Monday, 20 August 2018

role of gevernment

at social studies we have recently been focusing on the role of government. our teacher has asked us what would we do if we had tax money (tax money can not be used for personal purposes and can only be used for and important issues we have as a community) i would use it to help the homeless.

The New Zealand Parliament: How does it work?

1. New Zealand uses a form of government called democracy. What is a democracy?

The New Zealand Government

Type of Government
(Name, NZ flag)
(Name, title, picture)

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Union jack
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Jacinda ardern, prime minister

Using the Explore Parliament: What is Parliament? worksheet answers the following questions.

2. Where is the NZ Parliament?
(Find a picture)
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3. What are the two parts of Parliament?
The Sovereign and  The House of Representatives
4. Who represents the Sovereign in NZ?
(Find their title, name and picture)
governo geral
5. There are 120 what, in the House of Representatives?
(Clue: they are voted for by the people)
Members parliament
6. Name three jobs of Parliament.
Making laws improving laws and debate important issues
7. Who chooses the Governor-General?
(Find a picture and name for the GG)
Queen elizbith
8. Which country’s Westminster system is our Parliament based?

9. How much support from the MPs must the government have? What is the smallest number this could be?

10. What is the opposition?

11. NZ’s government is sometimes called a “constitutional monarchy”. Explain what this means.

Monday, 13 August 2018

government decisions

this is a google doc i made about the recent government decisions about how the labour party is going to band using plastic bags in new Zealand for six months. my opinion on this is i dont think its a good idea but i dont think its a bad idea i think its a bad idea because it will be hard to find paper bags and i use plastic bags for my rubbish. i think its a good idea because it will help our environment and its will change how people behave like when people want to go shopping they have to think oh hey in need to take my paper bag.

  1. Name each of the  MPs mentioned in this story,  and the political party they represent.

Write your answers here
Jacinda ardern- leader of the labour party
Simon bridges- leader of national party
Images to support
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2. What decision is being made in the article and by who ?
Jacinda ardern leader of the labour party wants to ban using plastic bags for 6 months simon bridges leader of the national tribe says its a distraction.
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3.Who will be affected by these decisions ?
The shop owners will be affected by this.
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4. Explain how they will be affected ?
because they will either have to pay more money to have paper bags or ask the customers to bring their own bag. It would change our behaviour because we will have to bring a recycling bag
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5. What impact do you think this will have on NZ Society ?
Give your opinion (explain)
This will have a good and bad impact on nz because of rubbish bags people will have to look for paper bags for their rubbish but it might help our environment to become a bit more healthy. It will change our behaviour by getting used to using paper bags or boxes
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Monday, 6 August 2018

Chinese migration

today i presented my migration inquiry on Chinese migrants moving to new zealand

Thursday, 5 July 2018

scratch game

a couple of days a go my class was sent to make scratch games i am really proud of mine ok other people have done this but i made some other improvements like adding golden apples and blue apples and brown apples if you play it. here is the link to the game. the brown apples are -4 points and the blue apple is the pure apple with is 5 points the golden apple is 3 points and the normal red apple is 1 point.

Monday, 21 May 2018

SoS Tokelau

A trip to remote Tokelau - Life a few metres above sea level
Kate Whitley and team from Te Papa go to Tokelau.
Atoll - group of small islands
Te Papa - the museum of New Zealand

The Pacific island nation of Tokelau is one of the most remote places on the planet. It is only metres above sea level, so it is under threat from climate change.

In November 2017 a small group from Te Papa travelled to Tokelau, a group of three, low-lying, coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean.  Our task was to collect cultural objects and knowledge and stories, to record them for the future. The community selected objects which reflect their culture. The project will explore how these communities live with and respond to climate change, and explore local knowledge.

Our team set off from Apia, Samoa, on board the Mataliki.

Boat in vast ocean
People sleeping on mattresses on the deck of a boat
The MV Mataliki. Photograph by Kate Whitley.         Sleeping on the Mataliki.  Photograph by Kate Whitley.  
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The ship delivers valuable supplies to Tokelau as well as ferrying passengers. Some of the young people on board were returning home for Christmas from Fiji, where they are studying at the University of the South Pacific. For the students, it's a once-a-year trip and they are happy as they return home to family in Tokelau.

On the ship the locals rushed to the mattresses on deck.  Many of them spent most of the trip snoozing there in their brightly coloured lavalava.  Life on the ocean had many challenges. Showering or using the bathrooms was hard, as the ship was rolling. At mealtimes the ship's crew carried a huge teapot full of Milo for the passengers.

As the islands of Samoa faded into the distance, we saw endless ocean, with only a few seabirds.
Panoramic shot of the Atafu atoll, a low-lying land mass
Atafu atoll, Tokelau. Photograph by Kate Whitley. Te Papa
Panoramic, close-up shot of the atoll
Atafu atoll at low tide, the protective seawall visible at the foot of coconut palms. Photograph by Kate Whitley. Te Papa

After more than 24 hours at sea, we saw a small, low-lying atoll.  It was the first of three atolls that make up the New Zealand territory Tokelau. It's hard to see how the people of Tokelau cope with storms and rising sea levels. The highest land is only 3 - 5 metres above sea level.  On the atolls in some places only a football pitch-sized strip of land separates the sea from the lagoon.

