Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Hockey prize~giving

On the 27th of August all the hockey players of our club Te Kiri gathered in the Te kiri hall to be apart of our prizegiving and our breakup. We all brought food and there was plenty of yummy food! 

There were also two trophies for each team that had you name engraved in it and the reason why you got it, the prizegiving started at the year 1-2 team and then  year 3-4, 5-6 and finally best for last!! Our team. We all received certificates that were kindly made by Claire Kalin, a big thanks to you. On the certificate it said Well done for a great season and also had our name in bold on it.

After the prizegiving for the teams were all done we all dug into the food, it was so GOOD!! I’m sure by looks of it everybody enjoyed the prizegiving and well done to all the players that received a trophy, Well done! I can’t wait to next year!!

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Advertising a product

This week in class we have been working on advertising and I chose randomly to make a Water-Sky-geiser which can travel to space, our class room2 has created many of things such as eletrical machines, talking objects the list is endless. 

Our task:
Our task was to create a catchy add to advertise our product we were making, first we had to plan and   draw our object/machine we were inventing in our planning-book and write key points and words that we were going to use for our add. Secondly we had to write up our keypoints and words into sentences and make them catchy. Then once all those tasks were complete we typed our final result up on the app that you can get on all mobile devices called pic-collage!! This is what my finished result looked like!! Have you ever done advertising? Do you need some more explanation on how to do it? Comment down below let me know!!

Monday, 22 August 2016

The Moa

The Moa were a large group of flightless birds that lived in New Zealand until 500 years ago. They are 6.3m in height as tall as a two story building and weighs 230 kg. There are nine species of Moas.

The moa were the most significant alternative to mammals in New Zealand, taking the role of the largest dominant herbivores, the same role as large animals such as a deer or an elephant.

The moa were hunted by māori who found them easy targets as they were so big. Their flesh was eaten and their skin and feathers were made into many sorts of clothing.

The moa lived in the mainland, the great barrier and also Stewart island. Different species of moa preferred different habitats. When moa bones were first discovered by the Europeans in New Zealand in the 1830’s. The bird was declared a significant marvel.

Our country
A number of species some very large and some very small once roamed our country and maybe even these very grounds!!

Much about the Moa remains a mystery. For years people have hunted for more clues or a glimpse of this mysterious beast.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Hockey uniforms

Today in the afternoon we had to get in from feeding the calves early as my mum had to travel up to New Plymouth to take to part in a Taranaki Hockey Federation meeting she is the manager of our team so she has the job of sorting out every fine detail. That night she came home there was a knock on the door “who is it” I said knowing it was mum, then I slowly opened the rusty old door where is she? I thought to myself as she blended in with the dark night sky with the black Taranaki bags until she finally slouched her way into the door that's when we saw in her hand was over sixteen hockey bags with all our uniforms in them, well a few handfuls. The big black and yellow bag contained a selection of things including two pairs of socks, a playing skirt, two playing skirts incase there is blood on the other one, a jacket, a practice shirt, also a sweatshirt(That's a lot!).As we rummaged through all the bags we finally found ours sitting at the bottom of the pile. I zipped open my bag to find my clothes neatly and tidily folded up until……. I wrecked it all!! We tried every little piece of uniform on thirty minutes later finishing the last piece of clothing and packing it very nicely, NOT!! Now that we have received our uniform we have to wear our practice shirt in and a black pair of canterbury shorts (It compulsary). Also coming up i will be posting about our tournament in Hawke's bay…. so keep updated!! Comment down below your questions!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Great win!

Today the 13th of August 2016 we had a game of hockey, our game was being played in Stratford, Taranaki and we were playing off for first and second (The finals) Our team Te kiri were facing St Joseph's Stratford. Our game was at 11:50am. First we got to the turf and we practiced, we done some stretches and some practice hits and we were good to go!!

The whistle blew and we were off, I was playing centre-ford and in the first five minutes we had scored!! An awesome goal from one of my team mates Tom. The rest of the game was tight and we were trying to hold St Josephs off till half-time. The halftime whistle blew and we were off to have a team talk and a drink as we were so thirsty from all our hard work. Score at half-time 1-0 to our team!!

The second half horn bellowed and we were back on! In the second half no goals were scored and it was very close until the full time whistle blew. Officially announced now the winners of the saturday hockey competition Te Kiri, I jumped up for joy and so did the whole team! We done our cheers and shook St Joseph's hands then the final presentation Kobie hey one of my teammates went up and received the trophies. After that we had a team photo and this is how it turned out!!

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Devastating disaster!!

As I maneuvered my way slowly through the cracks in the pavement towards the red zone,laid before me sharp shards of stone scattered among the dull lifeless streets if Christchurch.

I stared in disbelief at the at the desolate area.
"What happened to this city"? Madaline said curiously.
"A 6.3 magnitude earthquake"! I murmured.
"It's devastating"mum mumbled a tear dripped down her pale face. As I lumbered my was down the alleyway, I took a sharp right and that's when...

I saw it the CTV building once three story but now nothing only piles of cracked rubble. 
"Its a mess!!" Madaline proclaimed
"I can't imagine what it would have been like for the people in the building at the time of the earthquake" I said.

115 souls extinguished in a heartbeat almost as long as it took me to write this story.