170 New Zealand Trivia Questions (Ranked From Easiest to Hardest)

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January 9, 2023
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170 New Zealand Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated For 2023)

  1. 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

  2. The ANZUS Agreement of 1951 is a non-binding security agreement between Australia, the United States, and what guessable island nation?

    Answer: New Zealand

  3. What city, the largest on New Zealand's South Island, is named for a college of England's famous University of Oxford?

    Answer: Christchurch

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. What New Zealander ended his Best Screenplay Oscar acceptance speech for "Jojo Rabbit" with "kia ora," a Maori expression of thanks?

    Answer: Taika Waititi

  8. 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

  9. Representing the Southern Cross constellation, how many red stars are on the national flag of New Zealand?

    Answer: Four

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Also known by a Maori name meaning “glowing skies”, by what name is the third largest island of New Zealand known?

    Answer: Stewart Island

  14. In which resort city on Lake Wakatipu can you bungee jump off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and ski The Remarkables?

    Answer: Queenstown

  15. Mount Tongariro is a compound volcano located on which of New Zealand's islands?

    Answer: North Island

  16. What New Zealander became the first man to summit Mount Everest in 1953 alongside Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay?

    Answer: Sir Edmund Hillary

  17. 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)

  18. 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

  19. The brand Pascall owns a trademark on the name of what chocolate candy with a soft pineapple-flavored center, popular among New Zealanders?

    Answer: Pineapple Lumps

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. Founded in 1916, which party that currently has members in parliment is New Zealand’s oldest surviving political party?

    Answer: The Labour Party

  23. You’ll find them throughout the country, but adventuring through the Waitomo Caves will give you one of the most magical experiences with which bioluminescent insect? (Hint: Like fireflies, they’re also part of the Lampyridae family)

    Answer: Glowworm

  24. 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"

  25. 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

  26. Although they don't reside within the country, who is technically the monarch of New Zealand?

    Answer: Queen Elizabeth II

  27. 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

  28. New Zealand’s Waikato River cascades down what “H” waterfall, just north of Taupo?

    Answer: Huka Falls

  29. 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

  30. New Zealand's Black Ferns recently won the 2021 Rugby World Cup, beating England 34-31 in the final. Which European team (who beat Canada 36-0 in the third-place play-off game) did the Black Ferns play in the semi-final?

    Answer: France

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. What’s the fruity name of a flightless bird that lives in New Zealand?

    Answer: Kiwi

  34. 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

  35. In 1893, New Zealand was the world's fist nation to pass what suffrage-related measure?

    Answer: Women's right to vote

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. Westland Tai Poutini National Park on New Zealand’s South Island is home to what glacier with a vulpine name?

    Answer: Fox Glacier

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. What cult classic song by Patea Maori Club was the focus of a documentary that premiered at the 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival?

    Answer: Poi E

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. In 1998, the name of Mount Cook (highest point in New Zealand) was renamed to include what Maori word?

    Answer: Aoraki

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. What synthetic chemical element, atomic number 104, is named after a famous New Zealand physicist?

    Answer: Rutherfordium

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. Under what single name is New Zealander Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor more popularly known?

    Answer: Lorde

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. As of 2020, how many female prime ministers has New Zealand had?

    Answer: 3

  63. 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

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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

  68. 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

  69. 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

  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. According to Deloitte, what is the name of the largest company in New Zealand by 2017 revenue?

    Answer: Fonterra

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. Which southern hemisphere country do Australia play against in the Bledisloe Cup, a competition first held in 1932?

    Answer: New Zealand

  76. What reptillian suborder of animals, often associated with the Australian outback, has no species living in New Zealand?

    Answer: crocodile

  77. 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

  78. 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

  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. 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

  81. 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

  82. 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

  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. Aside from marine mammals, what is the only kind of mammal native to New Zealand?

    Answer: Bats

  86. 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

  87. 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

  88. When listing the United Nations member states alphabetically, what nation follows immediately after New Zealand?

    Answer: Nicaragua

  89. What country has won the most Cricket World Cups since 1975, last besting New Zealand 186-3 in 2015?

    Answer: Australia

  90. Formed by a volcanic caldera in the center of the North Island, what is the largest lake in New Zealand?

    Answer: Lake Taupo

  91. 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

  92. 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

  93. 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

  94. 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

  95. 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

  96. 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

  97. 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

  98. Filled with mauls, rucks, scrums, and tries, what ball game is the national sport of New Zealand?

    Answer: Rugby

  99. 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

  100. 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

  101. New Zealand actress, Ana Paquin, was actually born in what country?

    Answer: Canada

  102. 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

  103. 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

  104. 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

  105. 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

  106. 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

  107. 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

  108. Lisa Carrington is New Zealand's most successful Olympian having won one Bronze medal, and how many Gold medals?

    Answer: Five

  109. 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

  110. 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

  111. Which city on North Island is the capital of New Zealand?

    Answer: Wellington

  112. New Zealand’s dollar is commonly referred to as which bird that’s featured on the coin form of the currency?

    Answer: Kiwi

  113. Which deepwater aquatic animal found over 600 meters below sea level, named for its gelatinous appearance when pulled to the surface, was first discovered off New Zealand in 2003? Often the bycatch of bottom-trawling fishing, there are estimated to be fewer than 450 specimens left in the wild.

