1. Who coached the Crusaders to their Super Rugby win over the Lions?
2. Which New Zealander won gold in the shotput at the athletics World Championships in August?
3. Who wrote the 1962 book Silent Spring, which became a major catalyst for the environmental movement?
4. The terms CT scan and MRI scan are familiar – what do the letters stand for?
5. English singer Ed Sheeran has dabbled in acting, with spots in Australian soap Home and Away in 2015 and Game of Thrones in 2017. But in which show did he make his acting debut?
6. What would you do in a whare poti? 7. Who is the current MP for Napier?
8. The motto of the Apollo moon missions was the Latin Ad astra per aspera. What is its English translation?
9. Who is the only driver to have won the Le Mans motor racing classic nine times?
10. Who ushered the world into the modern era by singlehandedly inventing the World Wide Web in 1989?
11. Which poison favoured by murderers can smell of bitter almonds?
12. Who said, “I worry about ridiculous things, you know. How does a guy who drives a snowplough get to work in the morning? That can keep me awake for days.”?
1. Scott Robertson. 2. Tom Walsh. 3. American biologist and ecologist Rachel Carson (1907-64). 4. CT is computed tomography: threedimensional scans that can be seen from any angle; MRI is magnetic resonance imaging. 5. He had a cameo role in New Zealand’s Shortland Street in 2014. 6. Cast your vote in an election. It’s Maori for voting booth. 7. Labour man Stuart Nash. 8. “To the stars the hard way.” 9. Danish driver Tom Kristensen, who earned himself the nickname “Mr Le Mans” with his record-breaking nine wins between 1997 and 2013. He has now retired from motorsport. 10. English computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-lee. He has received numerous honours and awards for his ground-breaking inventions. 11. Cyanide. 12. Billy Connolly.