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Impressive results in NZ Music Month quiz

Impressive results in NZ Music Month quiz

The results are in, and Trevor Mallard (Labour) and Pita Paraone (NZ First) have won Judith Tizard’s 2003 New Zealand Music Month quiz.

Mr Mallard and Mr Paraone both scored 100% in the 20-Question quiz, while Rod Donald (Green) and Brian Donnelly (NZ First) tied for second equal with 19 ½ out of 20.

“I was impressed that none of the MPs scored less than 15 ½ out of 20,” said Judith Tizard. “The improvement in the standard of replies to the NZ Music Month Quiz 2003 shows an increased awareness among MPs of New Zealand music.

“I’m delighted that MPs took the time to get to know their New Zealand music. I congratulate all who entered and I hope they enjoyed finding out more about the wonderful music that surrounds us.”

The results:

1st Equal – Trevor Mallard and Pita Paraone (20 points). They win a Kiwi Gold Disc box-set, NZ Music Month T-shirt and key ring each. 2nd Equal – Rod Donald and Brian Donnelly (19 ½ points). They win a NZ Music Month T-shirt and keyring each. 3rd Equal – Peter Dunne, Marian Hobbs, Mike Ward, Dail Jones, Jim Peters, Gerry Brownlee (19 points). They win a NZ Music Month Kiwi Hit Disc each.

Judith Tizard also awarded a NZ Music Month Kiwi Hit Disc to the New Zealand First Caucus for best group effort, and awarded Minister of Agriculture, Trade Negotiations, Biosecurity, Forestry and Rural Affairs, Jim Sutton, a NZ Music Month key ring and Kiwi Hit Disc for most improved participant. Quiz answers are attached below and available on http://

For regular updates on NZ Music Month activities, visit http:// Also visit the websites of NZ On Air (http:// and NZ Music Industry Commission (http://

Judith Tizard’s NZ Music Month Quiz 2003 - Answers

1. Joe Lonie, who has directed more than 35 music videos for bands including Goodshirt and Supergroove, was also the bass player in which chart-topping New Zealand group?


2. Name the New Zealander who heads MTV Europe and came home recently to attend the Resonate 2003 seminar organised by the British Council, Mai FM and the New Zealand Music Industry Commission. Brent Hansen

3. Which esteemed television music journalist, posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2003 Tui New Zealand Music Awards, directed the video for Steriogram’s single Soccer Star?

Dylan Taite

4. Danny Leaosavai’i (Brotha D) and Andy Murnane (YDNA) run a South Auckland hip hop, clothing and merchandise business and community trust that is named after a 1976 series of early morning events concerning Pacific Islands immigrants. What is the name of their company?

Dawn Raid Entertainment

5. Which New Zealand composer has an alter-ego called Lilith Lacroix?

Gareth Farr

6. “You hit him he cry out” is the name of an album that won the 1998 New Zealand Music Awards classical award for pianist Dan Poynton. ‘You hit him he cry out’ is also the pidgin expression for which musical instrument?


7. Each year, the distinctive New Zealand Music Month ‘target’ logo is released under a different colour. List, in order, the “colour” of New Zealand Music Month 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Red, Yellow, Blue

8. The True Colours Music Festival, which is a special New Zealand Music Month event featuring Salmonella Dub, Blindspott, P-Money, Blam Blam Blam, betchadupa, The Chills, The Waves and many more acts, takes its name from a 1980 album by which New Zealand band?

Split Enz

9. This band’s self-titled debut album entered the New Zealand charts at No.1, and according to the cover of the UK music bible NME, they are “the heroes of the new rock revolution”. Name the band.

The Datsuns

10. Frankie had a song in the New Zealand singles charts in the first week of June 1970. Exactly one decade later, in June 1980, his little brother Jon achieved the same success. What is their surname? Stevens

11. Comedian, playwright, actor and broadcaster Oscar Kightley takes part in audio skits on the debut album of which Auckland hip hop/urban group?

Nesian Mystik (Album - Polysaturated)

12. During New Zealand Music Month an album of orchestral works, recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, will be launched by Atoll Records. The composer of these works is also the CEO of a Government department. Who is this man and what department does he head?

Christopher Blake

13. Name a song that mentions a New Zealand location, town, street or landmark.

Songs included: Dominion Road, One Tree Hill, The Ballad of the Waitaki, Wellington, Weather With You, Mean to Me, Christchurch (In Cashel St I Wait), Pokarekare Ana

14. Name the award-winning producer of Bic Runga’s albums Drive and Beautiful Collision.

Bic Runga

15. This year, seven New Zealand bands and musicians, NZ Music Industry Commission and Trade New Zealand staff, and Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard attended the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, arguably the most important “artist and repertoire” market in the northern hemisphere. One member of the New Zealand delegation managed to see all of the New Zealand acts – who was it?

Judith Tizard

16. List three New Zealand bands whose names begin with “The”.

Answers included: The Datsuns, The D4, The Hasselhoff Experiment, The Chills, The Mutton Birds, The Bats, The Kingites, Th’Dudes, The Brunettes, The Stereo Bus, The Malchicks, The Rodger Fox Big Band, The Clean

17. Although this Dunedin-born bass baritone suffered a hole in the heart when he was born in 1976, he has gone on to great success in the world of opera. Who is he?

Jonathan Fa’afetai Lemalu

18. Name the John Hanlon song that won the 1973 RATA award for Single of the Year, but might have exacerbated a current crisis, had his advice been followed by politicians.

Damn the Dam

19. Musical brothers Ruia and Ranea Aperahana have released two albums of te reo Maori versions of which legendary reggae musician?

Bob Marley

20. The MP for Auckland Central question: The bands Pine and Fang are on an independent New Zealand record label named after which suburb in the Auckland Central Electorate?

Arch Hill Recordings

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