New Zealand General Knowledge

Answer these questions about New Zealand.
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Last updated: March 10, 2018
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What is the name of New Zealand in the native language?
Aotearoa
What does the above mean in English?
Land of the Long White Cloud
What is the native language of New Zealand?
Maori
What is the common term for the people of New Zealand?
Kiwis
New Zealand was named after a region in this country.
The Netherlands
What is the capital of New Zealand?
Wellington
What is the largest city in New Zealand?
Auckland
What is the largest city on the southern island of New Zealand?
Christchurch
What is the longest mountain range in New Zealand?
Southern Alps
What is the name of the tallest mountain in New Zealand?
Aoraki / Mt Cook
What are the two main islands of New Zealand?
South Island
North Island
Bay containing 140 subtropical islands.
Bay of Islands
These territories are sometimes considered independent countries.
Niue
Cook Islands
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Largest lake in New Zealand.
Lake Taupo
Longest river in New Zealand.
Waikato River
In 2015 New Zealand voted to change this.
Flag
They voted wether to keep it the same or change it to this.
Silver Fern
This famous explorer was born here.
Edmund Hillary
First European to make it to New Zealand.
James Cook
Queen of New Zealand.
Queen Elizabeth II
Sea separating New Zealand from Australia.
Tasman Sea
Tallest building in New Zealand.
Skytower
City across the strait from the capital.
Nelson
City located on lake Wakatipu.
Queenstown
Prime minister of New Zealand.
John Key
This is located in the top-left corner of the flag.
Union Jack
This meringue like dessert was actually invented here, not in Russia.
Pavlova
4 Comments
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Level 76
Nov 8, 2016
Great you've posted a NZ quiz! I'd say a few things though, for example New Zealand was named after Zeeland in teh Netherlands, not the Danish island. Also longest river = LAKE Waikato? Another far north tourist destination is Cape Reinga? Finally, "What does the above mean in English" question should be underneath the first question.
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2016
Thanks I fixed that
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Level 70
Mar 10, 2018
Kupe (10th century) discovered it waaay earlier than James Cook. Maybe specify the clue to 'European person' for Cook? (Which by the way isn‘t correct either — it was Abel Tasman on December 13, 1642. James Cook wasn‘t even born yet!)
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Level 66
Mar 10, 2018
Fixed!