I ran a quiz night at the CNI National Party conference in Rotorua last night. The local MPs wrote the questions, and there were a few interesting trivia ones in them which I thought I would share. The answers are written in white and are after the break, so you can highlight them to see the answers.
- The woman in Jack Marshall’s 1956 remodel of the NZ coat of arms is based on which movie star?
- Which politician is quoted as saying “I was in politics for a purpose – my very life was politics. I suppose this was because I was more manly than most women; that’s why I never married”
- What Parliamentary event failed to occur in October 1946?
- What event took place at the beginning of each Parliament between 1896 and the early 1960s?
- What was the first Bill passed by the first Parliament in Wellington in 1856?
- Who was the first Deputy Prime Minister of NZ?
- There have been 17 Deputy Prime Ministers. How many also became Prime Minister, and who?
- Who was the first MP from the CNI Region to become Prime Minister or Premier of NZ?
- How many power stations rely on the Waikato River?
- How many escalators are there in the Coromandel electorate?
- Who served longest as Prime Minister of New Zealand? Jack Marshall, Norman Kirk, Bill Rowling, Geoffrey Palmer or Jenny Shipley?
- How many electorate contests has Sue Moroney MP lost to National candidates in New Zealand’s General Elections?
See how many you know, before looking at the answersNZ Politics
The Dom Post looks at the year ahead with, such as:hat they see as the challenges for each party.
- Put further distance between it and its former MP Brendan Horan, who looks set to ride out the scandal surrounding money from his dying mother’s estate.
- Reposition itself as a true cross-bench party by seeking opportunities to work with National as well as Labour.
- Do a better selling job of its gains in Government – including Whanau Ora and its advocacy on tobacco control.
- Patch up the tensions between co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples.
Use initiatives like Hone Harawira’s food in schools bill to broaden the party’s appeal beyond that of a Maori Party.
Cement the Mana Party’s place as a natural partner to Labour and the Green Party in government.
Yep, I like the idea of the natural partner for Labour and Greens being Mana.
They also look at some unfinished business:
The auditor-general’s investigation into Labour MP Shane Jones over a visa granted to a former Chinese national: David Shearer’s likely promotion of Mr Jones back to his front bench suggests he is not expecting any fallout.
Novopay: Fourth-ranked Cabinet minister Steven Joyce has been put in charge of fixing the shambolic school-pay system.
David Bain compensation: It was back to the drawing board after Justice Minister Judith Collins threw out a report suggesting Mr Bain was innocent of murdering his family and deserved compensation.
Constitutional review: Launched at the instigation of the Maori Party, it has disappeared without trace – and could be overshadowed by a parallel Maori-led review.
I must have missed this parallel Maori-led review?Tags: NZ Politics