10 most difficult New Zealand riddlesNew Zealand 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 the Caribbean
in Sri Lanka
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.
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 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 producers of wool are New Zealand, China and the United States (mostly in Texas and New Mexico).
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.
This is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Where is it?
in South Africa
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.
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.
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.
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.