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Friday, 14 July 2017

Day 7 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)

)Bonus Activity: On your blog, post a video or write a description about your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?

To earn full points for this activity, you must talk about what you learned, what you liked and what you about your great kiwi road trip.


Day 7 Weekly Activity (Activity 2)

Activity 2: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.

On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favourite books!



I find drinking hot drinks relaxing so this is me relaxing and drinking a fine hot chocolate in a cold morning.

Day 7 Weekly Activity ( Activity 1)

Activity 1: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come. With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighborhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog.

I would talk to the families around my street and see if I can form some kind of group that helps to keep our nieghbourhood clean and to inspire other neighbourhoods to do the same. First we will have Monday,Wednesday and Friday as a day to collect rubish around our area and make our neighbourhood clean and rusbishless.



Thursday, 13 July 2017

Day 6 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)

Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.
Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺
At the end of your day at Te Papa, you head to your hotel in the centre of Wellington. You are staying on Cuba Street, one of the coolest streets in the city.
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My Opinion
First I think the third video the Haka is the best and then the first video and then the second one.


Day 6 Weekly Activity (Activity 2 )

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.

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1#. I would start with Te Papa's first Matariki ritual because it kinds of has a warm nice feeling. People around Aotearoa come together and share stories and remember those who died last year.

Image result for kaumata's haka2#. I would also choose the Kaumatua's Kapa haka because it's looks fun to learn and to do. The Kaumatua kapa haka is performed by elder Maori's around New Zealand, the haka is the last performance for Matariki.

Image result for matariki fire works3#.Lastly I chose the Matariki fireworks. I chose it because fireworks are always fun to watch. The Matariki fireworks represents are starting of the new year and celebrating the year that passed us.








Day 6 Weekly Activity (Activity 1 )

Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…



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It's a Welcoming place to be, but family and
friends are so far from me. To be in an unfamiliar, place makes me shy and scared which just makes me wanna stay in bed. I feel the wind blow as I am putting my toes in the wet sand, yet I still feel I'm in a strange land. Day after day I am starting to feel home and my level of happiness and rising above low.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Day 5 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity: You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!

On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not?

Image result for otago trailImage result for otago trailI would say, absolutely yes because it sounds like fun, it might be refreshing. I said yes because it's always great trying new things even though the trail is that long.

Day 5 Weekly Activity (Activity 1)

Activity 1: After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.
For this activity write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. Please be sure to include lots of details about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realise that you are all alone in the forest...

Please Click on my writing if it's too small to read.
-Regards Stanley

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Day 4 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity: Hector’s dolphins are a very special native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long and they are quite rare. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets and can’t escape. Some people have argued that fishermen shouldn’t be allowed to fish in Farewell Spit in order to protect the dolphins living there. What do you think? On your blog, tell us whether you think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned (stopped).


Farewell Spit

Image result for farewell spitI think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned because fishing there is killing innocent dolphins. Also, there are many other places to fish not just Farewell Spit. 

Day 4 Weekly Activity (Activity 2)

Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].


The Whale Rider 

I really think this movie is great so I rate it a 5.
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This movie is about a young Maori girl that had a dream to be a cheif, but apparently, her koro (grandpa) doesn't want her to be because when she was born, she had a twin that was a male but he didn't make it. Only males are allowed to ascend to chiefdom in a Maori tribe in New Zealand. This traditional custom is upset when the child selected to be the next chief dies at birth.

Day 4 Weekly Activity (Activity 1)


Activity 1 : Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.

Whales 

no captionThe people were loving and caring, to help the whales like that. I think we need more people like that in the world. What they did to save the whales shows the world what kind of people they are, loving and caring. 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Day 3 Weekly Activity (Activity 2)

Activity 2 : On your blog, tell us whether you agree that New Zealand should be predator free. In your opinion, is it right to kill all of the predators (eg. possums) or should we just leave them alone? On your blog tell us what you think and give us, at least, three reasons why you think this way.
Should New Zealand kill the Australian possums?

Image result for possumsI think we shouldn't because if we kill the possums their prey will populate. Instead, they should be collected and deported back to Australia. So I am against killing the possums.       

Day 3 Weekly Activity (Activity 1)


Activity 1: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research. Kea

Image result for keaThe Kea is a big type of parrot. They mainly live in the south of New Zealand.They are apart of the 10 types of parrots that live in New Zealand.The kea has olive green, black, brown and blue feathers. The Kea eats berries, leaves, and insects.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Day 2 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity: When you finish your interview with Laura, you decide to keep on interviewing people. For this activity, your task is to conduct a real interview with an actual member of your family. Please ask them to think about their five (5) favourite things to do in the out-of-doors. They can be things that they enjoy doing on land or in the water. Post the list of outdoor activities on your blog.

Interviewing My Cousin


1#. Riding her bike
2#. Swimming 

3#. Going for long
 walks on the beach

4#. Taking her dog out for a walk

5#. Going to the park   

Day 2 Weekly Activity ( Activity 2 )

Activity 2: As an island nation, New Zealand is completely surrounded by water. It is the perfect place for people who like to swim or to sail! While in Dargaville, recovering from your busy day of sightseeing, you notice a number sailboats going by. One of the boats is manned by a young German girl named Laura Dekker. At the age of fourteen she sailed around the world the entire world by herself. You can watch a short video clip about her adventures here: Laura Dekker sailing trip.   

