Monday, 4 December 2017

Culture Groups!

So this year on term 4, we are now starting to practice our culture group. Which are Samoan, Tonga, Maori and Cook Islands. Around week 5 last term the Tongan culture groups started before all the other groups. But this term the Samoan and Maori culture groups are going to start around week 4 or 6. For culture groups mostly some of Rm 12 and 11 gets nervous and confused. So this year I hope it goes really well!  

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Manaiakalani film fest.

Yesterday around 12:04 p.m. we were all lucky to take a bus to Sylvia park, to go and watch all the Manaiakalani school films at the Hoyts. Ones we arrived inside the cinema we all waited quietly for about 5 minutes for all the schools to arrive. Most of Manaiakalani films were interesting and really creative. I was completely nervous for our movie to begin. Overall I had a great time watching all the Manaiakalani movies!

      Enjoy watching our Movie!          
                      Actors: Rm12 Yr8

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Glass Work

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Today we went to tech and once we arrived there I knew that we were about to do a new technology. Which was making stuff out of glass, in Mr Grundy work shop. We were about to make our objects, before that Mr Grundy showed all of us an video of how to start off drawing our designs. Before we were about to start, Mr Grundy warned all of us lots of rules before we start. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

First Day of Tech Term 4

On the first day of tech, we went to Mr Grundy work shop to finish off our glass that we made last term. Once we arrived, Mr Grundy welcome us all into his work shop. We all went to grab our glass board which had our work on top. So all of us had to go to Mr Grundy's work table, because Mr Grundy is about to show us all the steps. We had a fun time back at tech.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Practicing Cross Country.

This week we started practicing Cross Country on Monday to Friday every week for our daily fitness in the morning. Every morning we have to run two laps around the streets, but for the Yr 8 and Yr 7 finals we have to run about three to four laps around. Today was our first time running which we did really well for the first day, but it was tiring. I hope we get better than before. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Yesterday after morning tea,  was exited to go orienteering to do a fun activity with the whole room 12. After 20 minutes of play it was time to do orienteering, everyone line up to be given each a clip card and a map. When it was time for me to start I looked confused so I had to tell Meana to help me. When I was done with the first course which was course 2, I moved on to the next course until it finished. It was tiring but fun!!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Paper Mache

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Yesterday between morning tea, we went to tech. after 3 mins, we arrive to Tamaki collage then we all head to graphics. Then we started to get the equipment all ready. Mr Pineda gave us all a balloon each to make our Mache. Once we left our Mache to get dry for about one week an a half.  We came back to technology to check if our Mache was dry. Most of our Mache was dry and wasn't, so I decided to add more layers of glue and paper. So I had to leave my Mache for another week to dry.    

Friday, 28 July 2017

Pasifika performance

Today after morning tea we went to the multipurpose to perform our song from the movie Moana How Far I'll Go. Every class had to come up with an item to perform which relates to our Pasifika Study. Most of the performances were the classes singing, for room 6's performance they chose to do a cat walk as they showcased their Tongan and Samoan wear. Once there performance were done the audience gave them a clap. I really enjoyed watching every classes performances.  

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Practising our Skipping.


This Term, we've been practising our skipping on the basketball court. Our warm up was helping us to get better and better. While we were skipping Mrs Golder was recording us, to see who was going to be in the skip off and who's putting in more effort. I think if we keep on practising we will get better than before on our skipping. Right now we are  practising everyday our skipping, after our daily fitness to get ready for next Wednesday. 

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.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Pilot watches $2m helicopter pulled from Porirua Harbour

The Helicopter that crashed into Porirua Harbour on Tuesday has been recovered from the water. The pilot Rick Lucas, who was in the aircraft when it crashed, and his 13 year old son Bryan watched it as it came in. As the helicopter drop to the water, their were floating attached blow up bags on the side of the helicopter. Mr Lucas confirmed he will appear in court later this month on a charge of careless use of an aircraft.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Residents of four Edgecumbe streets allowed home.

People who live in 46 houses in Southeaster Edgecumbe are being allowed to return home. The residents will have water services, but will have to use portaloos. There was a measure of relief on Sunday for some people who live in the drier areas of the flood ravaged bay of plenty township, as they were allowed behind the cordon to visit their homes for the first time. Sixteen hundred people fled the bay of plenty town on Thursday in a hurry when a flood-wall gave way.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Had calls from a weird overseas number lately?

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If you received a phone calls from an unknown overseas number yesterday, you weren't the only one. In the past few days there's been an increase in attempts at a spam technique known Wangiri. News-hub has been contacted by dozens of people over the past 48 hours who have received missed calls, usually from numbers beginning with 0088 or 002, originating in chad, a landlocked country in North Central Africa.

