Gidday! Welcome to the March photo quiz!

Things to see and do:
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1. Free music in the parks
2. Pacific Island dancing
3. Pacific Island religious dance
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4. Bulls on parade for prizes
5. Alpaca on show
6. Ponies on parade for prizes


Photos 1-6 are popular festivals:
Pasifika in Auckland (1-3) and A and P shows (4-6)

You can see many different Pacific Island people sharing their culture at Pasifika Festival in Auckland. Music, dancing, religious customs, craft and food are all part of this weekend festival.

A and P Shows are fun too and you will see lots of farming competions with bulls, unusual animals like alpaca and ponies, woodchopping and much more! The most famous A and P Shows are Mystery Creek, Kumeu and the Easter Show.

Here is the link to the photos from the A&P Show Kumeu March 14 2015

7. Mushrooms
8. Black (dark purple) and green grapes
9. Passion fruit
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10. Blackberries
11. Easter eggs
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Photos 7-11 are food in season now:
Mushrooms, grapes, passionfruit, blackberries,and Easter eggs!

Mushrooms are cheap now but be careful if you pick them in the countryside as some are poisonous! Grapes are yummy too! Passionfruit are delicious with icecream, yoghurt or fresh but you only eat the inside seeds! You can buy blackberries but they are often wild by the side of the road. Chocolate Easter eggs are a traditional food here and other 'spring' shapes like bunnies, birds and nests as well. Shops sell them early even though Easter is in April!!

12. A toadstool
13. Introduced tree with leaves changing colour
14. A typical sunset
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Photos 12-14 are things you can see around you in the environment:
Toadstools are poisonous mushrooms so don't eat them! You can see the leaves on introduced trees (the photo is of a Japanese Maple tree) starting to change colour now from green to orange then red. Sunsets are beautiful with spectacular colours in March and April.

March Quiz
Things to see and do in March quiz.
Try not to look back and read the text or look at the photos before you answer.
1. At shows you can see
a) Bulls.
b) People singing.
c) Dancing or watching dancing.
d) All of the above.

2. A and P shows
a) are only for farming people.
b) have got unusual and traditional farm animals eg sheep and cattle.
c) don't have any competitions.
d) are every weekend in New Zealand.

3. Passionfruit and blackberries are stonefruit ie they only have one large seed.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given

4. Mushrooms and toadstools are edible.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given

5. Sunsets are dull and lacking in colour in March.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given