Monday, 19 June 2017

How to make Tapa Cloth.

  1. First you need to peel the inner bark off the mulberry tree. Once you have peeled off the inner bark, then wind the bark into curls then hang them into the sun to dry. Next beat the strips off the bark by one at a time till it is flat.

  1. After you have done beating the bark, then soak the bark in hot water till it gets soggy. When you have tooked out the wet bark, then leave it to dry outside in the sun. Before applying all the layers you have to put the tapa on the tutua then you start beating the bark more with the Ike.

  1. When you had done adding all the bark, then you lay the tapa on the ground then start working by rubbing the umea on each layer before putting all the layers together.

  1. After putting all the layers together then lay it outside to get dry. Now once you think your tapa is fully dry. You then get the koka tree and Squeezed all the juice out and then mix it with the coconut milk to make the dark brown color dye for your tapa.

  1. Then use an old woody pandanus seed for your paint brush, then you start drawing your pattern on you own Tapa.

Waitangi Falls turns into raging torrent

Rural South Auckland's Waitangi falls has turned into raging torrent as the wild weather continues to lash New Zealand.The video showed the murky brown water hammering down, sweeping debris away and sending spray into the air.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


On Tech day, the Yr 8 change Tech class. So we went to Mr Pineda to do Graphics. Once we got there we started to draw our own design about fruits that we can think of. When I had finish my design, Mr Pineda put them all up on the board. We also get points only if we behave, be reasonable and be respectful. Last year for Graphics I got the highest points in Mr Pineda class, but now I really don't know who got the highest points.  

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Our Last Tech.

Last Wednesday, We went to Tamaki Collage. Once we got there I was partnered up with Meafou, and we made Blueberry Muffins. We had to preheat the Oven to 180c degrees, once we got all of the ingredients ready, Meafou and I had turns mixing the mixture. Once we finished cooking our Blueberry Muffins we took it to School and ate it from there. They tasted delicious!! 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Cyclone Donna leftovers bring heavy rain to New Zealand

Get ready for heavy rain as the cyclone heads towards to New Zealand, people are warned to prepare for flooding.  Auckland should expect the heaviest rain on Thursday night. When the cyclone hits New Zealand, it expected to bring heavy rain and heavy winds. New Zealand , as up to 200mm of rain is expected to fall around Nelson.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

$7 for a head of lettuce as post-cyclone vege price hike continues

Iceberg lettuce prices have soared to $7 a head following a shortage thanks to a wet and wild growing season. Photo/ Supplied

Shoppers are paying up to 7$ for lettuce. Cauliflower were also pricey, selling for $7.99 at one New World and $6.49 at Auckland Countdown. At New World Victoria park, iceberg lettuces cost $7 for a head wrap or $6.99 unwrapped. Bagged lettuce was also expensive, between $4 and $6. The humble cabbage was selling for 6.99 at New World, but it only $2.50 at Countdown.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Fire guts central Christchurch flat, injuring one person

                                 A Barbadoes St flat went up in flames early on Sunday morning.

A fire that gutted a central Christchurch flat was allegedly lit by the woman who lived there. The front unit of the barbadoes St property was ablaze when emergency services arrived about 8:25am on Sunday. The woman was taken to Christchurch hospital where she was treated for very minor, which the police said. Neighbors reported hearing bangs before going outside and seeing the street filled with firefighters, police and the ambulance staff. They arrested the woman and she'll appear in court on Monday.