Friday, 8 March 2019

"Keep ya head up"

Recently in health class, we've been learning about 'Body Image'. As part of this we were set to task to choose a specific line or verse (from a song we'd studied in class) that had resonated with us. 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Protests Against 1080

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I disagree with the fact that we should continue using 1080. In spite of it helping to get rid of pests, it also affects the non-targeted animals that may have eaten a pest. Dogs can be at risk of lengthy and painful death. I would hate to see or hear about these animals dying especially since dogs are my favorite animals.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Making An Act

* Introduction: The bill is first introduced to the House.
* First Reading: Next it has its first reading in Parliament, this is where the MP's debate on whether it should be passed on to a select committee for further consideration or reject it.
* Select Committee: A select committee of MP's carefully consider the bill, read and listen to the view of the public, recommend amendments, and report back to the House - it may take up to 6 months
* Second Reading: The bill is the returned to Parliament for its second reading to announce the recommendations of the select committee and the amendments made - MP's decide if the bill should proceed to the Committee of the whole House
* Committee of the whole House: Members debate the bill part by part in a detailed examination that can take several days - this is the last chance to change the bill
* Third Reading: This is the final reading; MP's look at the bill as a whole and consider what will happen if the bill becomes a law
* Royal Assent: If the bill does reach this final step of the process, it is given to the Governor General for Royal Assent (permission from the Sovereign).

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The Roles of Parliament

As an added bonus to our learning about government in social studies today; we learned about the roles of each branch in the government and what their jobs are. The three branches are the Executive Council, Legislative, and the Judiciary branch. All three branches have their own specific role which is displayed in the drawing above.

Justice in the Tasman Sea

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Most recently, JM Andrew Little and Deputy PM Winston Peters conflicted with the misleading of former immigration minister (Peter Dutton) to deport New Zealanders living in Australia. Some weren’t even given the chance to have their say in court to prove whether their innocent or not.

Now that there is a new PM (Scott Morrison) in Australia, the New Zealand government is hoping to make dialogue to mend the relationship between the trans-Tasman countries (Australia & New Zealand). I agree with their idea of making dialogue with the new government, especially with the familiarity of Scott and our country. It really helps to have someone who sees both sides of the story.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Government Decision - My Opinion

I agree and disagree with the fact that foreign landowners should not be allowed to sell Nz bottled water overseas.

My reason for disagreeing with the green party’s decision is because, I think that when someone purchases something, they should have full control over it once they own the item. Whatever they want to do, they shouldn’t have others persecute their decisions.

But then again, New Zealand has every right to be upset that these customers are extracting Nz natural resources and making a profit out of it overseas.

Companies like the Chinese bottler Nongfu Spring Co Ltd. should at least include something like New Zealand Natural Stream Water to show gratitude towards the Tangata Whenua in Aotearoa for their service in allowing them to sell bottled water.