Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Making Chocolate

On Tuesday Me, Miami, Fineasi, Salesi and loto. Had a piping bag with one baking bag, Salesi cut the piping bag and I had to do the shape. First I squeeze it and then I put it as a messy circle. It looked so delicious I wanted to eat it already. 20170725_101753.jpg

Monday, 24 July 2017


As you can see here me and my group has been learning about insulation, read the fact and information, if use don't know what insulation means it says in the presentation. You can learn how to save power cause that part of what insulation stands for. Hope you enjoy and learn something new. Malo                          

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Day 7: Keep New Zealand Beautiful

                                                      Day 7: Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of your Great Kiwi Road Trip. You wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.
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. C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\NZ Map - Schematic.png
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 ☺
  1. Ask your communities to get into 5 groups and clean up the communities twice a day.
  2. If someone drops their rubbish you should tell them to pick it up respectfully because that disrespectful to the environment and the earth.
  3. It good to pick up rubbish because it keeps your earth and environment healthy and safe, Like a Safe And Happy Community.
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 relaxe?
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!
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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.
It know to go home I went home and we had a surprise party for Curious Kiwi and Wiki. As you can I'm just listening to music just lying down to try think what i'm going to do tomorrow. I will never ever forget my journey it been fun and my Favorite one was the Sky Tower how we became famous, the rest of the money went to my parent and my grand parent. And know i'm just listening to Music. webcam-toy-photo1.jpgIt Know 9.00
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.

  1. I've Learnt alot on my journey around New Zealand and learned a lot of New Zealand. It fun touring Aotearoa. But the good thing was  things like famous New Zealanders and History of New Zealand.

2. But the 3 most best was the Zombie apocalypse because we had guns and we saved the world from the zombie, if it wasn't for us the world would be called The Planet Of Zombie.

  1. My second favorite was KeriKeri because the waterfall was just a beauty, you can chill and just look at the heavenly water fall falling, you can see nemo and his friend and the ocean, when you look at the water it clear and it looks beautiful.

  1. And my Best,Favorite Fun and exited one was the Skytower because we went higher to see the clouds because we wanted to get famous by touching the flag that no one had ever touch or see and Curious and Wiki became famous because they were the first one to see it and Feel it.

     4. The thing that surprised me was when we saved the world and we came on T.V
Thank You Winter Learning Journey i've learnt lots of new words and new things I didn't know. If it wasn't for this programme I will not even make it up to Day 7. Thank you Miss Tofa for the Exciting Comment and the other student that comment on my blog. FANGIU

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Day 6: Native Aotearoa

Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.

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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…
Flip look at this place
You can see the leaves singing
But I don't know about this, I think i'm in danger
I like the tree and the water flowing
You can swim in the water when your feet get hotter from the burning sand
I can't wait to see something different
I like looking at the water cause it nice and blue
Scared of the creatures that live out there
Is there deadly animals?
I’m Scared
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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.
Star Weave Jam: Maori Women’s Refuge Wellington Women’s Refuge to weave stars that will be installed at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, as part of the international project One Million Stars, that raises awareness about domestic violence.

Guided Tour through The Great War Exhibition: Created by Sir Peter Jackson and supported by ANZ, The Great War Exhibition tells the story of the First World War in brilliant colour. It brings the ordeals of this pivotal time in history into the modern day, melting away 100 years, helping us to understand the hardships endured by those who served and those who stayed behind.

Heaven and Earth:Based and formed around Matariki, Maori New Year, Heaven and Earth transports its audience to a world beyond. Talented cast members will use black lights along with small and large scale puppets to tell this amazing story.

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 ☺
1. Haka Number one was less of my favorite because it looked like there was not that much energy from them.
2. Haka number 2 was my second favorite because they did new moves and new words.
3. Haka number three I loved it, they gave it their all, they had a lot of energy and when the french team moved up that just made it looked excited. Image result for all black haka vs france
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.

