Pub quiz is a thing here, and being American definitely helps… there are plenty of pop culture and current events type questions that are more obscure for a Kiwi than for us. My work team has a hard time getting enough people together, but last week we had a good turnout thanks to a couple of spouses and an ex-employee. We managed to come second, leading right up until the last round when another team nailed 12 out of 12 Māori place names. Sheesh.
The whole phenomenon of NZ pub quiz got a big boost a few years ago thanks to a locally produced TV show called Nothing Trivial, a sort of Friends / Thirtysomething all set around a pub quiz team. We have binged our way through all three seasons, and were really sad to watch the final episode last night.