Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Friday, 14 July 2017
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.
What kind of animal I chose? - I chose this Kiwi bird
- My first reason why I chose this kiwi bird because it’s the bird that represents our country New Zealand people.
- My second reason why I chose this kiwi bird because in New Zealand the people are called New Zealanders and but they are most known as Kiwi’s that’s why I chose this animal.
- My third reason why I chose this animal is because the kiwi bird’s are known as national birds in New Zealand. So they are kinda famous in New Zealand.
What do they eat?
Kiwi birds like to eat white grubs, Grubs are the larvae of Japanese. Kiwi birds also eat worms as well just like what normals birds eat.
Where do they live?
Kiwi birds mostly like to live on a wetland. They also like to live where trees run down to the river’s edge.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Bonus Activity: When you finish your interview with Laura, you decide to keep on interviewing people. For this activity, your task is to conduct a real interview with an actual member of your family. Please ask them to think about their five (5) favourite things to do in the out-of-doors. They can be things that they enjoy doing on land or in the water. Post the list of outdoor activities on your blog.
Interview with my Cousin Simione:
1.He loves cutting the lawns.
2.He loves Rugby Union.
3.He loves planting.
4.He loves playing basketball with his friends.
5.He loves going beach with his family.
Activity 2: As an island nation, New Zealand is completely surrounded by water. It is the perfect place for people who like to swim or to sail! While in Dargaville, recovering from your busy day of sightseeing, you notice a number sailboats going by. One of the boats is manned by a young German girl named Laura Dekker. At the age of fourteen she sailed around the world the entire world by herself. You can watch a short video clip about her adventures here: Laura Dekker sailing trip.
Let’s imagine that you had the chance to interview Laura while in Dargaville. On your blog post five questions that you would ask her.
5 questions I would ask her?
1.Who inspired you to become a sailor?
2.Why do you sail around world?
3.Are you scared when your sail in the pacific?
4. Which is the best country you have sailed to?
5.What age did you start sailing at?
Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea
After a short ride through Auckland it is time to start exploring the rest of the country. Today you are going to venture around the north island of New Zealand to look at active volcanoes, gorgeous beaches, windswept coastline and lush, green bush. As a group, you will start at Rangitoto, the largest volcano in New Zealand before driving west to Karekare, a stunning beach on the outskirts of Auckland. You will finish the day by driving north to visit Tane Mahuta, the oldest living kauri tree in New Zealand.
(1)Rangitoto: http://www.doc.govt.nz/rangitoto; (2) Karekare: http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/themes/beaches/88348522/nz-has-one-of-the-best-beaches-in-the-world-according-to-passport-magazine; (3) Tane Mahuta: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/328117/track-to-tane-mahuta-to-be-closed-for-tree%27s-protection
Activity 1: After a very busy day of sightseeing you and your group drive from Tane Mahuta to your hotel in Dargaville. When you arrive you decide to sit down and record your thoughts in your travel diary.
Before you start writing, take a minute to read more about Rangitoto island, Karekare beach and Tane Mahuta. On your blog, tell us which of the three places you most enjoyed visiting and why.
I enjoyed visiting Rangitoto Island because I saw the different kinds of birds that were there and where they lived.
Reason for visiting Rangitoto Island
I would want to count how many trees there is in Rangitoto because it will be interesting so I can compare how many trees in other country's and compare it to Ranigitoto's and see which has most trees
Monday, 10 July 2017
Bonus Activity: Now it’s time to start your tour! Curious Kiwi decides to start by taking you on a short tour through downtown Auckland. You stop at the Sky Tower, the tallest building in all of New Zealand. When you look up, you see a huge New Zealand flag on the top of the tower. This flag was created back in 1902. That makes the New Zealand flag 115 years old!
Last year, the Prime Minister of New Zealand suggested that we should replace the flag with a new, updated design. He invited everyone in New Zealand to come up with their own flag design and submit it.
For this activity, it is your turn to design a new flag. Use any drawing programme that you wish. I would recommend using the Google Drawings programme or the Flag Designer website. It allows you to create a flag in three easy steps. When you are done, take a screenshot of your flag and post it on your blog. Here is an example:
To earn full points you must describe the flag, in words, below the picture. Please tell us what is on the flag and what inspired your design.
My flag is very simple
The white X represents the white clouds in the sky. The black triangles represents the night. The blue triangles represents the morning.The sun represents the Light of the world.
I'm inspired from my own design because it shows how beautiful our country New Zealand is.
Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch the Tourist video for Auckland to learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.
My 5 activities from the video:
- Going to the shops in Ponsonby.
- Visiting rangitoto the Landmark of new Zealand.
- Going to the main public park Auckland Domain and watch the locals play cricket.
- Taking your kids to the Auckland zoo so they can meet the animals of Africa.
- Visiting Rainbow end with your kids and Family.
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Activity 1: Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website☺.
The 3 Facts:
- Sir Edmund Hillary was the first New Zealander that has climbed Mount Everest.
- Maori people greet others with a hongi.
- New zealanders refer to themselves as kiwis