Bonus Activity: 8 points

Day 5: Step At A Time

                                                                                  Day 5: Step At A Time
After a long day at the beach, it is now time to move away from the water and drive inland, through the middle of the south island. You are going to start in Nelson and drive south before crossing a huge mountain range called the ‘Southern Alps.’ The scenery is going to be amazing!
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.
                                                                               Step At A Time
When I ask Wiki to take a photo of me and the tree, I looked back at the tree to see if there was any information on the stone in front of it. I looked back and Wiki wasn't there. I screamed “WIKI THIS ISN'T FUNNY”, then I heard something on the bush I ran fast like Usain Bolt. Then I stopped to take a quick break then I heard a someone scream “Curious Curious” it sounded like Wiki, and he screamed “Curious” it was getting far and far I followed the voice of Curious and while I was running I saw the my camera, I was scared I got my phone up and called the police, Once I press the call button my phone died. I was scared, When I was walking I saw a track it was straight I followed it because I thought it was going to take me out of the forest, suddenly the track stopped I looked up and it was a two story house, It had trees surrounding it, It had ropes around with blood all over it. Then I heard  Wiki voice “Curious, Curious” Im in here,  I looked around and saw Wiki, I walk towards the door I was scared as hell, Once I was going to knock I looked down and I was pissing that how scared I was. Opened the door and there was pictures around, I walk up stairs and there was a phone I rang 111 for the police, It rang and the police called it I said, “ Hello My name is Curious my friend is missing where in a forest called The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. Where in a house that like 2 hours walk from the parking. I heard Wiki voice “Curious, Curious Come I saw a gun on the flow I picked it up and there was a door that was closed but the light was still on. I kicked the door and it was a guy that was going to shoot Wiki I hold the run up I saw the man that was going to shoot Wiki holding the trigger he was going to pull it but I shot him, I cried because I haven't shoot A person before, I got Wiki out of the house and walk out, Once we walk out the police arrived, I took them up stories. When I walk out a police man slipped right in front of the door, He sped up because it smelled, They Rush the man to hospital and he survived, They said I was not going to jail because he had a weapon and he was going to shoot.
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...

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 cafĂ© 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!
On the Next day we decided to go for a tour to where famous people went. First I ask Wiki if we could use his grandma's Van, he went to ask and she said yes, Once we hopped in the ride we were of. Then I ask Wiki where we going, Then Wiki said we're going to the Southern Alps, but first we went to have a nice cup of hot chocolate and a muffin for breakfast at Christchurch. When we sit and finished touring around the Southern alps we went to a city called Twizel, Twizel is a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. we went to buy after a long drive from christchurch to Twizel we went to the fish and chips shop to buy some food. We went to Mt cook to eat. We backed the van and there was a table we went and sat there we started eating we looked up to the top and there was full of snow it was cold but lucky we were warm. It said on the stone that Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is a famous New Zealander because he was the first person to reach the top of Mt Everest. We started taking photos and then Wiki was tired so we drove back home and slept.
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.

Paris Goepel: Paris Goepel was born Manukau, Auckland. Paris is famous because she is the best dancer in New Zealand and she leads a famous dance crew in the world called the royal family. She's a actor as well she dance in 2  movies, Step Up all and Born To Dance.She's the youngest of 4 Children.  
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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?
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Rachel on the Otago Rail Trail, April 2017
When we woke up Curious ask  Wiki is he would like to take Curious to Otago. Then Wiki said yes, So I packed my bag and we were off. Once we arrived We saw Rugby team called the highlanders I went and ask A team member if he would like to take a photo I took the photo and straight away uploaded it on Snap Chat, I ask him what was his name and he said “Malakai Fekitoa”, I said you the guy that never gave up. And he said yep. As soon as we hoped on the van there was a note that said “come and join as on a fun Otago Central Rail Train it a 150 km long cycle tail. Then  I said “wow this will be exciting” we hopped on the van and we were off. I went to buy my bike and there was a girl named Rachel I introduce myself to her and she said “hey are you here to attend the race” and I said “Yes”  . Once we  were ready we all got in line and the guy that was had the gun said “ Ready,,,,,, Steady,,,,,,, Ready,,,,,, and I looked at him and I was like “ Hey There's only one Ready duuhh” as soon as Said ready he said Go, everyone just woooom fast like a cheetah. I was coming last but then I looked back and Rachel was there. She was coming last. When it was near the finish line Me and Rachel was still coming last, I said to myself “ I didn't come her to lose I came here to WIN” so said to Rachel you know what let's do this, We just drove raster and raster and when it came to the finish line Me and Rachel came a draw. Then we had to get our mettle and me and Rachel got Gold because we both came 1st place.  Then Wiki came and we booked an hotel in dunedin. Once we got to the hotel we booked some dinner and we slept.
Bonus Activity: 10 points
Whew! It has been quite the day of sightseeing. You reach your hotel in Dunedin tired but excited. Tomorrow you are going to visit a very special and important place in the south island before you drive back to Auckland…

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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.
  1. They Wait for expert help before we do something wrong
  2. They Got a t shirt, pants and that wet it and then they covered it around the whale so it can keep them wet.
  3. They didn't drag the whale back to the water because it could cause a lot of injuries.
  4. They got bucket,bottles, cooking pin and chilli pins they started butting water and splashing it on them.
  5. They tried there best to keep their blow hole clear to keep them far away from there tales.   
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].
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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!

