the north of New Zealand, which self-governs while in free association with New Zealand, has its capital at Alofi?  Answer: Niue
  87. "Interviews with Some Vampires" was the subtitle of the short film that spawned what 2014 Taika Waititi mockumentary about vampire roommates in Wellington?  Answer: What We Do in the Shadows
  88. According to the Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage's official website, New Zealand has two national anthems: “God Defend New Zealand” and what four-word-titled anthem that is also the national anthem of the United Kingdom?  Answer: "God Save The Queen"
  89. Representing the Southern Cross constellation, how many red stars are on the national flag of New Zealand?  Answer: Four
  90. What “C” peak in Queenstown, New Zealand is a skiing mountain, whose name is the same as a crown that is commonly worn by lesser royalties, such as those with peerage?  Answer: Coronet Peak
  91. The second largest city on the South Island of New Zealand after Christchurch, Dunedin takes its name from the Gaelic for which British city?  Answer: Edinburgh
  92. Along with the U.K., U.S.A., Canada and Australia, New Zealand is a member of which intelligence alliance known by a two-word name sometimes abbreviated to FVEY?  Answer: Five Eyes
  93.  New Zealand’s Koekohe Beach, located between Moeraki and Hampden, is home to what large smooth rocks, with an oddly spherical shape?  Answer: Moeraki Boulders
  94. What medium to large sized owls can be found in Australia, New Zealand, and Flinders Island? Its dark colors, with little pockets of white, makes it look it was covered with some dark stuff, maybe from a chimney.  Answer: Sooty Owl
  95. Filled with mauls, rucks, scrums, and tries, what ball game is the national sport of New Zealand?  Answer: Rugby
  96. A 32 kilometer tramping track on New Zealand’s South Island, reaching both Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks, is Route______ Track. Fill in the second half of its compound name, the process of which a fire creating heat by consuming propellant.  Answer: Routeburn Track
  97. Which southern hemisphere country do Australia play against in the Bledisloe Cup, a competition first held in 1932?  Answer: New Zealand
  98. What “C” New Zealand Peninsula, extending north from the western end of the Bay Of Plenty, forms a natural barrier that protects Hauraki Gulf and the Firth of Thames from the Pacific Ocean?  Answer: Coromandel Peninsula
  99. Don't overthink it: "Enz with a Bang" was the apt name for the 1984 farewell tour of what cusp o' the '70s and '80s New Zealand rock band?  Answer: Split Enz
  100. What Sound in Fiordland, New Zealand, part of the Tasman Sea, is also known as Patea? Its name makes it seem like the Sound is feeling uncertain about something.  Answer: Doubtful Sound
  101.  New Zealand’s Waikato River cascades down what “H” waterfall, just north of Taupo?  Answer: Huka Falls
  102. What type of long gun gives its name to a series of battles and raids fought across New Zealand among Maori between 1807 and 1837 after Maori first obtained this firearm?  Answer: Musket
  103. Referring to the uniform color of their uniforms, what two-word nickname is often used for the men's national football team of New Zealand?  Answer: All Whites
  104. Kimbra already had a top five album in New Zealand when she teamed up with Gotye for what 2012 multi-national chart-topping single?  Answer: Somebody That I Used to Know
  105.  New Zealand is known for its Kiwifruit, which is one of the nation's major agricultural exports today. Which Asian nation are these gooseberries actually native to?  Answer: China
  106. Westland Tai Poutini National Park on New Zealand’s South Island is home to what glacier with a vulpine name?  Answer: Fox Glacier
  107. The Waikato River is the longest river of which island nation of the Southern hemisphere?  Answer: New Zealand
  108. What dessert, popular in both New Zealand and Australia and named for a famous Russian dancer, is made from crisp meringue, whipped cream, and fresh fruit?  Answer: Pavlova
  109. Also known by a Maori name meaning “glowing skies”, by what name is the third largest island of New Zealand known?  Answer: Stewart Island
  110. What is the title of New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson's colorized documentary about the First World War, which was released in 2018, to coincide with the centenary of the war's end?  Answer: They Shall Not Grow Old
  111. Which town in the South Island of New Zealand, the most populous town in the region of Marlborough, is named after a battle of 1704? A palace that was the birthplace of William Churchill is also named after this battle.  Answer: Blenheim
  112.  New Zealand actress, Ana Paquin, was actually born in what country?  Answer: Canada
  113. When the New Zealand coat of arms was redesigned in 1956, Attorney-General Jack Marshall, who headed the redesign committee, requested that the female figure be redrawn to resemble what beautiful "royal" actress?  Answer: Grace Kelly
  114. Which island situated in the Foveaux Strait is the location of New Zealand’s tallest lighthouse? This island shares its name with a pet.  Answer: Dog Island
  115. In December 2021, the Associate Health Minister of which Southern Hemisphere island nation confirmed that the government would introduce legislation that would ban anyone under the age of 14 from ever legally purchasing tobacco?  Answer: New Zealand
  116. Visitors to the South Island of New Zealand can visit a trail that traverses the island’s landscape, near the town of Te Anau, known as ______ Track. Fill in the one word “K” blank, also the last name of a 16th and 17th German astronomer who theorized the elliptical orbits of the planets.  Answer: Kepler Track
