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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 6 Bonus Activity

1. Rugby World Cup 2011- All Blacks vs France
2.World Cup 2015 – All Blacks vs Argentina
3.All Blacks vs South Africa 2016

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.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 6 Activity 2


1. Mata and the Mysterious Musical Maunga
it says that it's a musical adventure in Aotearoa as Mata climbs a mysterious mountain to find an ancient flute. For tamariki aged 7–14.
I like this because you can play the instruments like the piano,guitar,trumpet,drum,bass and others.

2. Kaumātua Kapa Haka

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.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 6 Activity 1

It would've been a good day 
arriving on the bay, 
Coming to the beach
keeping people in reach,
Meeting tribe's
They see us arrive.
getting out of the waka
doing a haka,

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…






Winter Learning Journey Day 5 Bonus Activity

I wouldn't go because it's a long way and you'll have to ride for like probably more than 1 hour. I think it will be fun but it might take long.
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?

Winter Learning Journey Day 5 Activity 2


My Famous New Zealander is : Joseph Parker
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Joseph Parker was born in New Zealand. His Full name is Joseph Dennis Parker and he was born on 9th of January 1992 so he's 25. He's famous because he is a professional boxer with 23 wins and 0 losses so he's undefeated.
1.He Began boxing at 11.
2.He competed in the 2012 Olympics and he competed alongside Anthony Joshua.
Activity 2: After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a café downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!
Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.

Winter Learning Journey Day 5 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...

After seeing my group gone I yelled out for help but nobody answered. So I just started walking straight and I saw someones foot prints somewhere near a massive bush so I just followed it and it led to somewhere weird and then I saw smoke in the air in was coming from behind me so I turned around and I saw people with guns telling me to turn around so I just went with them back to their place. Then all of a sudden some other guys came out of nowhere and attacked the guys that took me. One of them tackled them and one of the guys tried to shot them so the guy that attacked got a sword and they couldn't even see him so he killed them both and threw their bodies in the bush and so they took me away from the smoke and they said "those guys with the guns were going to kidnap you and kill you so you're lucky we cam in time to save you". I said "Please can you help me!?" I shouted. One of them said "it's gonna be alright.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 4 Bonus Activity


I think Fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned because they are going to be extinct and we will have no more beautiful creatures.
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).

Winter Learning Journey Day 4 Activity 2

Whale rider is about a girl that learned about her generations and her grandfather is their leader and he teaches them haka's and also stories about their ancestor's life how they road the whale first years ago.

I rate this a 4 - Good Movie.

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].

Winter Learning Journey Day 4 Activity 1

The People got Towels and put them on the whales they poured water all over the whales and then some people went to go get help.

Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.
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.

Winter Learning Journey Day 3 Bonus Activity


Bonus Activity: A really cool new website called Wild Eyes has recently been launched in New Zealand. It is a programme for students who want to complete fun activities (called ‘missions’), take pictures and post them on the Wild Eyes site. For this bonus activity, go to the Wild Eyes site and complete the ‘Giant Moa Discovery’ mission. To earn full points you must post a picture of your Moa on the Wild Eyes website and on your personal blog site. The Wild Eyes team and I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 3 Activity 2

1.I think New Zealand should be Predator free because they are killing Gods creation and creatures.
2.My Second reason for New Zealand to be Predator free is because they could be useful and they could be doing good things.
3.Lastly I think that New Zealand should be Predator free is because they are harmless creatures and they are probably taking people's food because they're hungry.
Activity 2: After your great visit to the Otorohanga bird house it is time to hop back onto the bus and head towards the Hawke’s Bay – your resting place for the evening. Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful region of New Zealand. It is known for its wineries and gorgeous scenery. When you arrive in Napier, the largest city in the region, you go for a walk through Waitangi Regional Park and notice that many of the leaves on the native trees have been damaged. Curious Kiwi tells you that they were damaged by possums, non-native predators, from Australia. People in New Zealand are working hard to trap and kill these predators. Their goal is to remove all of the possums (and other predators) by 2050. Go to the Predator Free 2050 website’ to read more about their work.
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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.

Once you have finished your blog post, it is time to relax for the evening. You and your friends have a nice dinner and then head to bed. You are just about to fall asleep when you hear something moving around outside your hotel. It sounds like a large bird. Maybe it’s a Moa…

Winter Learning Journey Day 3 Activity 1

Image result for Morepork factsI chose is the Morepork. This Animal is a type of owl.The AniThe Maori name is ruru and the scientific name is Ninox novaeseelandiae. The Morepork is New Zealand's only surviving native owl.The Morepork eats insects. It Lives in the forest.
You have now woken up after a long, comfortable sleep at your hotel in Dargaville. You’re ready for another day of adventuring! Today, you will drive around the North island and be introduced to amazing animals that live here in New Zealand. Some are native and some are non-native. Native animals are animals that normally live in New Zealand. Non-native animals are animals that were brought into New Zealand from another country. Examples of native New Zealand animals are the kakapo, the kiwi, the kea parrot, the yellow eyed penguin and the pekapeka bat.
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.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 2 Bonus Activity

Family Member - My Sister

1.She likes to go play basketball with me and my brothers.

2. She likes to go to my cousins house.

3.She also likes to go with her friends for a walk.

4.She also likes to go shops with her friends.

5.Lastly she Likes to go to my brothers and go see my niece.