Thursday, 20 July 2017
Activity 2: 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!
After a long soak in the natural hot pools, it is time to get back home. Your family and friends can’t wait to see you and they can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Take a moment to think about what you have seen and done over the past week.
As you can see this is a photo of me reading one of my best favourite book that I find interesting to read all the time.
I have been reading this book most of the time when I have nothing to do, and I am nearly finished reading this amazing adventure book.
Saturday, 15 July 2017
TASK - 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 neighbourhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog ☺
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.
TASK - 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.
TASK - 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…
I am totally Scared right now, I am very frigtened that it looks like I am going to stand up in front of a thousand people and introduce myself. I am very scared that I am bitting my nails like I was lost in the middle of no where.
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?
Rachel on the Otago Rail Trail, April 2017
Bonus Activity: 10 points
I would honestly love to Cycle on the Otago rail trail some day because it will be a really good experience to try something new especially you get to see a lot of beautiful trees,birds and also many more.
The more fun amazing part will be if your family will be interested to join you.
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 (Digital Learning Object) 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.
Friday, 14 July 2017
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...
Ummm? Where's everyone else?
As I am staring trying to Spot my group but all I could see is the huge green creative trees. I then decided to walk and look for my group as I thought to myself maybe they could be wondering somewhere else or trying to play games on me which is hiding.
As I was walking along the pathway looking at the beautiful trees I was starting to feel a bit frightened and worried that they might of taken off without me, but I was not too sure.
What made me more worry was that I could now hear footsteps behind me, ‘’OMG ‘’OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING?? I said to myself. Then while I kept on looking around I turned around and I screamed very loud because there was a person behind me wearing a mask and looked very scary, but suddenly there were more people coming out of the bushes dressed up in different scary mask so I then decided to scream Ahhhhhhhhh I screamed closing my eyes, but once I opened my eyes it was my group, they were the ones that had a plan which was to make me scared.
Oh My God, you guys are very cheeky, I can't believe you guys did that to me,’’That was not funny at all’’ I said to all of them .
I was very devastated.
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).
Bonus Activity: 10 points
In my own opinon I think that all fishermens should legally be banned from fishing in the farewell spit because it is very heart breaking when you hear that every year Hectors Dolphins get killed every year .
The meaning of hector dolphins getting dead is because they get caught up in these very huge nets that keeps them in there which means that they cannot escape, and I just found out that the only place that they are found in is New Zealand but not only that fishermens can fish at a lot of different places.
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 called ‘Whale 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].
When ‘Whale Rider’ finishes, you and your tour group enjoy a delicious meal in downtown Nelson before heading back to your hotel. You need to go to bed early because you have to get up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to travel back to Farewell Spit to see a group (pod) of Hector’s Dolphins. It is going to be an early morning!
To be very honest with myself I would rate this movie a 5 because it really got my attention, not only that the movie had a very inspiring message for everyone to understand which was to Never give up and also do what best .
The movie Whale Rider is a very interesting fabulous movie about a very little girl that had learnt about her generations and not only that her grandfather was a leader and he teached them so many things.
In every generation and every first born is a new chief of the tribe but the thing that made it different was the little girl was not treated like one because it was only meant for Males.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
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.
WHAT THE LOCAL PEOPLE DID ??
The local people helped to trap whales back into the beach, They helped the Whales by being kind and putting them back into the ocean which was a smart thing to do but these people had a reason for doing it, and the reason why because they cared and loved these sea creatures VERY VERY much.
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.
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…
To learn more about the Moa bird go to the bonus activity for today!
1. In my Opinion I think that it is not right to kill possums (Animals) because God had created them and why should ruin there lives for them and also because there God must of created them for a reason to be put on this earth.
2. I just think that instead of killing them we should figure out something better to do.
3. I really think that we should do something about these animals if they are harming our nature but not killing them because it gives us no right to do that.
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
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.
BONUS ACTIVITY - 10 POINTS.
Person That I Interview Sia (My Cousin)
1. Swimming Pool
2. Jump rope and double dutch
3. Capture The Flag
4. Traffic Cop
5. Going to Camps.
1. Watching different types of movies online
2. Playing Card Games
4. Reading To Self.
5. Pencil and paper game.
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.
Activity 1 - TASK: 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.
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!
Last year, the Prime Minister of New Zealand suggested that we should replace the flag with a new, updated design. He invited everyone in New Zealand to come up with their own flag design and submit it.
For this activity, it is your turn to design a new flag. Use any drawing programme that you wish. I would recommend the Flag Designer website. It allows you to create a flag in three easy steps. When you are done, take a screenshot of your flag and post it on your blog. To earn full points you must describe the flag, in words, below the picture. Please tell us what is on the flag and what inspired your design.
I have created a flag that I have used with my knowledge.
First of all the red at the background represent my culture which is Tongan.
Secondly the cross on the side represent my Religion which is being a Catholic. Last but not least the stars shows you the people in my family that has passed and will never be forgotten.
Saturday, 8 July 2017
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 favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.
(ACTIVITY 1 - TASK )
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☺.
Many New Zealanders have a strong passion for outdoors and that is the reason why we have visitors and also because they love taking part in outdoors activites. The most popular activites are Hiking, Camping, Fishing, bush and also walks.
New Zealand’s most popular sport is Rugby. The New Zealand team All blacks had recently been winning the rugby World Cup, even though the sport has a public school beginning in England in New Zealand.
Over the past four hundred years ago before Christopher Columbus and also the other people from Europe were Frightend about falling from the edge of the world, There were Maori people who sailed about thousand miles across the other side of the Pacific Oceans and became the first inhabitant or New Zealand.