  117. A public garden, on the banks of the Waikato River and owned by its namesake city’s council, is ______ Gardens. Fill in the one word “H” blank, also the name of a popular Lin-Manuel Miranda musical about one of America’s founding fathers.  Answer: Hamilton Gardens
  118. What name was given to the late 19th century movement in New Zealand aimed at encouraging abstinence from alcohol?  Answer: Temperance movement
  119.  New Zealand’s highest mountain that is not related to Mount Cook is Mount ______. Fill in the one word “A” blank, a gerund verb meaning directing one’s hopes toward becoming a specific type of person.  Answer: Mount Aspiring
  120. A ski area close to Wanaka, New Zealand, and the largest ski area on the country’s South Island, is ______ Cone Ski Area. Fill in the one word “T” blank, a word used to describe tones of a higher pitch, often contrasted with bass, such as in Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.”  Answer: Treble Cone Ski Area
  121. With a total area of 12,231 square kilometers, which New Zealand region is the fifth-most populous in the country and has the Maori name Te Moana-a-Toi?  Answer: Bay of Plenty
  122. Opened in 1942 to mark the 300th anniversary of its namesake's visit to the country, what is New Zealand's smallest National Park?  Answer: Abel Tasman National Park
  123. What’s the fruity name of a flightless bird that lives in New Zealand?  Answer: Kiwi
  124. Three languages are common in New Zealand. English is widely spoken but not official. The two official languages of the country are New Zealand sign language, and _____.  Answer: Maori
  125. Its name meaning "the river cut short", which Waikato town is known both for being "The Rose Town of New Zealand", and as home town of the Finn Brothers?  Answer: Te Awamutu
  126. If you’re trekking across Island Cliff’s Alps 2 Ocean Trail, you’ll see some big limestone rocks that resemble which animal (the largest living mammals on Earth)?  Answer: Elephant
  127. In 1996 Lockheed Martin began its sponsorship of the Fincastle Maintenance Trophy, an award that is competed for by aircrew from the Royal Air Forces of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and which other country?  Answer: New Zealand
  128. It also names a gardening company, a double Olympic medalist and a major music award - Yeah right! Now known by its Maori name, which common New Zealand native was called "the parson bird" by earlier settlers?  Answer: Tui
  129. As its full name indicates, it operates both in the USA and globally. Which multinational insurance corporation has sponsored both The Women's Open in golf, and the New Zealand national rugby team?  Answer: American International Group (AIG)
  130. Since it’s the country’s national sport, it’s no surprise that New Zealand’s national team (the All Blacks) ranks in the top 3 worldwide (behind South Africa and France). Which contact sport do they play?  Answer: Rugby
  131. Which island off Auckland can you visit to tour more than 30 vineyards, take a walk along Cable Bay, and swim at Onetagi Beach?  Answer: Waiheke
  132. Lisa Carrington is New Zealand's most successful Olympian having won one Bronze medal, and how many Gold medals?  Answer: Five
  133. The only owl that the International Ornithological Committee recognizes as having a single word name, the morepork (scientific name Ninox novaeseelandiae) is native to which two island countries?  Answer: Australia and New Zealand
  134. In what year did New Zealand become the first country to grant women the right to vote?  Answer: 1893
  135. Fitting for the home of Fred Dagg, a large corrugated iron statue of what item of clothing can be found on the outskirts of Taihape?  Answer: Gumboot
  136. Which seaside city on the Bay of Plenty is home to the largest port in New Zealand, as well as Baypark Stadium and the Classic Flyers Museum?  Answer: Tauranga
  137. Argentina's Valley of the Moon, Canada's Dinosaur Provincial Park, and New Zealand's Putangirua Pinnacles are some examples of what geographical feature marked by the erosion of soft, clay-rich soils into colorful cliffs and ravines? The best known example is probably a U.S. National Park.  Answer: Badlands
  138. Due to the work being done by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, a Japanese company, the attachments added to which New Zealand landmark in the late 1960s became known as "Nippon clip-ons"?  Answer: Auckland Harbour Bridge
  139. The Kiwi classic Goodbye Pork Pie takes place in towns and cities throughout New Zealand. In which city does the movie end, with protagonist John reuniting with his ex-girlfriend Sue?  Answer: Invercagill
  140. Perhaps it was in a case of shocking luck that Anthony Starr was cast as both Jethro West and Van West in what classic New Zealand TV series?  Answer: Outrageous Fortune
  141. Jane Campion, who, for “Power of the Dog,” became the first woman to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar twice, was born in which country?  Answer: New Zealand
  142. Whose 24-hour flying visit in October 1966 represented the first visit to New Zealand by a sitting US President?  Answer: Lyndon B. Johnson
  143. In which resort city on Lake Wakatipu can you bungee jump off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and ski The Remarkables?  Answer: Queenstown
  144. What festival, the largest Pacific Island-themed festival in the world, draws over 200,000 people to Auckland every year?  Answer: The Pasifika Festival

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