Questions & Answers

Alexa can get you answers - fast.

Questions & Answers

Need facts fast? Just ask Alexa...

Alexa is pretty cluey about everything from your local area and calculations to spelling and conversions.

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Local Search

After a beer? Need a pharmacist? Fancy a takeaway? Offering a list of local options, Alexa will help you find what you need, when you need it.

“Alexa, what’s the nearest pub near me?”
“Alexa, where’s the nearest pharmacist?“

”Alexa, what takeaways are nearby?“
”Alexa, where’s the nearest train station?“
”Alexa, find a top-rated restaurant“
”Alexa, is the post office open?“
”Alexa, recommend a nearby Thai restaurant?“

Local search


Alexa is something of a number boffin when it comes to working out everything from multiplication and subtraction to square roots and percentages. Put Alexa’s numeracy skills to the test.

“Alexa, what is the square root of 150?”
“Alexa, what is the value of Pi to 20 decimal places?”
“Alexa, what is a 1/4 as a decimal?"
”Alexa, what is 2020 minus 375?"
“Alexa, what is 127 multiplied by 157?”
"Alexa, what is 3/4 as a percentage?”


Convert currencies, measurements and time zones with Alexa.

“Alexa, what time is it in Auckland?”
“Alexa, how many grams in an ounce?”
“Alexa, how many kilos in a pound?”
“Alexa, what’s AU$100 in euros?”
“Alexa, how many litres in a pint?”



With Alexa by your side, you'll have the help you need to spell the trickiest of words. Yes, even definitely.

“Alexa, how do I spell definitely?”
“Alexa, how do I spell government?”
“Alexa, how do I spell conscientious?”
“Alexa, what’s the longest word in the world?”
“Alexa, what’s the shortest word?”


Spare your blushes and don’t be stumped on how to order a coffee in another language. Alexa has the language skills to translate words and short phrases from English into a number of supported languages, including Japanese, French and Spanish, to name but a few.

“Alexa, what languages do you know?”
“Alexa, how do you say ‘good morning’ in Japanese?”
“Alexa what’s the word for ‘aeroplane’ in Danish?”
“Alexa, how do I say ‘I love you’ in French’?”
“Alexa, how do you say ‘thank you’ in Spanish?”
“Alexa, what’s the word for ‘house’ in Italian?”

General Knowledge

General Knowledge

Whether you're feeling curious or just want to impress your mates with a random factoid, ask Alexa a general knowledge question.

“Alexa, what’s the longest place name?”
“Alexa, what’s the distance between Sydney and Brisbane?”
“Alexa, what’s the tallest mountain in New Zealand?”
“Alexa, what’s the largest mammal on the planet?”
“Alexa, how tall is Mount Everest?"
"Alexa, when is sunset?"

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