Community and Games Quizzes

Kiwi as Quiz: Monday 23rd November 2020

Which popular autumn fruit is also known as pineapple guava?

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Feijoa, (Acca sellowiana), also called pineapple guava or guavasteen, small evergreen tree of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), related to the guava. It is native to southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Argentina and is cultivated in mild dry climates for its sweet fruit.

NZ has in excess of 6 million dairy cows, what is the most common breed?

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The Friesian produces large volumes of milk. These black and white cows are New Zealand's most common dairy cow, making up 45% of the national commercial milking herd.

The popular advice from New Zealand Police "You must always blow on the..."

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What is one of the most popular and sought after fish in the waters surrounding Stewart island?

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The recreational fishery around Stewart Island is strongly dominated by blue cod. This was by far the most frequently targeted species, with all bottom lining trips and almost all potting trips targeting this species.

What is the name of the ‘living dinosaur’ that only lives in NZ?

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Tuatara are the most well-known reptiles in New Zealand whose existence dates back to the time of the dinosaurs some 200 million years ago. “Tuatara” in Maori actually means “peaks on the back” which accurately describes them and they can grow up to half a metre in size. Introduction of rats with European settlement threatened the tuatara but they are rebuilding numbers in predator-free conservation areas. They’re best seen in the major Zoos around the country.

Where in NZ are the most chardonnay grapes grown, giving the town the ability to call itself the "Chardonnay Capital of NZ"?

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Gisborne is New Zealand's third most prolific wine region, after Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. Vineyards stretch inland from Poverty Bay on the east coast, with most viticulture taking place in the Ormond Valley and around the small town of Patutahi.

What does this kiwi slang mean

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What is the current record for the biggest lamington ever made?

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On World Lamington Day (21 July) the biggest lamington in the world was made with 13,000 eggs and weighing 2,770kg put together at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Auckland. Social enterprise Cooks Night Off and Creative Edge Foods joined forces to make it happen.

What is the most popular ice cream Flavour in the country.

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What is NZ's biggest export earner?

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Tourism is New Zealand's biggest export industry, contributing 20.4% of total exports. Tourism generates a direct annual contribution to GDP of $16.2 billion, or 5.8%, and a further indirect contribution of $11.2 billion, another 4% of New Zealand's total GDP.

Daily Quiz: Monday 23rd November 2020
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