Kiwi kids news - Week 7
1. A trust has been launched to oversea an important New Zealand anniversary in 2019. What will New Zealand be celebrating?
a. 150 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ
b. 250 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ
c. 350 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ
2. Who did Brazil play in their opening game of the World Cup?
• a. England
• b. Chile
• c. Croatia
3. What caused the Auckland Harbour bridge to be temporarily closed last week?
• a. high winds affecting traffic
• b. repair work
• c. road workers protesting against a wage decrease
4. At which venue is the national Fieldays agricultural show held each year?
• a. Claudelands Showgrounds
• b. Mystery Creek
• c. the Hamilton Rose Gardens
5. In which country was the main airport attacked by terrorists?
• a. India
• b. Pakistan
• c. Egypt
6. Why has Dan Carter been in the news recently?
• a. he is returning to NZ rugby
• b. he has announced he will be playing for a rugby club in Japan this season
• c. he is planning to switch the position he plays in
7. Why has the head boy at Marlborough Boys College been hailed as a hero?
•a. he dragged a women from a burning house
•b. he has donated a kidney to a fellow student
•c. he helped rescue a girl who was being swept down a swollen river
8. What is the main language spoken on the island of Santorini?
9. What is the name of New Zealand’s base in Antarctica that is getting a $3.9 million refurbishment?
• a. Hillary Base
• b. Scott Base
• c. Kiwi Base
10.True or false, after being found guilty of filing a false donations declaration John Banks has resigned as an MP? True
11.Why has Wellington’s version of the “Hollywood” sign been given a revamp?
• a. it was damaged in high winds
• b. it has been painted a different colour after motorists complained it was too distracting
• c. the W has been changed to a V to promote a new movie
12.How much money is Kim Dotcom offering as a reward for anyone who can provide information that will help his court case?
• a. $500,000 b. $5 million c. $10 million
13.True or false, Christchurch has announced it will no longer fund the Ellerslie Flower Show? True
14.Why was the Solomon Islands in the news last week?
•a. an outbreak of diarrhoea is creating a health crisis
•b. rioting has broken out at their only prison
•c. John Key has visited and committed an extra $2 million in emergency funding
15.What type of transport is going to be removed from the Wellington streets following a decision by the city council?
• a. skateboards
• b. trolley buses
• c. mobility scooters