Let’s imagine that you had the chance to interview Laura while in Dargaville. On your blog post five questions that you would ask her.
Interview 

1#. Are you scared during the night at sea?

Image result for laura dekker2#. Have you seen anything curious while at sea?

3#. Do you ever feel lonely or homesick while your at sea?

4#.  Did it feel weird that you spent nights over the ocean?

5#. Did you feel sick while at sea?

Day 2 Weekly Activity (Activity 1)

Activity 1: After a very busy day of sightseeing you and your group drive from Tane Mahuta to your hotel in Dargaville. When you arrive you decide to sit down and record your thoughts in your travel diary.
Before you start writing, take a minute to read more about Rangitoto island, Karekare beach and Tane Mahuta.  On your blog, tell us which of the three places you most enjoyed visiting and why.  
Karekare Beach
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I chose Karekare beach because the view of the sun setting was just beautiful. I also enjoyed feeling the wet sand with my feet. Karekare beach was just amazing.


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Day 1 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)


Bonus Activity: Now it’s time to start your tour! Curious Kiwi decides to start by taking you on a short tour through downtown Auckland. You stop at the Sky Tower, the tallest building in all of New Zealand. When you look up, you see a huge New Zealand flag on the top of the tower. This flag was created back in 1902. That makes the New Zealand flag 115 years old!

My Flag


White stands for long white cloud. Blue stands for the beautiful ocean that surrounds our country. The golden branches stand for how the All Blacks are our rugby champions.  Red stands for blood that the soldiers shared so that we could live.

Day 1 Weekly Activity (Activity 2)

Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch the Tourist video for Auckland to learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favorite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.  

Auckland                                
Image result for aucklandMy Favourite Places in Auckland:
1.Misson Bay
2.Piha
3.Sky Tower 
4.The Museum 
5.Kelly Tarlton's

Day 1 Weekly Activity - (Activity 1)


Activity 1:  Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website☺.

New Zealand Facts 


#1. The first man to climb Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, was a Kiwi.

Image result for new zealand flag new2#. A Hongi is a traditional greeting the Maori's use when greeting someone. 

3#. For some Kiwis, farming is a way of living life.

Monday, 15 May 2017

My Beautiful Mum

Intro
Image result for happy mothers dayMy mother is very important she is the woman who carried me for 9 months. She is the woman who put up with my nonsense ever since day one right up to now and she's still is. She is special, she's my all.

See
When I see my mum I see beautiful dark brown eyes, also dark fine black hair. When I look at my mum I see a hard working woman, I see wonder woman.


Smell
When I am near my mother, I smell a fresh bundle of delicate roses. I can smell my mum through the lilies that grow outside my house, she smells lovely.

Hear
I hear my mum through the Tongan church songs I hear. I hear her voice when my teachers give me advice or tell me to do the right thing.


Ending

Mothers are there for us more than we know it, mothers are very important to us because where would we be without them. I love you mum

Friday, 7 April 2017

Worm Garden ?

                      Our Green Space

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In my Aiga's (Group/Family) green space, we are starting to make progress in helping the little space in our school become a healthy green space. We are starting to make a worm farm so that we can collect the worm fertilizer from it to feed the ground and make it rich for planting.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

I See God Through.....

WALT: Recognize that creation shows God’s glory and goodness to the world.

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I see God through the eagles when they fly because it’s a sign of freedom.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Te Aio O Tamaki - My Green Space


In our green space, my aiga and I, found 5 new things living and growing in our space. We found out potatoes and kumaras were growing in our space, and we also found some very small worms, ants and maggots living in our space.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Te Taio O Tamaki - Our Green Space

WALT : Find out habitat in our Green space


In our green space outside room 3, it is barren which means it’s filled nothing and it is to poor to produce anything. Our green space is filled with different types of insects, ants, ladybugs and bees. Our green space looks dry on the surface but below it is very moist, it is very dry during day time but in the night time it is very moist.

Te Taio O Tamaki - Enviroment

                         Today I learned new vocabulary while learning about the environment.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Welcome To My 2017 Blog !

Malo lelei and welcome back to back to my blog this year! This year, I am a Year 8 student in Spx Nu'u (class) and my teacher is Mrs Tui. I am very happy to be back blogging for all of you viewers. I hope you enjoy my blogging this year !😀❤️️

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Week 4 - Weekly Activity Day 5 (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity
School is about to start again for a new year. Yay! Imagine that you walked into your classroom and your teacher asked you to stand up in front of the class and talk about the country that you visited. On your blog, you can:

  1. Post a short video clip of yourself talking about the country that you visited and the things that you learned (1 – 2 minutes)
  2. Type out what you would say to the class if you had 1 – 2 minutes to speak.



Heres My Video :




2. I would say:
Image result for japan clipartHi everyone I will be talking about my trip to Japan, Going to Japan was so amazing and it was filled with so many nice and welcoming people. Japan taught me one special and imporatant thing and i was to try new things because they turn out to be amazing. Everyonehere should go and take a trip to Japan it is so AMAZING!!!