New Zealand’s daily newspaper The Nashu Times has released a number of trivia and trivia pieces that it hopes to launch in 2019, with the goal of helping students in New Zealand get the most out of the upcoming Summer Trips.
The newspaper published a selection of questions and answers from the contest earlier this week, with The Times’ founder Andrew Garlick saying the questions and entries would help students “get a grasp of the basics” of the Summer Trivial Pursuit and also help the paper “find out how we’re going to be able to attract more readers, and readers who want to know about our local history”.
As The Times points out, the answer to this question was a resounding “yes”.
The answer was not particularly interesting, as the newspaper explains that its goal is to help students get “a grasp of what is in front of their eyes”.
In the answer section, students are asked to describe what they saw at a local event and what they think about it.
The question is asked in three parts: “Did you see the fireworks?”, “Did anyone in your family or friends come?”, and “Who did you talk to?”
As the newspaper points out in its answer, the question asks students to think about what “local” means in New Zeland and how the newspaper “can help us understand it better”.
The paper also suggests students consider the “local history” of their local area.
The Nashubas answer to the quiz was a rather good one, with a number being selected that reflected “what you probably already knew” but was “not really as good as we’d like”.
The newspaper says it would also like to see students “explain to [themselves] how they can understand New Zealand more effectively”.
It is clear that The Times is aware of the challenges it faces in recruiting readers from overseas, as it has been “releasing limited copies of our New Zealand news online”.
The Times has also been criticised for its lack of local coverage of recent earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean.
Despite the challenges faced, The Times hopes to have its Summer TriPS contests running for at least two more years.