Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kiwiana of NZ

Kiaora and welcome to New Zealand, a very unique and special island. There are two main reasons for this; One is our multicultural population and the other our isolated geographic location. New Zeland is filled with treasured kiwiana that we hope to share with you.

The jandal is a rubber sandal that was trade marked in New Zealand in 1940. It is easy to put on and sometimes slips off while you walk with them. These days you can get different coloured jandals with pictures on it.

The term tiki refers to a carved human figure and was and is part of the maori and other Pasifika peoples culture. If you look at the tiki you will see greenstone with red, grey and dark blue. The tiki is pre-European.

Monday, August 29, 2011

All blacks VS Spring Box

Preparing to battle the All Blacks intimidated the opposition.Strong and powerfully piercing screams were heard during the All Blacks haka.The Spring Bok players challenged the NZ warriors.

Michael Jones

Friday, August 26, 2011


“Yes! I finally get to play Badminton,this day has come”I have not played this game ever since I was five.”Hallelujah”!

Gazing at Donna(teacher who takes for badminton)hitting the shuttle expertly,she used both a forehand and a backhand.(basic ways to hold the racket)We then got a turn to do it ourselves.Eventually we had to keep on doing it.

Having so much fun enjoying it I wanted to to do it for the rest of the day but I couldn’t.Badminton was so cool.I was so excited.

Whizzing and whirring the shuttle sored through the air spiralling accurately to it’s own target.It spun round and round gliding through the air.As the shuttle flew in the air it came back down as I waited to hit it.

It was time to watch a trick shot so I decided to try it out myself .”Aw man I can’t do it.Well it was no use.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ma'a Nonu

The strong mean machine Ma’a Nonu played Rugby.Barging through the opposition players bounced off him.With lots of power he went for a run away.Charging like a bull he dived for the try.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu is a NZ Rugby Union player.He played 63 games for the All Blacks after debuting in 1994. He was known as the first global rugby superstar.Jonah Lomu was a big strong Tongan man.

After being a intimidating player he had a dialysis in 2003.Jonah had a kidney problem.Off he went to the hospital to clean his blood.A man named Grant Kereama said that he wanted to give one of his kidneys to Jonah Lomu.Jonah made his choice that he was going to play rugby again and after he went to play league.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

William Webb Ellis

The game of football was played at rugby school in 1750 to 1869.The game had no fixed limit of players on the field This sport caused major injuries resulting from the enormous rolling mauls.Handling of the ball was permitted but running with the ball was not.
In 1823 William Webb Ellis broke the rules by running with the ball towards the opposition’s goal. Slowly some rules changed and the game was called rugby.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beep Test

Instead of sitting down and listening to the teacher talking Room Thirteen went to do the Beep Test.I was so eager to do the test.As I got along with it I stopped on level six so I thought that I could improve what I did.