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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…
Poem
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

7 comments:

Davarni said...

Kia Ora Inoke,

Great job on finishing Day 6. I enjoyed your poem espacially when you said "You can see the leaves singing". You compared them to as if they were real.

Keep up the great work!
- Davarni

anita said...

Kia Ora Inoke,

Great job on your blog post,I can see you really worked hard! I would have to agree with Davarni,Your poem was really delegant and impressive.I also like the sentence structures you have chosen for your poem! Keep up the hard work!

-Nitaa

Anastacia said...
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Anastacia said...

Hola Inoke,

A really terrific job on completing the Day 6 WLJ!,
I hope to see that you finished because your almost there and it will be a huge favour for me!!. Good Luck and Best Wishes!

Keep up the Hard work your doing

Regards,
Anastacia

Telesia said...

Salaam Inoke,

You have completed Day 6 of the Winter Learning Journey. Well Done. I loved your poem. If you had to go to any of the events that you chose which event would you choose? Once you finsh please explain why.

Keep up the great Work!

Kind Regards,
Telesia

Jacinta Simpson said...

Talofa Inoke,

Thank you for completing Day 6 activities. I really enjoyed reading your poem you created. It painted a clear image for me as if I was there to go through the same experience. You put in so much effort to complete you work. I'm so proud of you Inoke!

Keep up the great work.

Best wishes,

Jacinta

Loto L said...

Malo lelei Inoke,

I really like you poem that you have done.
I can see how much effort the you've put in.

By:Loto (CHURR)

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