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What is the largest lake in New Zealand?
Lake Taupo is a lake in the North Island of New Zealand. It is in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand.
Who is the goddess of fire from Maori mythology?
Mahuika is a Māori fire deity. Generally, Mahuika is female and wife of the god Auahitūroa. In some versions, she is the younger sister of Hine-nui-te-pō, goddess of death. It was from her that Māui obtained the secret of making fire.
On what basis was the Bob Semple tank built?
The Bob Semple tank was a tank designed by New Zealand Minister of Works Bob Semple during World War II. Originating out of the need to build military hardware from available materials, the tank was built from corrugated iron on a tractor base. Designed and built without formal plans or blueprints, it had numerous design flaws. Only 3 copies were created.
What dance does this team from New Zealand perform?
New Zealand sports teams' practice of performing a haka before their international matches has made the haka more widely known around the world. This tradition began with the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team tour and has been carried on by the New Zealand rugby union team ("All Blacks") since 1905.
What is the name of the smallest species of dolphin?
Pygmy killer whale
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin
Māui's dolphin or popoto (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) is the world's rarest and smallest known subspecies of dolphin. Māui's dolphins are only found off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.
Which clock run without human intervention since 1864?
The Beverly Clock is a clock situated in the 3rd floor lift foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The clock is still running despite never having been manually wound since its construction in 1864 by Arthur Beverly.
Which country does Stewart Island belong to?
United States of America
Stewart Island is the third-largest island of New Zealand. It lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Strait. Its permanent population is 381 people as of the 2013 census, most of whom live in the settlement of Oban on the eastern side of the island.
What is the longest river in New Zealand?
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.
What is this small parrot from New Zealand called?
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.
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