Even though the atolls are remote, they have developed villages, including a hospital and large school on one island.  To resist the increasing storms sea-walls are being built around parts of the atolls. Even so, locals say that waves can wash right over the island to the lagoon, damaging crops and buildings. In some areas, houses are raised on stilts with rainwater tanks beneath.

Once on the island we met with the members of the community, who talked about what is being done to live with climate change. They had selected objects for us to bring back to Te Papa.

Tokelauans are warm, welcoming people who are keen to share their stories. They proudly told us of the efforts to resist the sea with the sea walls.  They talked of the huge change to life the solar power station has made, with electricity being available 24/7. The houses feature televisions, computers, and fridges - all made possible due to constant electricity.
Aerial view of Atafu atollAtafu atoll, Tokelau.  Photograph by and courtesy of Andrew Matautia
Tokelauans remain positive about their future in spite of predictions of rising sea levels, which would spell disaster for the atolls. Some local students are worried about their future, though. What will the future look like for Tokelauans and their children? The day we visited the sea was calm, but the sea walls only seem to be a short-term measure against a huge problem. Perhaps this notice on the side of a building in Atafu is for us all: “Clean Environment is the only way to survive.”
Sign that reads 'Clean environment is the only way to survive'
‘Clean environment is the only way to survive’. Photograph by Kate Whitley. Te Papa
Activity        Use the reading article to answer the following questions.

  1. How many atolls are there in Tokelau?  __3__
  2. Some young people from Tokelau study at the University of the South Pacific.  Where is this university? ___they will either go to new zealand or ausralia____
  3. Which drink that Kiwis like do Tokelauans drink aboard the ship, the MV Mataliki? ___milo___
  4. How high is the highest land in Tokelau? ________________5 meters high_________________________
  5. What efforts has Tokelau made to resist the increasing storms?
  6. Does Tokelau have a hospital? __no___
  7. Modernisation is happening in Tokelau.  What does the solar power station make 24/7?
  8. What modern features has electricity made possible in the houses?

Write a Blog

Imagine you are a student travelling back to your homeland Tokelau on the boat trip after you have completed your studies. Write a diary entry describing your trip back home and how you are feeling about your future.

Thursday, 17 May 2018


The start of this term for maths we have been learning about measuring and how to measure thing and what type of measurement we need to make to measure things easier. measurement are really important you you probably use them more than you realise for example when you measure you height. or when you need to move some thing big and resume where your going to put it and see if there is enough room for it.

Monday, 5 March 2018

where Polynesians came from

Made in Taiwan.
In this film we will follow the journey of Oscar and Nathan who want to trace their origins of their people, to find their identities.

Under each of the headings, write some key points or facts during each stage of their journey. Leave 5 lines between each heading:
They start in Aotearoa: (why did they go here? write 3 or 4 key points here)

Key words - Mahia , Takitimu, waka , Maui , East Eurasia, descendents
Key points
  • They swobbed each others throat so they can see where they came from

  • His mums is pakeha and his dad is maori

*they went to different places

*they have just received where their ancestors
Nate and oscar just got their results from where his ancestors came from his dads side was maui and on his mum's side was american how they got to know that well first they were talking in a cafa and they were talking to each other then they did a swob throught and sent it to the university and then got it back

They travel to Rarotonga: (why did they go here? Write a few key points)
Key Points

*they landed in rarotonga

*they went to a spot were the canoes left

*they visited some maori people in rarotonga


Oscar and nate just landed in rarotonga and looked around they sore a lot of similarities they say no one can determine where the maoris came from even though it's pretty obvious with the similarities and the canoes language and myths.

They travel to Samoa: (why did they go here? Write a few key points about this experience)

Key Points

*oscar and nate go to samoa

*oscars dad died

*oscar grew up in new zealand

*oscar was brought up by his aunty and uncle
Paragraph  oscar and nate went to samo to open up where samoans came from and they found out their ancestors were asians from the himalayas. Sadly oscars dad died when he was 3 years old his mum went to new zealand and was brought up by his aunty and uncle.

They travel to Vanuatu: (why? Key points)

Key Points
*oscar and nate go to vanuatu

*oscar and nate meet a archaeologist

  • They eat banana leafs

Paragraph oscar and nate go to vanuatu to see thing about oscars ancestors and they meet an archaeologist and he shows them some artifacts. They have a lot of weird food one is banana leaf,  they archeological dig they find out that they used to bury dead people's body them a year after they would remove their skulls and but them into their homes.

They travel to Taiwan: (why? Key points their people look alot like maori people and the dances look like hakas and their tattoos.youshitz means where are you from. The designs look the same

I thought that it was really good oscar and nate did a good job they have a lot of evidence that polynesians came from asia i think their journey was successful because there is a lot of evidence to say polynesians came from asia. They found out where their culture was originated. Me personally i think we came from where we are now despite all the evidence. Oscar and Nate started to do this when they did a swob throat at a cafe they have gone a long way from that.