Tim Markwell, a university student from Wellington, was the second contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in New Zealand and its first money winner, appearing in the first episode on September 9, 2008. He walked away with NZ$8,000.


$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
R & B is the abbreviation for the style of music called rhythm and what?
• A: Browns • B: Blues
• C: Blacks • D: Beige

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In 2007, New Zealand's Parliament outlawed what, originating from within New Zealand?
• A: Spam messages • B: Fake palm trees
• C: Shell necklaces • D: Sheep jokes

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Sometimes called the Millennium Wheel is the London what?
• A: Ear • B: Eye
• C: Mouth • D: Nose

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Warrior princess Xena first appeared on TV in a series about which mythological figure?
• A: Apollo • B: Poseidon
• C: Hercules • D: Demis Roussos

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which kind of coffee can be made without milk?
• A: Cappuccino • B: Espresso
• C: Latte • D: Macchiato

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Arguably America's most prestigious newspaper is 'The New York' what?
• A: Globe • B: Telegraph
• C: Times • D: Mirror

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The Black Ferns represent New Zealand in what sport?
• A: Men's Basketball • B: Men's Hockey
• C: Women's Cricket • D: Women's Rugby Union

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the spacecraft that landed on Mars in May 2008?
'Ask the Audience' and 'Phone-a-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Phoenix • B: Inca
• C: Eagle • D: Condor
Ask the Audience Results: A: 55% • B: 11% • C: 13% • D: 21%

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
How many individuals held the office of New Zealand Prime Minister in the 1980s?
50:50' lifeline used
• A: Two • B: Three
• C: Four • D: Five
Tim doesn't know, so he used the last lifeline '50:50', and after that Tim walked away. The correct answer was B: Three.
Preceded by
Courtney Washington
NZ Contestant (Series 1)
Tim Markwell
Succeeded by
Dani Wilson

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