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Question 1: The ________ opened the railway line to Porirua in 1885, linking the city with Wellington.
Wellington and Manawatu Railway CompanyParaparaumu LineNorth Island Main Trunk RailwayWellington–Manawatu Line

Question 2: Porirua is a city in the Wellington Region of ________, immediately north of the city of Wellington, with their central business districts 20 km apart.
New ZealandNauruUnited KingdomAustralia

Question 3: Pukerua Bay - where film-maker ________ grew up
Peter JacksonAcademy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)Academy Award for Best PictureThe Hobbit (2011 film)

Question 4: State Highway 1 passes north-south through the middle of the city, linking Porirua southwards to ________ and northwards to the Kapiti Coast and the bulk of the North Island.
ChristchurchWellingtonDunedinAuckland

Question 5: Porirua is largely formed around the arms of the Porirua Harbour and the coastline facing out to Cook Strait and the north-eastern parts of the ________.
South IslandChristchurchDunedinNew Zealand

Question 6: Titahi Bay - where pro golfer ________ grew up
Ángel CabreraErnie ElsMichael CampbellRetief Goosen

Question 7: Porirua is the northern terminus of the Johnsonville-Porirua ________ (opened progressively from 1950), which forms part of State Highway 1.
RoadHigh-quality dual carriagewayMotorwayFreeway

Question 8: Porirua is home to Northern United RFC and Paremata-Plimmerton RFC, two clubs playing in the ________ club rugby competition.
North Harbour Rugby UnionHurricanes (Super rugby franchise)Wellington in the 2009 Air New Zealand CupWellington Rugby Football Union

Question 9: Watersports, fishing and other boating activities are popular in the area, well served by a large marina in Mana and Sea Scouts, yachting, power-boating, rowing, and ________ clubs.
Grass skiingItalyWaterskiingSkwal

Question 10: [6] Porirua City Council won a ________ for this project from the Cycling Advocates' Network in 2003.
NZ Cycling ConferenceCycle Friendly AwardsNew ZealandChristchurch







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