QUIZ: Water

Celebrate ‘Te Kātao a Matariki – the water stars of Matariki’, with our quiz based around all things watery!
In the 1830s, the shore whaling trade took off around the bays of Horomaka/Banks Peninsula. Where was the first whaling station and therefore, the first permanent Pākēhā settlement in Canterbury?
The Peacock Fountain was installed in the Botanic Gardens in 1911 and has attracted comments ever since. Why is it called the Peacock fountain?
Rhododendron Island, sitting in the Avon River / Ōtakaro between the Durham Street South and Montreal Street Bridges, marks the location of the city's first what?
The 1906 International Exhibition drew nearly 2 million visitors to Hagley Park to see what New Zealand had to offer, including sea life. On display were creatures called Bully, Lady Nelly and 'The Sneak'. What kind of creatures were they?
The Groynes is a park full of waterways, small lakes, fishing opportunities or a great place to walk the dogs. Who or what does the name Groynes refer to?
Ōruapaeroa/Travis Wetland is Christchurch’s last major piece of freshwater wetland. Which iwi has NOT used this area as a mahinga kai - a food and resource gathering area?
The first bridge to cross the Avon River / Ōtakaro on Worcester street was built in 1851. What was the bridge made from?
All our libraries have English and te reo Māori names. Where does the Māori name for Little River Library come from?
Waimōkihi and Ōpāwaho are two names for which body of water?
Which species of freshwater fish was introduced to New Zealand by Europeans in the 19th century?
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