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Impressive results in NZ Music Month quiz

Thursday, 20 May 2004 Media Statement

Impressive results in NZ Music Month quiz

The results are in, and Marian Hobbs (Labour) and Jim Peters (NZ First) have won Judith Tizard’s 2004 New Zealand Music Month quiz.

Ms Hobbs and Mr Peters both scored 19 ½ out of the 20-question quiz, while 90% of MPs who answered scored above 17.

“All MPs this year admitted to seeking help from staff or family and friends, but whether they already knew the answers, asked around or did the research, I am delighted my colleagues took such an interest in wanting to get the answers right.”

“The point of the exercise what to get people thinking about the great range of music on offer in this country during New Zealand Music Month. The results show a greater awareness this year than last, and that means the New Zealand Music Commission is doing their job promoting New Zealand music.”

“I congratulate all who entered and I hope they enjoyed finding out more about the wonderful New Zealand music that surrounds us.”

“I thank all the members of the public who also contacted my office for a copy of the NZ Music Month Quiz”. Judith Tizard said.

The results:

1st Equal – Marian Hobbs and Jim Peters (19 ½ points). 2nd - Judy Turner (18 ¾ points) 3rd Equal – Trevor Mallard and Pita Paraone (18 ½ points)

Quiz answers are attached below and available on

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

1. Where does hip hop artist Scribe come from? Christchurch – his album is called The Crusader in homage to his home town

2. Name the current multi platinum artist who is the daughter of a famous ex-All Black? Brooke Fraser – daughter of Bernie Fraser

3. What is the percentage target of the voluntary Music Performance Code adopted by the Radio Broadcasters Association and what percentage of New Zealand content was reached in December 2003? 20% by the end of 2006 and 19.43% in December 2003

4. What was the name of the NZSO¹s concert that launched NZ Music Month? Made in New Zealand

5. Graeme Braizer has released a new album “East of Eden” on Wildside Records. What was the name of his old band? Hello Sailor

6. What is the name and frequency of your nearest b.Net station? 95bFM in Auckland The Generator in Hamilton The Most FM in New Plymouth Active 89FM in Wellington 98-rdu in Christchurch Radio One in Dunedin

7. Hayley Westenra’s album “Pure” has sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide. What is the first track on the album? Pokarekare Ana

8. What is the name of the Waikato town that The Datsuns call home? Cambrigde – but they have also lived in Hamilton

9. Who is the Wellington musician that plays in both Trinity Roots and Fat Freddys Drop? Warren Maxwell

10. Name the Oscar winners who have been in New Zealand bands? Fran Walsh, Russell Crowe

11. A NZ artist recently won the grand prize at the International Songwriting Competition (ISC), beating over 11,000 other entries from 60 countries. Who was it? Moana Manipoto with her song ‘Moko’

12. The lead singer of which NZ band stared as a bogan in Greg Page’s debut feature film “The Locals”? Dave Gibson from Elemeno P

13. Name the Wanganui band who have been included on the influential MusicWeek UK “Best of SXSW” CD sampler after playing two prominent showcases at the SXSW conference in Texas? The Have

14. Which NZ group in 1977 named an album after a medical condition – (an irregular heartbeat)? Splitz Enz

15. Which NZ composer has been awarded the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, celebrating outstanding composition more than once? Gillian Karawe Whitehead (who has won 3 times)

16. Since NZ Music Month last year, there have been six albums by New Zealanders that have reached Number One on the charts. Name four of them – Scribe – The Crusader Bic Runga – Beautiful Collision Elemeno P – Love and Disrepect Hayley Westenra – Pure Brooke Fraser – What to Do With Daylight Salmonella Dub – One Drop East

17. How many of the artists above have received support from NZ On Air? All of them

18. The Play It Strange Trust has recently been established to encourage young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in music. They are the organisers of a 24 hour New Zealand Music event kicking off on 29th May ­ what is the name of the event? And who set up the Trust? National Anthem & Mike Chunn

19. The NZ Music Industry Commission have just completed a project to have a recent NZ music documentary series screened in 2003 available in every secondary school. What is the name of the documentary series? Give It a Whirl

MP for Auckland Central Question: 20. Name the Dave Dobbyn album which names an inner city Auckland bridge? Hopetown


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