                                                                                Whale Rider
In a small New Zealand coastal village a maori claim descent from Paikea. The whale rider. In every generation from more than one thousand years. A male heir born chief succeed threw the title. One time is now  the chief eldest son Porourangi father twins. A boy and a girl but the boy and the mother died in the childhood. The surviving girl  called Pai. Grief-stricken, Porourangi leaves Pai to be raised by her grandparents. Koro, her grandfather who is the Chief, refuses to acknowledge Pai as the inheritor of the tradition and claims she is of no use to him. But her grandmother, Flowers, sees more than a broken line, she sees a child in desperate need of love. Koro learns to love Pai and when Porourangi, now a celebrated international artist, returns home after twelve years, Koro hopes everything will be resolved and that Porourangi will accept destiny
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).
I think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be band and showed quit people from fisher there.
We should not pollute water and waste food and throw it into the drains because it could go to the ocean and hurt other animals, you should think about the animals before you throw rubbish or food in the drains, it doesn't mean that they're animals they're still part of our world we need to protect them and make them feel happy, we should stop throwing litter in drains and respect them like how we respect our families.
                                                                    Bonus Point: 10

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Day 3 Wild eyes

                                                           Day 3 Wild eyes
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.
                                                                 Wild Eyes
As soon as Curious Kiwi woke up. I went to a restaurant called McDonald, I brought a  Big Mac and a soda, I went to pick up Wiki to come. When I arrived at Taniwha were Wiki stays, I asked him if he would come with me to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House Native Bird Park, the Native Bird Park is settled in Dargaville were my aunts and uncle live. He said shore it will loads of fun, He ran back inside to get is shoes and jacket because it was cold, Then we were off.
When we were driving Curious was hungry because it is a long drive because from Dargaville the bird park is 5 hours drive. Were close but Curious was hungry he wanted to eat because he didn't want to spend money buy food there because it cost a lot of money.

Once we got there we had to find a parking because it was full, Finally we found a parking, when we were  going to the counter to get our ticket it was a massive long line,  I told Wiki “no wonder why the parking was fool”, Wiki laughed and said “ that why we come earlier. Not long after the qeu went  shorter and shorter, when it came to our turn we bought our ticket and we were in.

At last we were in side once we walk inside it felt like a Zoo but it was a zoo that was full of Birds, I  went to look at the the map and there was someone that works there, He ask me if he would be our tour guide, then we said yes. Then he said “now to start of the day in Otorohanga Kiwi House Native Bird Park first we're going to go to the Non Native birds and and then i’ll take use to the Native birds” Then Curious ask wait before we ask question can you please tell us what your” the tour guard pointed to his badge where it said his name, his name was Churry, Then Wiki asked Churry what does Non Native bird and Native bird mean, he said “ Non Native animals are animals that was brought into New Zealand from another country, And Native animals are animals that normally live here”, Once Churry finished Curious said let’s go learn about these birds. First Churry took us to a animals called Kakapo he told us that a kakapo is green and has a beak like all bird have duhh, he says that it can lass upto 95 years, it is 2-4 kg and Churry said did you know that a wild kakapo are known to approach,climb  on and preen people. A kakapo is also known called owl parrot.
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Right after he took us to the kakapo he took us to the Moa, Churry said that the Moa was 2 largest species they were big. The Moa got extinct within one hundred year, Then Wiki said “isn't that when dinosaurs were still alive? then churry said “yea your right”, Then Churry said “did you know that it had a large body short thick legs a long neck a small head a large beak.
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Then Churry said now let go to the Non Animals. First he took us to a bird called Yellowhammer, he says that it lifespan can lass upto 9 years, it yellow, the size of the bird is 16cm and 27g. Churry says that it came into New Zealand between 1862 and the early 1870s and now found throughout the country in farmlands. As the name suggests, the adult male has a bright yellow head.   
Yellowhammer, male - photographer Dr Kerry Rodgers

Then Churry said I think use have 1 more hour to leave because the park is going to close. Then Churry showed them the last Non animal churry took him to a bird called Spotted Dove. He says that The Spotted Dove was introduced to New Zealand as a cage bird but is now found in well treed suburbs, city parks and rural areas of Auckland, South Auckland, Te Puke and Opotiki, The bird has a grey head tinged pink and the back, wings and rump are mottled brown. The nape and back of the neck is black with white spots. The long tail has darker outer feathers . The life span is unknown but the size is 30cm and 130g.
Then Churry said I think it know time to leave hope you enjoyed it and hoped yous learnt something from it, Once Curious and Wiki hoped in the car and Wiki said Wow that was so interesting, then Curious said my favorite bird was the Kakapo because it had lots of information and fast, then Wiki said my favorite bird was the Moa because it was one of the biggest animals and it died when dinosaurs died. Once we got home we made some dinner and we were off to sleep.