New Zealand questions This is a list of recently added questions about New Zealand. Play New Zealand quiz and see all the questions. 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: Ninjaivery hard 37% Tekapo RiverTekapo River4Waikato RiverWaikato River12Mataura RiverMataura River5Waitaki RiverWaitaki River11rivers 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: Ninjaivery hard 37% red-crowned rosellared-crowned rosella120red-crowned parakeetred-crowned parakeet196rosy-faced lovebirdrosy-faced lovebird136red-fronted parrotred-fronted parrot71parrots 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: Tschuka very hard 33% WekaWeka48PongaPonga82WetaWeta79LatiaLatia26insects 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: Tschuka very hard 39% New ZealandNew Zealand244AustraliAustrali71ChinaChina233IndiaIndia40fruits 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 Sea11379Arafura SeaArafura Sea1951Timor SeaTimor Sea1423Celebes SeaCelebes Sea1452Australia 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 75% AucklandAuckland1142WellingtonWellington7007CanberraCanberra904HobartHobart173Australia 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 States433New ZealandNew Zealand4028AustraliaAustralia3809ArgentinaArgentina844animals 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 46% SydneySydney2756PretoriaPretoria2278WellingtonWellington8043Santiago de ChileSantiago de Chile4080capitals riddles » Who discovered New Zealand?Dutchmen. 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% EnglishmenEnglishmen10676DutchmenDutchmen18232FrenchmenFrenchmen2045SpaniardsSpaniards3332geographic discoveries riddles » What is the capital of New Zealand?Wellington. In 1865, Wellington became the capital city of New Zealand, replacing much more populous Auckland at the northern extremity of the North Island, due to fears that the then gold-rich South Island would decide to become a separate colony. Wellington is located at the southern tip of the North Island, immediately across the Cook Strait from the South Island. Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 76% AucklandAuckland3598WellingtonWellington17738HamiltonHamilton1428HobartHobart495Oceania riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.