Friday, 21 July 2017

what i learnt in winter learning journey

Well I learnt a lot of new things like
  • Laura Dekker
  • Possums
  • Hector's Dolphins
  • Whale Rider
  • Farewell Spit
  • Otago Rail trail
  • And lots more!
My favourite part about this trip was learning about my beautiful country. I now know more about NZ. Other than that I enjoyed the activities. Hopefully when I go back to school I am a little smarter.
I'll also like to thank those who commented on my blog and to Rachel for organising this.

reading is relaxing

I also love reading so here I am reading too even though you can't see my face. I am still reading, reading is fun and very good for your learning.

keep NZ clean

Well the first thing that came to my mind was to have a bunch of pictures that look like this
Image result for filthy rubbish 
and next to it saying "Do you want our neighbourhood to look like this?".
Next I would get some chalk and draw fishes or turtles around the drains that would say something like "Stop feeding me trash". This idea actually came from my teacher because at the time we were learning about Water Pollution and we decided to draw fishes saying "Help" or " Respect the ocean ".
Lastly I would advertise about how important NZ is and that we have to keep it clean. 
Image result for keep new zealand beautiful

Thursday, 20 July 2017

world cup

So I chose #2 has the best one because they were very fierce and in sync.   
And #1 because it was short but also loud
Lastly I chose #3 as my last option because they looked a bit messy and they weren't in sync

Matariki activate

1) There will be a kapa haka performance by 500 Māori elders
2) Secondly there will be a ritual
3) Lastly  Mātauranga Māori knowledge and science panel discussion  will be held

poem for Aotearoa

I wanna explore this place even more
I'm so excited I can barely touch the floor
I feel kinda afraid
But lucky me, I got a spade
Life on here would be pretty great

Now all I need is a mate .

facts about Valerie Adams

Valerie Adams is one of the most famous athletes in New Zealand.

because she is amazing in shot put when she does shot put she throughs it as far as any one else could through in shot put.

She was born in

Valerie Adams was born on 6 October 1984 she now is 32 years old. 

Valerie Adams is Tongan and Maori,  just like me

she is a very good shot put player she might be the best out of the New Zealand 

stuck in the forest

One day I and my group got out of the van that we normally go in and followed Curious Kiwi. He was taking us on a short walk through the park. As we started walking, we notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and we stopped to take a closer look. When we turned back, and Curious Kiwi was nowhere to be found. we were all alone in the middle of a strange forest.I got very scared but then my friend had an idea it was to ring one of our parents but as soon as we took our phones out of our pocket we all had no signle!. We tried to find someone but no one could help us.then suddenly we saw them on the other side of the path way then we yelled WAIT, WAIT, WAIT then they came back and got us then we all got in the van and got home safely.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

whale ridder summary

the first trailer was sad so was the second one but they were both pretty cool 

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to full fill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize . A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to full fill her destiny.

Farewell Spit

A week ago, Farewell Spit was left a graveyard of more than 300 dead whales, after one of the biggest strandings in New Zealand history. Reporter Michael Cropp went there and found eight more stranded on the beach.
Ten minutes into walking down the beach and I begin to understand why the locals nod about the name Farewell Spit.The bones of birds and fish give it away. It is here that 300 pilot whales have died in strandings since 10 February. Farewell Spit is now a graveyard.  When I arrive, the beach is covered in whales' blood and scrape marks left by the diggers that moved them.  Pilot whales are social creatures. They probably followed each other onto the spit's tidal flats. They remind me of big, wet, blubbery lemmings, beaching en masse because their leader did.

moa birds

For a long … long time, there were no mammalian predators in NZ some scientists called it "a land without teeth". 
Aotearoa was pretty much paradise for the birds. Some of our birds stopped flying. The giant moa got so Nui that it became the tallest bird that EVER lived!
They didn't have a lot of natural predators to fly away from

why should we leave predators or why should we kill predators

I would choose to leave predators alone,
1.because predators are just animals and if we were them we wouldn't want to die.
2.if they come into your house maybe they just want some place warm.
3.there might be other things that you might be scared of and one day it might try to attack you and you never know if the predators could save you from something.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

facts about a insect we choose

The kiwi is a brown, fuzzy, flightless bird native to the forests and jungles of New Zealand. In recent years the kiwi has become endangered, mainly due to introduced predators like dogs, cats, rats, ferrets, and weasels which hunt the kiwi and eat its eggs.

