New Zealand questions This is a list of recently added questions about New Zealand. Play New Zealand quiz and see all the questions. Which of the following nettle species is dangerous to humans?Tree nettle. The tree nettle, or ongaonga in Māori, is endemic to New Zealand. The toxin present in its spines is tryfydin, which causes powerful stimulation of the parasympathetic nerve system. Multiple stingings can have a very painful reaction causing a rash and itching, and in high concentrations loss of motor movement, paralysis, drop in blood pressure, blurred vision and confusion. There has been one recorded human death from contact.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 38% fen nettlefen nettle47bull nettlebull nettle50scrub nettlescrub nettle74tree nettletree nettle108trees riddles » What is the longest river in New Zealand?Waikato River. The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand, running for 425 kilometres through the North Island. It rises in the eastern slopes of Mount Ruapehu and empties into the Tasman Sea.Created by: Ninjaihard 43% Tekapo RiverTekapo River31Waikato RiverWaikato River133Mataura RiverMataura River59Waitaki RiverWaitaki River83rivers riddles » What is this small parrot from New Zealand called?Red-crowned parakeet. The red-crowned parakeet, also widely known by its Māori name of kākāriki, is a small parrot from New Zealand. It is characterised by its bright green plumage and the red pattern on its head. This versatile bird can feed on a variety food items and can be found in many habitat types.Created by: Ninjaihard 41% red-crowned rosellared-crowned rosella175red-crowned parakeetred-crowned parakeet352rosy-faced lovebirdrosy-faced lovebird206red-fronted parrotred-fronted parrot107parrots riddles » These large insects occupy the same ecological niche in New Zealand, as rodents do elsewhere. What is it?Weta are very large by insect standards, with body length up to 10cm (4 inches). Their physical appearance is like a katydid, long-horned grasshopper, or cricket, but the hind legs are enlarged and usually very spiny.Created by: Tschukavery hard 36% WekaWeka110PongaPonga153WetaWeta187LatiaLatia62insects riddles » Where did the kiwi plant originate?China. As its Latin name suggests, Actinidia Chinensis is a fruit tree and medicinal plant native to China.Created by: Tschukahard 42% New ZealandNew Zealand454AustraliAustrali128ChinaChina479IndiaIndia71fruits riddles » What sea lies between Australia and New Zealand?Tasman Sea. The Tasman sea is called “the ditch” in New Zealand and Australia. “To cross the ditch” means “to sail across the Tasman Sea”.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 70% Tasman SeaTasman Sea12832Arafura SeaArafura Sea2162Timor SeaTimor Sea1568Celebes SeaCelebes Sea1572Australia riddles » What is the capital city of New Zealand?Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, but not its largest city (it is Auckland). Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 76% AucklandAuckland1255WellingtonWellington7932CanberraCanberra963HobartHobart190Australia and New Zealand riddles » Which country is the leading producer of wool?Australia is the leading producer of wool (25% of global production) which is mostly from Merino sheep. Other large producters of wool are New Zealand, China and the United States (mostly in Texas and New Mexico).Created by: globalquiz.orghard 41% United StatesUnited States457New ZealandNew Zealand4246AustraliaAustralia3997ArgentinaArgentina879animals of Australia riddles » Which capital is the most southern in the world?Wellington is also the most remote capital city in the world, the farthest away from any other capital city.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 47% SydneySydney2882PretoriaPretoria2374WellingtonWellington8557Santiago de ChileSantiago de Chile4227capitals riddles » Who discovered New Zealand?The Dutch. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).Created by: globalquiz.orghard 53% The EnglishThe English11170The DutchThe Dutch19650The FrenchThe French2139The SpanishThe Spanish3509geographic discoveries riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.