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


Telesia said...

Bonjour Inoke,

Your summary on why fisherman should be stopped is well done as well as your summary on the trailer you watched "Whale Rider". Can you think of any other ways to save the whales?

Keep up the great Work!

Kind Regards,

Rachel Williams said...

Kia ora Inoke,

I agree that we do need to be very careful with our rubbish and not throw it into lakes or streams. I was recently on holiday in Bali (Indonesia) and was really concerned by the amount of rubbish that I saw floating in the waterways there. I really hope that they come up with plan for their rubbish so that it doesn't take over...

Rachel :)

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