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#1. According to the 2008 CIA World Fact Book which of these countries does not have a greater population than New Zealand?

#2. As of 2010 approximately what percentage of New Zealand’s economy is dependent on tourism?

#3. New Zealand produces how much butter per person per year?

#4. On 2nd July 2007, New Zealander Bill Henry “Willie” Apiata was awarded a what?

#5. What percentage of NZ police are constables?

#6. Auckland is the most populous city in New Zealand but it has never been the designated capital.

#7. Auckland is near?

#8. The New Zealand Warriors (formerly the Auckland Warriors) play which sport?

#9. Tamaki Paenga Hira is the Maori name for the Auckland Museum. What does the word Hira mean?

#10. What is the name of Auckland’s harbour?

#11. Auckland is dotted with?

#12. The Pasifika Festival attracts over 200,000 people and over 1000 people visit Auckland to participate. What does the festival consist of?

#13. Auckland is home to the worlds first bungee jump from a?

#14. On the 23rd of October 2011, Auckland hosts the final game of?

#15. Auckland is sometimes referred to as the?

#16. Christchurch was named by?

#17. What happened in 1947 at Ballantynes Department Store?

#18. As at 2010 Christchurch City Council comprised the Mayor of Christchurch and how many councillors?

#19. Which of these is not a higher education organisations does not have a campus in Christchurch?

#20. Where would you go in Christchurch to see an Avro 626 or Vickers Vildebeest?

#21. Ian Brackenbury Channell a famous speech at speakers corner in Christchurch is known as?

#22. Polynesians are thought to have first settled New Zealand in?

#23. New Zealand was the second country in the world to institute?

#24. When Abel Tasman sighted New Zealand in 1642 he thought it was connected to?

#25. The series of battles fought between various Maori tribes during the time period 1806-1842 are known as?

#26. Between 1899 and 1902 New Zealand sent 6,500 mounted troops to assist the British efforts where?

#27. Apirana Turupa Ngata was a famous Maori?

#28. The biggest industrial confrontation in New Zealand’s history involved waterfront dockers in?

#29. In 1985 which US ship was refused entry to New Zealand due to its unconfirmed nuclear status?

#30. In 1978 what sporting milestone was achieved for the first time?

#31. New Zealand’s last hanging was in?

#32. The HMS Achilles took part in the Allies first naval victory of the Second World War. It was?

#33. New Zealand joined the United Nations in?

#34. I was born in 1871 and died in 1937. I did groundbreaking work studying electromagnetic waves and radioactivity. In 1908 I received a Nobel Prize for chemistry.

#35. I am a New Zealand feminist and socialist who was born in 1912 and died in 2001. My most well-known book was published in 1965, The Runaway Settlers.

#36. Jon Trimmer was born in 1940 and was knighted in 1999 for his services to?

#37. On the 4th of September 1990, I became prime minister?

#38. The start of the continuous Polynesian settlement of New Zealand is thought to have occurred around?

#39. In this year the visit of American Vice-president Spiro Agnew triggered clashes between police and anti-Vietnam war protestors.

#40. When James Cook visited New Zealand in 1769 he claimed regions of the country in the name of?

#41. In 1997 which country reopened its embassy in Wellington, which had been closed since 1983.

#42. On the 30th of June 2003, it was announced that the North Island population had reached?

#43. In 2006 Anand Satyanand became?

#44. In 2009 Atea-1 became New Zealand’s first?

#45. On February 22nd and June 13th, 2011 earthquakes hit Christchurch. They were both magnitudes?

#46. In 2011 New Zealand hosted the Rugby World Cup, the most recent year in which New Zealand has previously hosted the competition was?

#47. New Zealand was the first country in the world in which women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections. In which year did this occur?

#48. How many New Zealand troops fought in World War 2?

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