Kiwi has a highly developed sense of smell, unusual in a bird, and are the only 
birds with nostrils at the end of their long beaks. Kiwi eats small invertebrates, seedsgrubs, and many varieties of worms. They also may eat fruit, small crayfish, eels, and amphibians.

Kiwi doesn't need a pristine native forest and is found in scrub and rough farmland, exotic plantation forests, sand dunes and snowy tussocks, even mangroves. They especially like places with wetland vegetation, and where trees run down to a river's edge.

asking my cousin questions

asking my cousin questions

1.(question)what is your favorite subject to play on outside,(answer)play on the tramp.
2.(question)whats your favorite thing to do in the outside beach/ocean, (answer)snorkeling with her        Mum she also likes making a sand castle.
3.(question)do you like to play sport and why (answer)yes because it makes your body healthier.
4. (question)do you like to play on concrete, grass or sand and why(answer) sand because it's nice and moldable it's also very nice and soft.
5.(question) do you like to play in the water or on land and why (answer) on land cause you can do more thing than in water.

Asking Laura Dekker five questions

1. How long have you been sailing for.
2.When did you start sailing.
3.Who inspired you to sail.
4.Will you ever stop sailing.
5.Is it fun sailing from island to island to island.

trip to Dargaville

Facts about Dargaville

Dargaville is a Northland river town with an interesting history. It is a great jumping off point from which to explore the Kauri Coast.Dargaville is built along the edge of the wide Northern Wairoa River, two and a half hours drive north-west of Auckland. Maori settlements and marae have been scattered around the area for hundreds of years.The township of Dargaville was established by Irish businessman Joseph McMullen Dargaville in the 1870s, during the heyday of kauri felling and gum digging. It was largely settled by Dalamatian immigrants, whose descendants still live there today. Dairy farming is the main local industry; the district also produces around two thirds of New Zealand’s kumara 

trip to Tane Mahuta

New Zealand has many unique native fish, insects, birds, lizards and frogs. Our only native mammals are bats and marine mammals.

The herpetofauna animal group includes and reptiles. New Zealand has tuatara, geckos, skinks, and four species of native frogs.

facts about geckos
Geckos are able to vocalize and many New Zealand species produce a chirping sound. Green geckos are quite loud for their size and produce a sound more like a ‘bark’ 
Geckos have sticky feet their toes are covered with microscopic hairs that allow them to climb sheer surfaces and even walk upside down across the ceiling.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Keakare beach

In 1993, Jane Campion’s Oscar Winning The Piano made Karekare an international star, with everyone talking about the beautiful black-sand.

Karekare beach is located on Auckland's west coast between Piha in the north and Whatipu in the south.

It is a 50 minute drive from downtown Auckland and a 20 minute drive from the Arataki Visitor Centre.
One of Auckland's most spectacular beaches and wilderness areas, and part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Karekare offers excellent surf, walking and picnicking.
Swimmers are advised to only swim between the flags.
Karekare waterfall, known by the Kawerau people as ‘Te Ahoaho' or ‘pendulous white thread', is nestled a short walk from the main beach arrival area.

New, New zealand

I choose black to represent the all backs I also choose blue to represent the ocean and the red to represent the poppy from the war.

Tour of New Zealand

1. One point five Million people live in south west auckland it is the most popular city.
2. Auckland has more boats then anywhere else in the world.
3. Auckland's biggest landmark is Ragitoto island which can be seen from all over the city.
4. Auckland has Modern malls spacious urban parks and plenty of culture.
5. The most characteristic building on Auckland waterfront is the Edwardian-style ferry terminal.

New Zealand People

Early Voyagers

Over four hundred years before Christopher Columbus and the rest of Europe worried about falling off the edge of the world, Maori people voyaged thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean in small canoes, they became the first inhabitants of New Zealand. 

Monday, 3 July 2017


         this is my animation about tamarereti's Maori mirth please click to watch

Ra-hi the Maori girl

Today I read a book about a Maori myth it was an very cool book we had to do an activity about the book my teacher had made some words about the story and we had to put it in the right spot then we had to right one sentence about why we put the words there here is what i have done.