Friday, 14 July 2017

Day 7 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)

)Bonus Activity: On your blog, post a video or write a description about your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?

To earn full points for this activity, you must talk about what you learned, what you liked and what you about your great kiwi road trip.

Day 7 Weekly Activity (Activity 2)

Activity 2: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.

On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favourite books!

I find drinking hot drinks relaxing so this is me relaxing and drinking a fine hot chocolate in a cold morning.

Day 7 Weekly Activity ( Activity 1)

Activity 1: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come. With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighborhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog.

I would talk to the families around my street and see if I can form some kind of group that helps to keep our nieghbourhood clean and to inspire other neighbourhoods to do the same. First we will have Monday,Wednesday and Friday as a day to collect rubish around our area and make our neighbourhood clean and rusbishless.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Day 6 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)

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.
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 ☺
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.
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My Opinion
First I think the third video the Haka is the best and then the first video and then the second one.

Day 6 Weekly Activity (Activity 2 )

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.

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1#. I would start with Te Papa's first Matariki ritual because it kinds of has a warm nice feeling. People around Aotearoa come together and share stories and remember those who died last year.

Image result for kaumata's haka2#. I would also choose the Kaumatua's Kapa haka because it's looks fun to learn and to do. The Kaumatua kapa haka is performed by elder Maori's around New Zealand, the haka is the last performance for Matariki.

Image result for matariki fire works3#.Lastly I chose the Matariki fireworks. I chose it because fireworks are always fun to watch. The Matariki fireworks represents are starting of the new year and celebrating the year that passed us.

Day 6 Weekly Activity (Activity 1 )

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…

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It's a Welcoming place to be, but family and
friends are so far from me. To be in an unfamiliar, place makes me shy and scared which just makes me wanna stay in bed. I feel the wind blow as I am putting my toes in the wet sand, yet I still feel I'm in a strange land. Day after day I am starting to feel home and my level of happiness and rising above low.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Day 5 Weekly Activity (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity: You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!

On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not?

Image result for otago trailImage result for otago trailI would say, absolutely yes because it sounds like fun, it might be refreshing. I said yes because it's always great trying new things even though the trail is that long.