Monday, 5 December 2016

McLaren F1 crash.

We are aware one of our cars has had an accident, the statement reads. No one has been hurt. There was no speed involved and we have adhered to all safety and road regulations. Skidmarks were visible for up to 80 metres on the road before the crash.The driver, a 65-year-old Australian was taken to the Queenstown Medical Centre with minor injuries.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Four rescued from flooded river near Christchurch.

The Ashley River seen in flood in 2014 (Getty)
Canterbury fire crews rescued four people on Saturday night after a four-wheel van was trapped in the river, near Rangiora. The group, in their 20s tired to cross the river at about 11:30pm when they and another vehicle got stuck in rising floodwaters. A policeman spoke to a 22-year-old driver and tested over the blood alcohol limit. His alcohol limit was over 400 micro grams per litre of breathe . He will appear in court on the 24th of November in Christchurch. Mr Peters says the group were treated by paramedics.  

Friday, 4 November 2016

fireworks in Beijing.

Fireworks light up the skyline of Beijing as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese new year (Reuters)
More than 100 new types of fireworks will debut in beijing at the coming spring festival. They will replace the less safe and now banned bound-cylinder fireworks. The traditional bound-cylinder fireworks typically explode a second time in the air. Clouds of smoke from Lunar New Year fireworks sent air pollution readings soaring in the more sensitive measurement system Beijing started using a little more than a week ago.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Japanese tourists viciously bashed in Rotorua.

Kuirau Park, Rotorua (Wiki Commons)
A man had his jaw broken and a woman had thousands of dollar's worth belongings stolen at Kuirau park in Rotorua on the weekend. The Japanese torists were attacked around 6pm on Saturday at the tourist hotpot by three men said to be aged in their twenties. The male was punched in the face while the woman was pushed to the ground and had her bag stolen.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

emergency stop on Dreamworld ride.

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The person responsible for the emergency stop button on the dreamworld ride that killed four people was an 18-year-old on her first day on the job. however it is also understood the water levels on the ride were lower than normal and a sensor should have triggered an emergency stop but didn't. Two men and two women died on the river rapids ride on Tuesday when a raft flipped over. Two children survived the accident.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Junior Doctors Strike

Junior doctors have begun strike action over a dispute about the number of hours they work and the number of days in a row they have to work. The junior doctors say that the current situation is unsafe, both for them and their patients. Junior doctors work an average of 53 hours a week. Junior doctors have walked off the job at public hospitals across the country 7am Tuesday and wont return to work until 7am Thursday.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Why you should wear sunscreen all year round.

Every year around this time, the warnings start coming- wear sunscreen. However, many experts think that we should be wearing sunscreen all the time not just in summer. Whether at home, in the car, or at school, sunlight is always dangerous. New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world, and it's the fastest-growing cancer worldwide.   

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Botanic Garden.

The New Zealand Native Forest Garden at the Auckland Botanic Gardens
  Botanic Gardens.
Tomorrow on our trip to Auckland botanic gardens I really want to see the Native forest cause I want to go for a long walk alongside streams to see the epiphytic orchid plant that grows upon another plant. Also I want to see a tree fern groves plant and a palm tree. I want to see the fern groves the most because I haven't seen one before!  

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

New Zealanders select Mayors

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New Zealanders have elected their mayors and city. The total result from the local body elections have been very interesting around the country. In Auckland Phil Goff has won the mayoral race run New Zealander's largest city and has told that he wants to cut spending of 3 to 6 percent across the council organisation.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Trip to Tamaki Primry.

Last Wednesday Ruapotaka whole school had to be transported by buses to Tamaki Primary because our roof was being tested by Asbestos company. When we got to Tamaki Primary there principle introduced her self to  Ruapotaka School. So Tamaki Primary was doi
ng a Haka performance. After the Haka Tamaki Primary principle showed us our class room.          

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Sophie Pascoe wins gold.

Swimmer Sophie pascoe has won a gold medal with a world record time in the women's 200 meter. Sophie pascoe swam a time of 2.24.90 minutes, defending her Olympic title from London four years ago. It's Sophie pascoe third medal of the Rio Paralympics and she still has another two events to compete in. Sophie will go into those races as the defending Olympic Champion.   

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Lisa Carrington leads NZ closing ceremony.

Lisa Carrington has lead the most successful Olympic team in New Zealand's history into Maracana Stadium for the closing ceremony at Rio game. The kayaker was chosen for honor after she became the first New Zealand female athlete to win two medals. We won 18 medals four of them gold and are set to officially finish 19th on the medal table. 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Digging for Gold.


Ruapotaka Mini Olympics.

Last Week on Friday Ruapotaka School had our first 2016 Mini Olympics and it started with an opening ceremony outside room 12 and 11.