    Answer: Blobfish

  114. Which two All Blacks have been named "World Rugby Men's 15s Player of the Year" a record three times each?

    Answer: Daniel Carter and Richie McCaw

  115. Which New Zealand island (now known by a similarly uncreative name) was called "Middle Island" in the late nineteenth century?

    Answer: South Island (Te Waipounamu)

  116. As of 2013, which non-official language is the third most widely spoken in New Zealand? (Hint: It’s a Polynesian language and about half of all people who speak it live on two islands in the South Pacific)

    Answer: Samoan

  117. Which city on New Zealand's South Island is the southernmost city to offer Lime scooters?

    Answer: Christchurch

  118. On June 24, 2022, which stellar Maori New Year’s celebration was observed as a public holiday in New Zealand for the first time?

    Answer: Matariki

  119. What TVNZ 2 mockumentary series follows a pair of less-than-capable cops, played by Mike Minogue and Karen O'Leary, in their pursuit of supernatural criminals?

    Answer: Wellington Paranormal

  120. What award-winning novel about three isolated loners by Keri Hulme became the first novel by a New Zealand writer to win the prestigious Booker Prize?

    Answer: The Bone People

  121. New Zealand's ground-dwelling Kakapo is the only species of what type of bird to lack the power of flight?

    Answer: Parrot

  122. The natural light display named Aurora Australis is also known by what more common name?

    Answer: Southern Lights

  123. New Zealand's longest glacier, second highest mountain, and fifth largest district council by land area are all named (in English) after what explorer?

    Answer: Abel Tasman (Tasman Glacier, Mount Tasman, Tasman District Council)

  124. After Jim Bolger resigned in 1997, who was elected to replace him and became the first woman to become prime minister of New Zealand?

    Answer: Jenny Shipley

  125. 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

  126. 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

  127. New Zealand is, unsurprisingly, named after another physical location. Zeeland is the least populous province in what European country?

    Answer: Netherlands

  128. 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

  129. What Southern Hemisphere nation, still technically a British colony at the time, was the first to grant the right to vote to women in 1893?

    Answer: New Zealand

  130. "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

  131. 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

  132. 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

  133. 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

  134. 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

  135. What festival, the largest Pacific Island-themed festival in the world, draws over 200,000 people to Auckland every year?

    Answer: The Pasifika Festival

  136. 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

  137. 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

  138. 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

  139. 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

  140. 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

  141. 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

  142. In 2005 who became the second New Zealand golfer (after Sir Bob Charles) to win a major championship?

    Answer: Michael Campbell

  143. Who holds the record for both youngest All Black and youngest player of any nationality to play in a Rugby World Cup final?

    Answer: Jonah Lomu

  144. 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

  145. In 2018, New Zealand TV hosts Jono and Ben staged a prank involving a Lime scooter being ridden by a tall, blonde lookalike of what pop singer?

    Answer: Taylor Swift

  146. 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

  147. 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

  148. Make no mistake about it, the fault line between New Zealand’s North and South Island that separates the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates shares its name with which animated resident of Jellystone Park?

    Answer: Boo Boo

  149. 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

  150. 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

  151. 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

  152. 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

  153. In what year did New Zealand become the first country to grant women the right to vote?

    Answer: 1893

  154. FRACO and FRANZCO are the specialist qualification to practice ophthalmology in what pair of neighboring nations?

    Answer: Australia and New Zealand

  155. The Waikato River is the longest river of which island nation of the Southern hemisphere?

    Answer: New Zealand

  156. 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)

  157. 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

  158. 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

  159. 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

  160. Whose 24-hour flying visit in October 1966 represented the first visit to New Zealand by a sitting US President?

    Answer: Lyndon B. Johnson

  161. 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

  162. Aside from marine mammals, what is the only kind of mammal native to New Zealand?

    Answer: Bats

  163. 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

  164. 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

  165. 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

  166. At 1,757 meters long, what is the longest bridge in New Zealand?

    Answer: Rakaia River Bridge

  167. What name was given to the late 19th century movement in New Zealand aimed at encouraging abstinence from alcohol?

    Answer: Temperance movement

  168. 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

  169. 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

  170. 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

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