Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Incy Wincy Spider

TASK DESCRIPTION: This term everyone performed what they were doing for this term. This term our teachers have said to team 4 that we could choose out of the Incy Wincy spider our E L PEPE and for this term I picked the Incy Wincy Spider. It was a very exciting term this term.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Practice Work

Walt: to be able to solve addition and subtraction problems

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017


today me and my family went for a walk then we went to eat some food after we went to the pools then after we went to KFC then we went to my Nan's house we stayed there. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

cool math games

I am just playing on cool math games yous should check it out there's a lot of games and it is fun and cool.

apple crumble

today and yesterday me and my family made some apple crumble with some apple it was so fun and cool and yum after we made it we ate it with ice cream it was fun.

Monday, 9 October 2017


today me and my family went for a walk to my Nan's house it was a long walk and fun and cool.

Sunday, 8 October 2017


today my little brother just turn 4 months and my mum and sister made a cake and i was at the doctors in GI it was a chocolate cake after my mum and sister finished the cake 'and then we all went to my Nan's house and ate the cake there. 


yesterday me and my family went to the movies to watch emoji movie it was so cool and funny and it  is all about what is in your phone and emoji.

Friday, 6 October 2017


Today me and my mum and one sisters and one brother and two cousin was at my Nan's house we went for a walk around the block then we went to the alleyway then we spotted at the dairy my said we can get one lollies each then we walked back to my Nan's house. 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

making on monday

yesterday on Monday me and my family was making brownie and red velvet cupcakes it was so fun and amazing and super cool. me and my brother was making the brownie and my other sister's was making the red velvet cupcakes first me and my brother made it first after we finish we went to have a shower and then my two sister started making there red velvet cupcakes. 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

making cake

Today me and my sister and my auntie was going to make chocolate cake first we went to pack and save we got the ingredients then we went to my Nan's house to make it there it was so fun to make it my auntie was taking some photos of us and the cake when we the cake was finish me and my family started to eat it it was so yum. 

ghosts book

I just was looking at a ghosts book if you type up ghosts book there is a lot of  images  i got this book from the Duffy Group it is interesting i was reading it for two days it is a nice story it makes you want to read it and stay in bed. and it makes you feel lazy and tired.


this morning i got ready to go Church after i got ready i went to have breakfast then my family got in the car after we went church 
we went home and and got change we stayed at home for an minutes then we went to my Nan's house.
                                  The End.  

Saturday, 30 September 2017


this morning i woke up and made backfires and then i got change then my mum said to go in the car so we can get my mum herbal tea and milkshake. I went in the car then my mum started the car 
after we got my mum's milkshake and then we went to do our laundry when the laundry was still going my mum said to us we are going to the eyelashes shop after that we went to get the laundry then we went home and did the laundry after i went for a shower because we were going to a baptism we ate a lot of food we came back at 8:20 then I went home and got change then me and my dad and sister went to my Nan's house then i went home.     
                               The End 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

2D shapes

  1. Walt: We are learning to identify 2D shapes and its features.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Image result for muffinshi guys me and my sister and my brother was baking for my papa because hi was sick we made muffins here is some images.

Friday, 14 July 2017


hi guys it me Lucy and I am having a birthday party it was so fun and me and my family and to gravity it was so fun and I was so tide. here is some Images.

Monday, 10 July 2017


hi guys I just started cleaning my naan house it was so mess we are cleaning her house because she went to Tonga to see her family I miss her so much and I love her and she is coming back so we are
making and surprise for her. stay soon to look at my winter learning journey.  Image result for holiday

Saturday, 8 July 2017

matariki lights

hi guys it me Lucy and tonight it was matariki lights and I just saw some and here is some photos
to show if you know.
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Shag Point/Matakaea has a rich history, from early Ngai Tahu settlement to historic coalmining. The area has diverse marine life. It has interesting flora, is great for wildlife viewing, and is geologically fascinating.
Matakaea is jointly managed by DOC and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu. Matakaea has Topuni status. The mana (authority) and rangatiratanga (chieftainship) of Ngai Tahu over the area is recognised publicly by this status. Ngai Tahu takes an active role in managing the natural and cultural values of the area.

Marine mammal viewing

Flat rock platforms provide an easy haul-out site for New Zealand fur seals, and cliff-top viewing areas allow you to observe seal behaviour without disturbing their rest. Keep an eye out for whale or dolphin activity offshore - you may be lucky!


An unusual feature of this site is snow tussock and other alpine species, such as the large alpine daisy (Celmisia hookerii), growing at low altitude and so close to the coast. The rare lily Iphigenia novae-zelandiae also grows here.

The rocky shore is lined with rimurapa (bull kelp). Just offshore are dense forests of giant bladder kelp, which are among the best examples of macrocystis in New Zealand.