There were 16 teams. Our team Russia got called to go and do our first mini Olympics activity. It was the gumboot throw on top of the field. Russia was against South Africa. We got to play four different events. At the closing ceremony our teachers were giving out the gold, silver and bronze medals to the people that did well.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mini Olympics-Russia.


Adams wins silver at Rio Games.

Shot put super star Valarie Adams has won sliver medal at the Rio Olympics. Michelle Carter from USA won the final with a sensational 20.63m throw which was too good for Valarie Adams. Carter blew away the competition with her final throw after trailing Valarie Adams for the entire Competition.     

Monday, 15 August 2016

Bond and Murray win Gold.

Rowing greatest team Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have won New Zealand's first gold medal at the Rio Olympics. The pair have won the mean's pair final and means their run victories now sits at 69 races. Bond and Murray sat in about third position over the first 500m of the 2000m race.  

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

New Zealand team Welcomed to Olympic Village.

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New Zealand Olympic team has officially been welcomed to the Games Village. New Zealand national anthem was played and the country's flag raised in a ceremony. The football ferns were first to arrive in Rio, and have been living in the Olympic Village since July 24.     

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

100 meter backstroke.

Link.I only had one more hour left to practice my backstroke. I got out of the pool then I was looking on my watch to see what was my time. My time was 1 Minute so I jump right up in the air and said YAY I DID IT!! Then people started to stared at me. Then I went to get change to go straight home to get my bags ready for the finals. Early in the morning I got up then went straight to the Olympic Aquatic center for the finals.

Friday, 29 July 2016

My Olympic Mascot.

Today our class had to make our own Mascot by using Sumo paint. My Mascot Represent the Rio Olympics and he is a Swimmer. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Maori Language Week starts.

Maori Language Week kicked off with a parade through the middle of wellington. The parade of Sixteen floats and thousands of participants wound its way through the CBD from the train station to Te papa around lunch-time.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

My Speech On Healthy Eating.

Last Tuesday I had to say my speech in front my class. I chose this topic because it was an easy topic to do for my speech. The best part of my speech was when I explained 
why fruit is important to us. My speech was 2 minutes and 30 seconds long. The people that are in the Speech finals are Sebastian, MinZin, Meafou and Samuel.   

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Queenstown Winter Festival.

 In 100 days Earnslaw Park will once again be the place to be to celebrate the launch of the  Queenstown Winter Festival. Photo supplied. Link
On Friday Night there was massive festival fireworks displayed over Queens town Bay, and performances from local and Visiting bands. The Festivities and Carnival will continue for ten more days.   The warm temperature had got higher while the cold air had gone away. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

John Key visits Fiji

The prime Minster of New Zealand visited Fiji last week. He needed to have a conversation with their leader.  Their Prime Minister defended the fact that he has banned some New Zealand media reporters from entering Fiji. 

Friday, 10 June 2016

Leopard Escapes Zoo in Utah, USA.

A leopard had escaped from his enclosure in Hogle Zoo at Salt Lake City, Utah. Hundreds of zoo visitors took shelter inside buildings such as cafes or gift shops and Other. The 4-year-old female leopard was found by Visitors at the zoo about an hour later sleeping on a high outdoor ledge in a public area .        

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


Matariki is a Maori name for a small cluster of stars. Matariki is all about helping and  celebrating Maori New Year. For many Maori the first New Moon after the rise of Matariki signals the start of New Year celebrations. Matariki has always been an Important time in the Maori calendar.     

Thursday, 26 May 2016

(Bees) From farm to table.

This is what I did for my inquiry yesterday afternoon. I was working with Matali, Isabell, popi, Henare and Teremoana.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Circus lions return to home.

Their were thirty-three circus lions that were returned home from Peru and Colombia. It was organised by Animal defenders. Most of the lions claws had been removed. One of the lions had lost one of their eyes. The thirty-three lions will be returned to Africa by next week after spending years in South America.   

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Moa bones found in South Canterbury

On the South Island Moa bones were found on a beach. The bones that were found were both female and male bones. 

As well there was a smaller bone from a much smaller male. They were found in some soil. There were about 40 bones that were found.   

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Digital art.

This is my sumo paint art that we did on Thursday afternoon. We used the sumo paint programme and drew a Maori pattern. 
I searched online images and found a pattern I liked. Then I  drew the pattern that I wanted. It looks good.   

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Waitangi Day.

On waitangi day me, my uncle and my two little brothers went to McDonald's to buy them  frozen coke and I had a frozen pineapple. When we ordered our frozen coke we got given a number to wait for to come up on the TV. While we were waiting me and my brohers went and played on the park and my uncle was watching us and waiting for the number to pop up on the TV. When it came up we went and got it.