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Five questions about New Zealand – Quick Quiz

In one obvious respect, it’s almost as far removed from the UK as you could get. In others, it feels very similar – it’s a parliamentary democracy, it’s largely English-speaking, it has the same queen. Yet New Zealand has its own distinct character which places it out on its own in more than a geographical sense. How much do you know about these fascinating islands?

  1. Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand. What is it usually translated as?
  2. New Zealand was the first self-governing territory in the world to grant women the vote in parliamentary elections. In which year?
  3. One member of the Eighties pop trio Thompson Twins was a New Zealander. Was it Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie or Joe Leeway?
  4. New Zealand is famous for the almost complete absence of native mammals. How many species does it have?
  5. “Ka Mate” is the most famous haka performed by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. Who composed it?

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