Monday, 17 July 2017

Winter learning Journey Comp Day 1

Lot’s of interesting Maori history, European, Pacific Islands, and Asian cultures, New Zealand is very popular one of the most popular things is The Treaty of Waitangi, it’s like a Pot filled with all the popular things that have happened in New Zealand and it’s over flowing!

Today and right now 4.4 million New Zealanders (known as Kiwi’s), there are about 69% of European people are Pakeha. It’s like pot being stirred with different countries inside getting along together. In New Zealand there are lot’s of immigrants known as European, Pacific islanders, and Asian cultures live in New Zealand.

¾ of people live in the North Island and ¼ of people live in the South island, Auckland is the most popular city in NZ.

Christopher Columbus was an italian explorer, navigator, he takes lot’s of people on his boat and took them to another place for them and him to live, but that was while he was still alive! He was also a Catholic, a Catholic is someone who doesn’t believe Jesus Christ the saviour and our Redeemer but who believes in Mary Jesus’s mother, who gave birth to him.

Christopher Columbus had completed four voyages across the atlantic ocean. Columbus wasn’t the first European Explorer to arrive at America! Maori people voyaged thousands of miles across the unknown parts of the Pacific ocean, in small canoes and waka’s. To this day Maori culture is part of New Zealand’s National Identity!

A Pioneer is someone who is the first person or group to do something, like Neil Armstrong was the first Person to step on the moon, just like AJ Hackett a New Zealander to first invent Bungy Jumping.

Kiwi’s love to kayak, fish, go tramping, boat rides, bike riding, surfing, kites, sail, go around the world, camping, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, walking, climbing tree’s, loads of other exciting things!

Rugby is the most popular and national sport in NZ, Rugby is the most popular sport in New Zealand, with the legendary All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup against Australia.

Culinary/Skill of cooking Farming

Farming isn’t a modern New Zealand thing to do but New Zealanders love to do it and it is a very peaceful life!

People in New Zealand are relaxed and friendly if you talk to them you’ll find out how to get knowledge in the area and even may make long life friends!

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Toby and welcome to the Winter Learning Journey programme!! We are so excited that you have joined us this holiday.

    We are also so excited to see that you have posted such a long and detailed blog post. WOW! It was full of great facts about New Zealand. I particularly enjoyed reading about Christopher Columbus and AJ Hackett. He was certainly a pioneer, wasn't he?

    Thanks for including hyperlinks in your blog that we could follow. I clicked on each of them and took some time to read more about the All Blacks, AJ Hackett, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus and the Treaty of Waitangi. It was great! I actually had the chance to see the original Treaty of Waitangi at Te Papa museum in Wellington. It was very cool to be that close to such an important document.

    I will head away now to read your other posts. I hope that they are just as interesting, informative and engaging as this one! (I'm sure that they will be).