Cooking at Technology.

Last Week Wednesday Yr 8 and Yr 7 went to tech, and made homemade mince pies. So I was team up with Athens and Meafou. When we had finish cooking our pies Mrs Tuipulotu says to us to clean the kitchen before we head back to School. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Robbie Rakete

Yesterday after morning tea, we went to a special assembly. To go and see Robbie Rakete, that was acting for the brown Wiggle and also he spent 14 years hosting a high-Rating breakfast on Auckland's Mai FM radio. Also he was talking about his favorite book Astesix and the golden sickle, that was made in the olden days.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sneaky snake snared at Auckland Airport

A live snake was caught on the Auckland Airport on Sunday after hitching a ride on a private jet. It appears the snake had crawled into the wheel housing of a private jet that arrived from Brisbane. We don't have snake population in New Zealand. Bio-security officials are doing their best to make sure it stays away. They say the aircraft was stationed in Brisbane for six weeks before it coming to New Zealand.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Everyday Theater.

In the morning, after fitness we went into Room 12. To watch a Everyday Theater, Ones it started she was telling us the story, while she was acting to it. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Car crashes into fence in Otara, police hunting suspect.

There was a car crash into the fence outside a seventh Day Adventist church in Otara, and police with guns on the street. Now police is hunting suspect. One local said on Facebook they' been told a man with a shotgun had been spotted in the area. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

There's a $6.5 million Powerball ticket floating around Gisborne

Someone who bought a ticket at Grant Bros in Gisborne on Saturday has won $6.5 million with powerball. Lotto NZ is waiting for the winner to come forward and collect their prize, and is urging locals to look for any unchecked lotto tickets. It's the largest ever prize won by a Gisborne player, and the fourth first division powerball win this year. 

Monday, 13 March 2017

Mum crash that killed 2-year-old daughter.

A mother has been found guilty of causing the death of her two year old daughter, after crashing the car. daughter, saphire was thrown from the car following the sate highway 50A accident. The 21 year old and another passenger were injured Hawke's bay Hospital, but two year old saphire died. The charge Skipper faces carries the same penalty as drink driving casing up to 10 years in prison, or a 20,000 fine.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Search for missing swimmers in Auckland, Waikato.

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The Search for a man who disappeared while Swimming at Auckland's Muriwai Beach will resume Monday morning. He was with another man when they both got into trouble, but rescue teams could only pull one to safety. The Westpac Helicopter was involved in the search on Sunday night, Which was suspended due to fading light.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

My Digital Art.

When I took my Chromebook home, I did a digital art On Sumopaint. While we were doing out art we were only allow to do four patterns which is pukeko, mako, koru and whai. On the other day when we came to school we had to draw, it on paper. 


On Tabloids day, Our whole School played Sport Activity's and had lot's of Fun. We had four brand New house flags called kakariki, Kikorangi, Kowhai and Whero. When our leaders finish getting us organised, we were ready to go and play. 

Boy struck by trailer in Waikato.

A six-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after being struck by a trailer being towed by an SUV in Waikato. Emergency services were called to First Ave North, at Waihou near Te Aroha, at 3.24pm on Tuesday. Police say the boy, a pedestrian, is in a serious but stable condition. The serious crash unit is investigating the incident.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Body found in Auckland's Woodhill Forest.

police say a body has been found in woodhill forest, Muriwai, but haven't confirmed whether it is missing Auckland woman carissa Avison. A search has been underway in the forest for the missing 21-year-old, who hasn't been seen since January. While police have yet to formally indentify the body, a post on the muriwai and Waimauku Area.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Invasive species on the march - study 2 hours ago.

New Zealanders are being urged to remain vigilant in guarding the country's borders, with new research showing pests are continuing to spread around the world. The study, involving an international team of 45 scientists, compiled more than 45,000 records of about 17,000 different species worldwide.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Family with baby on the way win Lotto's $18m prize.

Parents to be have even more to be excited about than the birth of their first child, after wining $18 million in the power ball and lotto first division during the weekend. The central Otago couple checked their ticket on the lotto App on Sunday after receiving an email saying they had won a prize.

Auckland Unitary Plan appeal rejected.

The hearings panel that provided the foundation of Auckland's Unitary Plan did not operate outside its jurisdiction, the High Court has found. Justice Christian Whata on Monday ruled against a group of appeals that claimed the independent hearing panel misinterpreted its statutory duties when it included capacity for more than 400,000 new residential homes to meet the region's projected population growth over the next 30 years in the new Auckland unitary plan.