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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 3 - Activity 1 and 2

Day 4 - Activity 1 -
Day #4: Swimming with the Sharks
By the end of Day #3, you have seen a lot of the north island of New Zealand.  Hopefully you have enjoyed it and you’re excited for the next phase of your journey – the ferry trip across the Cook Strait from the bottom of the north island to the top of the south island. You will spend the next two days exploring the south island before you head back up to Auckland, via Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand).
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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.

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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.
The Local people tried to keep the whales wet so they can live, they got anything to help the whales keep wet. They got towels and even pots to keep them alive. The people are brave and very nice to have helped the beach whales.

Day 3 - 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 trailer for this movies was good, it looks like a great movie. I would love to watch this movies. I think the movie is about women's right! I rate this movie 4!!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 3 - Activity 1 and 2

Day 3 - 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.
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The animal that I have chose was the Tuatara, I chose the Tuatara because it stood out to the rest of the animals. A tuatara is a reptile, and it is ancient it goes back even before dinosaurs also did you know Tuatara can live up to 100 years. Tuataras eat weta, wetas are insects.  They normally live on Offshore Islands.
Day 3 - Activity 2 -
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.
I think we should just leave the possums alone!! They are just trying to survive eating leaves if we jsut take them in and feed them Im sure they won’t be pests! Just because they were just trying to survive. In conclusion we should let the Possums be!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Day 2 - Activity 1 and 2

Day 2 - Activity 1 - The Place I've Most Enjoyed!

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.  

My Favourite place was Rangitoto Island! I chose this because It was Adventurous also who would not want to go to Rangitoto Island, It is a Beautiful landscape and also good exercises for you. I t also has a Beautiful view at the top!
Day 1 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.
1st Question: What made you travel to the french Polynesia?
2nd Question: 2nd Question: Why did want to be the world’s youngest sailor?
3rd Question: At what age did you learn how to sail?
4th Question: If you had to come back, where would you visit first?
5th Question: Would you live in one of these Islands?

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 1 - Activity 1 and 2

Day 1 - Activity 1 - New Zealand Facts

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☺.
Fact 1 - Rugby is the most popular sport in New Zealand. Also The Legendary All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup for 2015. Though the sport originated in England, in New Zealand, rugby is the right sport for big men and boys.
Fact 2 - New Zealand’s European pioneers were also brave, rugged and independent people. Before beginning farms they had to first clear the heap of land - a very dangerous activity sometimes . Their Isolation and exposure to the this work, forced these early New Zealanders to become hardy and very talented people.
Fact 3 - With the long history of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asian cultures, New Zealand has become a big population - but one with something’s that make it different to other people in the world.
Day 1 - Activity 2 - Tourist Video -
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.  

1st Favourite - I would go to Waitakere Ranges, I choose Waitakere Ranges because I haven’t been there and second because by the pictures It looked beautiful and I can just Imagine going there looking at the different plants.
2nd Favourite - I would go to Piha, because it is beyond amazing and also I have not been there, It just looks so fun for you and your family to go to for the holidays.
3rd Favourite -  The museum, I have been to the museum but its just so fun to go back there again! It’s an awesome adventure for you and your family.
4th Favourite  - Rainbow’s End Another great adventure for the family and also for you to have fun and spend birthdays at! I have been there many times and I would go back there again.
5th Favourite - Auckland Domain, I chose this one because It is a place to relax and look at the beautiful flowers and thing put out there for you to look at.