Monday, 2 October 2017

New Zealand celebrates Maori Language Week


New Zealand celebrates Maori Language Week

September 12, 2017
Te Reo is being celebrated this week in New Zealand.
The theme for this year is Kia ora te reo Māori which means, “Let the Māori Language live”.
Maori Language Week is about raising awareness about te reo in New Zealand and promoting the language.
According to Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – the Māori Language Commission 130,000 people have conversational fluency, 300,000 are learning at school and 10,000 are learning in tertiary education.
This Thursday, September 14, marks the day in 1972 that the Māori Language Petition was delivered to Parliament. The petition, initiated by activist group Nga Tamatoa, contained more than 30,000 signatures, and paved the way for Māori language to be taught in schools.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? According to Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori - the Maori Language Commission 130, 000 people have conversational fluency, 300, 000 are learning at school and 100, 000 are learning in tertiary education.

2. What was the key event from the news article? Te reo is being celebrated this week in New Zealand.

3. Where did this event take place? This Thursday, September 14, marks the day in 1972 that the Maori Language Petition was delivered to Parliament. The petition, initiated by actitvist group Nga Tamatoa, contained more the 300, 000 signatures, and paved the way for Maori Language to be taught in schools.

4. When did this event take place? Maori Language Week is about raising awareness about te reo in New Zealand and promoting the language.


Friday, 29 September 2017

Turning bush into Butter!

Turning bush into Butter!  

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It was an informal family photo.
The difference between this photo and the one on page nine was that the people on this photo are not standing still.
I can see the cows, the cat and the dogs.
The father and mother are milking cows.
This family is a Maori family.
The photographer was Edward George Child.
This shows what was happening to the forest. It was taken during time of great change, when huge areas of our native bush were being destroyed.
A quicker way of getting rid of native bush was burning it.

The two stories told by this photo is farmers being able to farm but the forest being destroyed.
The hill in the background shows how forests were destroyed for farming.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Dentist Trip 2017

On Tuesday we went to the dentist with my class to get their teeth cleaned up and we waited for the dental nurse in the waiting room and we had some morning tea before we went to the dental room. The dental nurse gave me the Air New Zealand sunglasses and we walked to the X-ray room to get some pictures of my teeth before we walked back to the dental room. The dental nurse scraped and brushed my teeth to get rid of some bits of food out of my mouth and then I got out of the chair and my teeth looked nice and clean. After that we went back to class to have some lunch.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Richie Patterson

On Wednesday Richie Patterson came to my classroom and some of my old friends came from Sommerville School. After morning tea we went to the hall from 3 classrooms and we sat down on the chairs to listen to Richie. First we watched the video of the Rio Olympic Games 2016 and Richie talked about weightlifting. When he first started weightlifting he was trying to lift this weight up but he was too scared to do it and he came 4th place. In 2014 he had to do the 3rd attempt for the weightlifting and he did lift up high because he was so brave. At the end I gave Richie a pen for the iPad and I spoke really clearly.




Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Term 2 Holiday 2017

On the holidays Steph came to my house to teach me how to put some photos on Instagram.
 That night we had Lone Star for dinner with my dad and Noah and on Monday-Sunday I got sick for 7 days and I'm not going anywhere.

 On Monday afternoon we went to Whangarei with Jordyn and Noah and we went to the farm for 3 nights and I saw some puppies which are very cute and a very cool Christmas train set that Roger made.

 On Tuesday we went to the movies with Jassie to see Diary Of a Whimpy Kid The Long Haul and we went to Countdown on the way back to the farm and I found 2 new Cars 3 diecasts that I saw them from the display. After that I saw Roger putting some more buildings and trees on the Christmas train set and it looked great.

 On Wednesday we went to the town basin to take some dogs for a walk and we went another Countdown store and I found 4 more new cars that I saw them on the display and I also found the James Launcher and I was very happy with it. On the way back to the farm we had McDonald's for a snack and I had some chips before we had some dinner.

 On Thursday we went to Nan and Pa's house for a while and we went to bowling with Paul and I played well. That night we had a family dinner and I had a beef burger and some chips and it was yummy.

 On Friday we went back home to see my mum and dad and when I go inside the power came off because a car had crashed into a pole and that was not good.
 We went to Wok n Noodle to have some dinner and as I was about to read the book I had the big seizure which is not good until my mum phoned the ambulance and I get on the ambulance to have checkups.

 On Saturday morning we went to bowling with my mum and there was going to be the competition so I have to win the trophy.

 On Sunday we went to Botany to go shopping with my mum and Noah and I haven't found something new today.


Thursday, 6 July 2017

The Parade Of The America's Cup

 At Queen's Street there is going to be a big parade of cars and trucks and the crowd of people cheered for team New Zealand and they get on the boats and crossed the finish line. So they started the parade from Queens Street then they turn left to the viaduct and finally they zigzag around the harbour and to the finish line.  



Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Sofia Arrives Back In New Zealand

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NASA’s Sofia arrives back in New Zealand

June 28, 2017
On June 28 2017 the NASA Boeing 747SP aircraft has arrived back in Christchurch, New Zealand to study star formations in the southern hemisphere. This Boeing 747SP aircraft is the smallest plane than the other 747s and Sofia carries a 2.5 telescope inside a Boeing 747SP  jetliner to observe the cosmos at infrared wavelengths. This NASA plane stayed at Christchurch International Airport for a while and then took off to the USA.