Welcome to the June photo quiz!

North Island Black Robin


Things to see and do
1. Transport on the Lake Rotorua shore
2. Lake Rotorua by launch to Mokoia Island.
3. Paddleboats on Lake Rotorua
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4. Hailstones
5. Kayaking on Puhoi River
6. Wet weather gear

In photo 1 is a restaurant in an old paddle steam boat and a helicopter for hire.
In photo 2 you can see Mokoia Island, which is a bird sanctuary in the background. In front are two volunteers. 35 North Island Black Robins were taken from here in May 2003 and successfully relocated to Auckland's 'Ark in the Park' bird sanctuary. They are breeding well.
Photo 3: Things to do for young people! Hire a paddleboat. It's hard work because there is no engine but a lot of fun.

Photo 4: I am pointing to an ice cube but there are large hailstones on the left. These came down in a shower of hailstones in June last year.

In photo 5 are two kayaks on the Puhoi River north of Auckland. This activity is popular with all ages. When you click on the photo you can see the end of the trip. You can hire the kayaks at Puhoi and everytime you go north from Auckland you will look down on the river from the motorway and remember your time on the river.

Photo 6 are gumboots and an umbrella. You need these in New Zealand in the winter.
Check your gumboots are waterproof and your umbrella is working!


1. A box of fresh vegetables.
2. Brussel sprouts
3. Pears
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Photos 1-3: Winter fruit and vegetables
The box of vegetables contains (from bottom left and going clockwise) brocolli, celery, onions, avocados, cauliflower, carrots and a cabbage.
Brussel sprouts are like small cabbages ! They are a strong taste and not everyone likes them.

There are three pears in the far right photo. The one underneath is the nashi or Asian pear. It has a different shape.

The June Quiz

Things to see and do in June quiz.
Try not to look back and read the text or look at the photos before you answer.
1. What kind of things can you see on Lake Rotorua?
a) Horses.
b) People swimming.
c) Different kinds of transport.
d) All of the above.

2. What are the people in photo 2 doing?
a) Talking to each other.
b) Taking photos.
c) Fishing.
d) Having a ride on a boat.

3. The celery is green.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given

4. Asian pears are the same shape as the two other pears.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given

5. Brussel sprouts are grown in summer.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given