Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Ruapotaka on 3...1, 2, 3 RUAPOTAKA!

Yesterday Tristan, Leaaepeni, Konzay, Nataaliyah, Mary-Ruth, Kate, Agueer, Madisyn, Kotipi and I went to the inter-school netball tournament at the Auckland Netball Centre in St. Johns. Our first game wasn't until 10:20 because we had a BYE. We played 6 games in total, lost 3 games, won 2 and drew 1. We placed 13th out of 20. We played against St. Pius, Pt. England, Glen Innes and Sylvia Park in our pool, Glenbrae in the Semi Finals and Panmure Bridge in the Finals. I enjoyed playing beside my teammates and I am proud of how well they did.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Antique Flag Returned Home

A rare and antique flag has been returned to the Kingitanga by the Anglican Church. It first surfaced in the Anglican Church in England and has officially been signed over to Kingitanga after forgetting they had it. Ross Bay, the Anglican Bishop of Auckland said that it was finally time for the taonga to return home. The flag will be welcomed back to the Turangawaewae marae formally next week.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Kayaking Is Fun!

Today my class and I returned to the Vector Wero Whitewater Park for a second session. This time we went kayaking instead of rafting. After getting changed we put on our wet suits, boots, life jackets and helmets. Next we went over to our instructor Josh. We listened as he told us what to do if we fall out of the kayak, how to paddle and how to be safe. It was funny because many people, including me, fell out of our kayaks! Over all I really enjoyed kayaking with my classmates and I appreciate having the opportunity to experience kayaking.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

New Zealand Attempting To Save The Hoiho

Image result for hoiho nz

A plan has been revealed that New Zealand is attempting to save the Yellow-Eyed (Hoiho) penguin.
The announcement was made by the Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage. Following the announcement, she released a draft strategy to restore the yellow-eyed population. The penguins have had a series of poor breeding seasons which have affected the numbers. The new plan focuses on the pressure the penguins are facing, such as humans activities, climate change and predators.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Silver Ferns For The Win!

New Zealand now holds the title of 2019 Netball World Champions when they defeated Australia in the Netball World Cup. It was a very close game, the final score was 52-51.

The Silver Ferns led 28-25 by the end of the second quarter but by the third they led by 4. Australia fought back in the last quarter and managed to get ahead, luckily the Silver Ferns fought hard and won by 1. I'm so proud of the Silver Ferns, after all, they were the role models that inspired me to play netball! 

Monday, 1 July 2019

Our Trip To The Tamaki Estuary

On Monday 1st July my school and I went and cleaned up the Tamaki Estuary. We split off into groups and cleaned the Estuary. Sadly, we didn't get to pick up all the rubbish we saw but we managed to clean up most of it. All the trash that we found were put into green buckets. When we finished we tipped all the rubbish into bags. We managed to collect three big bags full of rubbish. We then washed and sanitised our hands, had lunch, and as a reward, played on the playground!

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Don't Fall Out!

On Friday 21 June my class and I went to the Wero Whitewater Park.

After watching the safety video we got changed into our togs and put our gear on. We had to wear a wet suit, a life jacket, a helmet and wet boots.
Before getting into our rafts, we learnt about how to cross a river. First we went individually, then in pairs and finally in a triangle formation.
Then we got into our rafts! There were six of us in one raft. It was thrilling and got my heart racing! When we finished whitewater rafting we had the opportunity to jump in the water and have a swim! There were two separate groups, one for the big jump, one for the little jump.
Overall I really enjoyed it. It was an amazing experience.