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MP gets 100% in NZ Music Month Quiz

25 May 2006

MP gets 100% in NZ Music Month Quiz

MPs receiving their prizes from Judith Tizard (centre) are from left Doug Woolerton, Mark Burton, Judith Collins and Philip Van Dyk representing Luamanuvao Winnie Laban.


"New Zealand music is thriving in Parliament judging by the results of this year's Music Month Quiz for MPs," says the unofficial 'Minister for New Zealand Music' Judith Tizard.

This year Luamanuvao Winnie Laban is the clear winner, scoring 100% in Judith Tizard's annual music month quiz. She was closely followed by Mark Burton and Doug Woolerton who tied for second, then Pita Paraone 3rd and Steve Chadwick 4th. Dianne Yates gets a special mention for completing the quiz without assistance and Judith Collins was most improved.

"I am again absolutely delighted with the results of the quiz," says Judith Tizard.

"The aim of the quiz is to get MPs aware of New Zealand music and the exciting role it's playing both here at home, on tv, radio and in our films - as well as overseas. So it doesn't matter if they got some help with their research."

"And the intense rivalry between MPs and their offices to win just adds to it!"

NZ music is now accounts for over 20% of airplay. And during music month last year over 28% of all music sold domestically was New Zealand music.

"New Zealand music has well and truly arrived. Creative industries like music are a vital plank in growing an innovative New Zealand and they are also a high growth sector in our economy".

"I congratulate all who entered and I hope they enjoyed finding out more about the wonderful New Zealand music that surrounds us," Judith Tizard said.

Answers as follows:

Q1. Where was NZ's first big rock festival held? A Ngaruawahia

2. Name a NZ band that played to the troops in Vietnam? A Includes: Maori Volcanics

Q3. Name 1 hit song from each of the 2 current NZ hit movies, Sione's Wedding and No. 2? A Siones's wedding: - I do believe – Tha Feelstyle - Let's stay together – Adeaz No. 2: - Bathe in the river – Mt Raskill Preservation Society featuring Hollie Smith; Q4. How many weeks was the debut album by Fat Freddys Drop, 'Based on a True Story' number 1 on the NZ charts? A 10 weeks (11 weeks also accepted)

Q5. Name 4 members of Bic Runga's band for the album 'Birds'. A Anika Moa, Neil Finn, Shayne Carter, Tim Arnold, Anna Coddington, Ricki Gooch, Conrad Standish, "Boxcar Benny" Maitland Q6. Name the 1970 hit by The Fourmyula named after a Horowhenua town? A Otaki Q7. Which NZ song plagiarised a children's book by Margaret Mahy? A Dance around the world – Blerta

Q8. Which of the following bands has fewer than 4 members? § 4Eulogi § The D4 § 4 Corners § Fourth Member A Fourth Member; 4 Corners

Q9. What was the level of NZ music played on the radio in the 2005 calendar year? A 20.77%

Q10. Recently a 'Wedding' has been celebrated in a nationwide tour. Which Kiwi composer, possibly himself unlikely to wed, composed the music? A Gareth Farr Q11. Four of the top 5 most played songs on NZ radio in 2005 were NZ songs. Name 2? (Or 3 or all 4)! A The Other Side - Breaks Co-Op Stand Up- the feelers The Fear - the feelers Welcome Home - Dave Dobbyn. Q12. Apart from The Brunettes, name another NZ artist released through American label Sub Pop? A Dimmer Flight of the Conchords (yet to be released) Q13. Which city is burning according to Die!Die!Die!? A Auckland Q14. Name a member of the Windy City Strugglers? A Nick Bollinger, Bill Lake, Rick Bryant, Ross Burge, Andrew Delahunty, Geoff Rashbrooke, Richard Caigou, Steve Cournane, Arthur Baysting

Q15. Which of the following NZ artists didn't move to Australia in the 1980s? The Narcs Mockers Sharon O'Neil Jenny Morris Dave Dobbyn Jon Stevens A The Mockers Q16. Which of the following Wellington bands didn't move to Australia? Batrider Shihad Cassette Fur Patrol HLAH (Head Like a a hole) Weta A HLAH

Q17. Name 3 Maori artists whose group name involves water? A Includes: Wai, Oceania, Moana

Q18. A recently published biography about one of NZ's most influential composers was written by another composer. Who wrote about who? Douglas Lilburn, his life and work by Phillip Norman

Q19. In 1985 which street did Jordan Luck wait in? A Cashel St

Q20. Rosita Vai won it, but who came 2nd in NZ Idol in 2005? A Nik Carlson

Q21. A piano trio, a choir and a chamber duo have recently released CDs which feature music solely from Kiwi composers. Name one of the groups and their album? A The New Zealand Trio – Spark Tower Voices New Zealand – Spirit of the land Bridget Douglas & Rachel Thomson - Taurangi Q22. Name the NZ artist who has the highest UK chart placing in the last 5 years? A Hayley Westenra Supplementary Question for a bonus point: Q23. What was the only overseas song to make the top 5 most played song on NZ radio in 2005? A Sunday morning – Maroon 5 MP for Auckland Central's question: Q24. Chris Knox, a well known Auckland Central resident has just formed a new band – name it and another of his earlier bands? A Chris Knox and the Nothing either: The Tall Dwarfs, The Enemy, Toy Love.


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