Maori history

This area was used by the early moa hunters. Nearby, Shag/Waihemo River Mouth yielded important archaeological evidence of Ngai Tahu lifestyles dating back to the 12th century. Moa skeletons and many artefacts found here are displayed at the Otago Museum.
The Matakaea area has been occupied for many centuries and is the site of numerous urupa (burial grounds) and wahi tapu (sacred sites).
Matakaea is the name of the pa (fortified village) that overlooked Waihemo/Shag River Mouth. The name is linked with Arai Te Uru canoe, which capsized off Moeraki. The crew managed to swim, leaving the cargo to wash ashore. The crew members fled inland, and were transformed into mountains.
The Arai Te Uru canoe is said to have carried kumara from Hawaiiki, along with the karakia (incantations) and tikanga (customs) connected with planting it successfully.


Large round boulders (of Arai Te Uru legend) can be found embedded in the soft sandstone of the rock shelf along the shoreline. The smooth wave-worn mudstones of this headland also contain well-preserved fossils.
A seven-metre marine reptile, a plesiosaur, was found here and is now part of the University of Otago fossil collection.


Whalers discovered the first bituminous coal in New Zealand here in the 1830s. By 1862 the exposed coal seams were found to be commercially viable and were successfully mined until 1972, when flooding eventually closed shafts that extended under the coast. Evidence of coal mining is still obvious throughout the reserve.
A small natural boat harbour was once a traditional tauraka waka (canoe landing place). Early miners shipped coal from here in sailing and steam colliers. Today the harbour is used by recreational anglers and divers to launch their boats.


Visitors are requested to eat and drink only in designated areas, away from burial grounds and other sacred sites.
There is no onsite accomodation, and camping is not permitted. Trotters Gorge campsite is nearby, and there are places to stay at Palmerston, Moeraki and Hampden.
Dogs are not permitted in the reserve.

Getting there

Shag Point is signposted 9 km north of Palmerston on SH1. Turn at the sign onto Shag Point Road, and follow until you reach the reserve carpark.
click here Shag Point for more

One of the best places at Lake Tarawera for a geothermal soak. The bush pool is located in a very rustic setting, so do not expect any mod cons when you come to visit. Easily assessable by boat, if you know the way and it is also assessable by the Tarawera Trail, again but if only if you know the way. There is not a sign post insight to lead you to this spot so if you want to take the guess work out of trying to locate it you would probably be best to catch a Water Taxi there. Totally Tarawera regularly goes to this spot as part of one of their Cultural and Geothermal tours. You are given the opportunity to enjoy a geothermal soak before we then go on to Te Rata Bay (Hot Water Beach) for a short visit before returning to The Landing where this particular tour began.

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Story Summary

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In the past, Māori used waka (canoes) just as we use cars today. New Zealand’s waterways were like roads, running along the coast and up rivers. Waka would be paddled along them, carrying people and goods. Some Māori still build traditional waka today.

Polynesian voyaging waka

The first settlers arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) in large waka from Polynesia. The journey lasted up to a month, and the waka were big enough to carry many people and enough food. These ancient craft were probably double-hulled – rather like two canoes side by side. Māori tribes trace their ancestors from these important waka.

Waka in New Zealand

Waka are built from tree trunks. In Polynesia, waka were narrow and not very stable, because they were carved from narrow trees. Some canoes had outriggers at the side to keep them steady. But New Zealand had vast forests of big trees such as tōtara and kauri. Māori built wider waka that were more stable in the water, with no outriggers.

Waka taua – the largest waka

These were up to 30 metres long, and some could hold 100 people. They were beautifully carved at front and back. Warriors used them to go to battle, and the vessels were considered to be sacred.

Waka tētē – fishing canoes

Waka tētē had simpler carving than waka taua. Tribal groups used them to carry goods and people along rivers and the coast. Later they were used for trading at ports such as Auckland.

Mōkihi – rafts

In the North Island the Ngāti Porou people made fishing rafts from layers of wood, tied together with vines. South Island tribes made them by lashing together bundles of dry bulrushes or flax flower stalks.

Waka tīwai – river canoes

These were very common, and were also used for fun and for racing. They were light and swift enough to jump over logs in the water.

Parts of the waka

Most vessels had the same basic parts:
  • hiwi (hull): the body of the canoe
  • tauihu (prow): the front
  • taurapa (stern): the back
  • rauawa (gunwales): the upper edges along each side.
Waka were usually moved with wooden paddles or poles. Some had sails made of raupō (a reed) or flax. The anchors were stones tied with rope. 
click here wakas for more

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Nature and conservation

The area provides a range of spectacular mountain scenery, wide valleys, rivers and streams, lakes and tarns, beech forest, and waterfalls. Visitors are able to see and hear a range of native birds including bell birds and chi. It is also the location of some of  DOC's important work with endangered wildlife such as mohair and Makarios and native plants such as mistletoe.

Conservation history

Marble Hill, between Springs Junction and Maria Springs, holds a special place in the history of conservation in New Zealand. In 1997 the then Minister of Conservation announced the protection of a large area of beech and Podgorica forest containing ecological, wildlife and scenic reserves.

Getting there

Access to the scenic reserve is from SH7 (the Lewis Pass Highway), east of Reef-ton
click here The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve for more.

