10 most difficult New Zealand riddles A list of New Zealand related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Animals quiz The Boyd Massacre occurred in 1809, when natives killed and ate between 66 and 70 crew members of the ship Boyd. Where did it happen?In New Zealand. The attack on the ship was a revenge for the whipping of a young Māori chief by the crew. According to Māori norms, this warranted a violent retribution. Cannibalism was already a regular practice in Māori wars. News of the events stopped shipping visits to to the country over the next few years.very hard 27% in the Caribbeanin the Caribbean34%in Sri Lankain Sri Lanka16%in New Zealandin New Zealand27%in Javain Java21%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4158 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail 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.very hard 33% WekaWeka22%PongaPonga32%WetaWeta33%LatiaLatia10%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 291 answers in 2 languages »insects 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.very hard 37% Tekapo RiverTekapo River16%Waikato RiverWaikato River37%Mataura RiverMataura River18%Waitaki RiverWaitaki River27%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 93 answers in 2 languages »rivers 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.very hard 39% New ZealandNew Zealand41%AustraliAustrali11%ChinaChina39%IndiaIndia7%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 728 answers in 3 languages »fruits 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.very hard 39% red-crowned rosellared-crowned rosella22%red-crowned parakeetred-crowned parakeet39%rosy-faced lovebirdrosy-faced lovebird24%red-fronted parrotred-fronted parrot13%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 594 answers in 2 languages »parrots 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).hard 41% United StatesUnited States4%New ZealandNew Zealand44%AustraliaAustralia41%ArgentinaArgentina9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9230 answers in 3 languages »animals of Australia riddles » This is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Where is it?In New Zealand. The Sky Tower in Auckland (pictured) is 328 meters or 1,076 ft tall. It has become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline.hard 44% in Brazilin Brazil12%in South Africain South Africa21%in Indonesiain Indonesia21%in New Zealandin New Zealand44%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10297 answers in 2 languages »towers 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.hard 46% SydneySydney16%PretoriaPretoria13%WellingtonWellington46%Santiago de ChileSantiago de Chile23%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17398 answers in 3 languages »capitals 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).hard 53% The EnglishThe English31%The DutchThe Dutch53%The FrenchThe French5%The SpanishThe Spanish9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 34794 answers in 3 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » Where do the world's biggest parrots live?In New Zealand. The Kakapo is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot. Though the Kakapo cannot fly, it is an excellent climber, ascending to the crowns of the tallest trees. Only about 100 living individuals are known.hard 56% in Africain Africa8%in South Americain South America27%in Mexicoin Mexico7%in New Zealandin New Zealand56%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 17263 answers in 3 languages »birds riddles » Play animals quiz and see all the questions.