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Kiwi Quiz answers

We’ve bolded our answers to the multi choice questions below…

1/ Which month was the big snowstorm of 1992 that affected Canterbury?

A May

B June

C July

D August

2/ What’s the highest recorded temperature in the North Island?

A 34

B 36

C 38

D 40

3/ In what month did the ferry Wahine sink in 1968?

A March

B January

C April

D December

4/ New Zealand’s hottest ever temperature was recorded in 1973 but where?

A Culverden

B Rangiora

C Jordan

D Alexandra

5/ Which New Zealand city has the most snow on average?

A Christchurch

B Timaru

C Dunedin

D Invercargill

6/ What month this year did New Zealand’s most widespread snow event fall across the country

A April

B June

C July

D August

7/ A gust of 250kph has been recorded in New Zealand. Name the location.

A Wanaka

B Queenstown

C Mt John Observatory

D Mount Hutt

8/ The longest dry spell over a 12 month period recordedwas 167mm. Name the township that endured the dought.

A Gisborne

B Nelson

C Clyde

D Alexandra

9/ The most sunshine hours in New Zealand is often cause for debate but which centre traditionally has the most sunshine?

A Nelson

B Blenheim

C Whakatane

D Tauranga

10/ Which centre has the most frosts annually?

A Hamilton

B Palmerston North

C Timaru

D Invercargill


Guest on 9/10/2011 3:16am

“5/ Which New Zealand city has the most snow on average?

A Christchurch

B Timaru

C Dunedin

D Invercargill”

Are you comparing sites at the same altitude?? as you are probably aware parts of dunedin rise to 250-300m asl and receive quite regular snow. Snow in Central Dunedin is much less common infact in many years snow doesnt even fall in suburbs below 100m.

RW on 9/10/2011 1:56am

Re sunshine, there is no convincing evidence to separate Nelson and Blenheim (or Motueka for that matter). For the years of common records for Nelson and Blenheim (1930-present) Blenheim has a tiny lead overall. Both places have had changes of site and/or changes of exposure at a site, which makes assessment even more difficult.

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