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Ride one of New Zealand's interisland ferries between the North Island and South Island for a ferry journey unlike any other! Whether you're travelling with a vehicle, or solely as a passenger, the ferry is a great alternative to flying. One of the most picturesque ferry rides in the world, the trip takes just over three hours and operates year-round.New Zealand's two main islands are divided by a famously rough stretch of water called the Cook Strait. There are two ways to cross the Cook Strait: by plane or by interisland ferry.New Zealand's interisland ferry services offer an affordable, relaxing and breathtaking journey between the North Island and the South Island, taking in the spectacular Marlborough Sounds en route. The ferry journey in either direction takes approximately three hours and 15 minutes.

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ector’s dolphin is the smallest of the dolphins. Mature adults have a total length of 1.2–1.6 m (3 ft 11 in–5 ft 3 in) and weigh 40–60 kg (88–132 lb).[5] The species is sexually dimorphic, with females being slightly longer and heavier than males. The body shape is stocky, with no discernible beak. The most distinctive feature is the rounded dorsal fin, with a convex trailing edge and undercut rear margin.
The overall appearance is pale grey, but closer inspection reveals a complex and elegant combination of colours. The back and sides are predominantly light grey, while the dorsal fin, flippers, and flukes are black. The eyes are surrounded by a black mask, which extends forward to the tip of the rostrum and back to the base of the flipper. A subtly shaded, crescent-shaped black band crosses the head just behind the blowhole. The throat and belly are creamy white, separated by dark-grey bands meeting between the flippers. A white stripe extends from the belly onto each flank below the dorsal fin.
At birth, Hector’s dolphin calves have a total length of 60–80 cm (24–31 in) and weigh 8–10 kg (18–22 lb).[6] Their coloration is the same as adults, although the grey has a darker hue. Four to six vertical pale stripes, caused by fetal folds affecting the pigmentation, are present on the calf’s body until an age of about six months.

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DOC completed a significant restoration programme on Rangitoto Island and its neighbor Tuamotu Island. The islands are now a safe pest-free haven for precious native flora and fauna to survive and thrive.
The popular summit track climbs through the world's largest pohutukawa forest. The peak is 259 metres above sea level, so you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. click here Rangitoto  for more.

In 1993, Jane Campion’s Oscar Winning The Piano made Karekare an international star, with everyone talking about the beautiful black-sand beach.
Karekare beach is located on Auckland's west coast between Piha in the north and Whatipu in the south.
It is a 50 minute drive from downtown Auckland and a 20 minute drive from the Arataki Visitor Centre.
One of Auckland's most spectacular beaches and wilderness areas, and part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Karekare offers excellent surf, walking and picnicking.
Swimmers are advised to only swim between the flags.
Karekare waterfall, known by the Kawerau people as ‘Te Ahoaho' or ‘pendulous white thread', is nestled a short walk from the main beach arrival area.
Karekare has attracted some of New Zealand’s finest painters: Albrecht, Binney, Blomfield, Buchanan and Siddell.
Writers like Curnow and Stead have written about it, filmmakers like Jane Campion (The Piano), Barry Barclay and Niki Caro (Memory and Desire) have set major films there. The landscape is both magical and powerful, a magnet for photographers. click here Karekare for more

This short walk leads you under cooling shade of the forest canopy to the majestic Tāne Mahuta, New Zealand's largest living kauri tree.
Not far into the walk, a sweeping corner of the track suddenly brings you face to face with the ‘Lord of the Forest’. When you catch your first breath-taking view of this magnificent tree, you'll feel compelled to pause for a while. You can almost feel Tāne Mahuta’s strength and ancient presence, and its overwhelming size makes visitors look like dwarfs. 
There is a wooden fence and a seat to view the tree. To get a broader view of Tāne Mahuta, you can move further along the track, which then leads to another viewing platform.

Getting there

The Tāne Mahuta Walk is signposted from SH12, which runs through the Waipoua Forest. The southern township of Dargaville is 65 km away and the northern township of Omapere is 18 km.
The road widens at the Tāne Mahuta car park to accommodate visitor vehicles. There is a picnic area, and toilets located 25 m back from the car park on the opposite side of the road from the track entrance.
click to watch and video Waipoua Forest  cilck here Tane Mahuta for more.

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The two World Wars saw heavy casualties inflicted on the New Zealand male population. But it also saw loyalty to your friends and comrades — ‘mate ship’ — become a prized social value. This quality is still seen on the sporting field today.
Rugby football is the most popular spectator sport in New Zealand, with the legendary All Blacks recently winning the Rugby World Cup. Though the sport has public school beginnings in England, in New Zealand, rugby is definitely the grass-roots sport of the ‘average bloke’. click for Facts

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Hi guys it is me Lucy and I am in the winter learning journey I look forward int he challenges I will find in this activity, and I also look forward in finding and viewing what other participants can do with their use of time in relation to blogging. This will help me build a lot of positive relationships and friendships online, and also find a lot more strategies in learning and blogging more digitally. 

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