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.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018


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  • What does it mean to be cyber smart and why it is important?

    • To be cyber smart means to be safe and sensible when online, whether it be social media or just the internet in general. E.g. keeping in mind that whatever you do online is there permanently (even if you attempt to erase that page, post etc.), the internet never forgets.

      • What are two things you learned about being cyber smart and how can you apply it to your own life?
      One thing that I’ve learned about being cyber smart is that you can leave footprints whilst online. These footprints can either be negative or positive footprints. If I wanted to leave a positive footprint online I would have to think about whether it’s sensible, safe or appropriate to put up on the net.

      • Describe one of each:
        • A personal strategy a young person can do to help themselves if they are being cyberbullied
      If someone is being cyberbullied, one thing that they can do to help themselves is to talk to someone that they trust. E.g. their dean, social worker, parents or even just an elder that is trustworthy.

        • An interpersonal strategy a young person can do to help their friend who is being cyberbullied
      You could stick by them, let them know that they don’t have to be alone in their situation. If they don’t want you involved talk to an elder that both you and this friend who is being bullied trusts, have them talk to your friend and help sort things out.  

        • A personal strategy a young person who finds themselves bullying other young people can do to help build their self-esteem and change their behavior
      Let’s say you find yourself constantly wanting to annoy others, which may even cause you to bully someone. And suddenly you realize what you are doing and that it’s causing other people damage. The first thing you should do (if your willing to change) is to take back everything you’ve done and apologize to the victim. This will not only prevent suicide on the victim it’ll save you from being charged, prosecuted and the police won’t have to be involved.

      • Tips to give to the year 6s about how they could become cyber smart
      One thing that I think people aged 10 - 12 years old should know about being cyber smart is that one positive voice can make a big difference. To me, this phrase is an example of being cyber smart in the real world. It means if everyone is being the bystanders and just spectating a cyberbullying situation, then only one person stands up for the victim, that puts a positive impact on the survivor (person being bullied) whilst they are going through a difficult time.

      So which will you pick, to be a spectator (supporting and cheering on the cruel bully) or will you be the small light in the dark room?

      Tuesday, 14 August 2018

      Ban on Plastic Bags

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      Today in social studies I read an article about the Government's decision to ban plastic bags. Although the use of plastic bags has a big safety impact on the environment (animals, seas, etc.) it is very useful to the public.

      If they were to ban the use of plastic bags, that will be a big impact on the public especially for those who purchase bags while shopping and then reuse it in the house for trash. In exchange for not banning plastic bags in New Zealand, the public should work together to try and prevent plastic bags from being littered and causing catastrophic impacts on animals and on the land.

      Wednesday, 4 July 2018

      Migration Model

      This migration model shows the process by which the flow of migration is happening between two countries. There are two names for each flow which is the mainstream flow and the counterstream flow. The mainstream flow is when people leave their place of origin whereas the counterstream flow is when they return to their place of origin after going to their place of destination. 

      Usually, there is always a reason why people want to leave their place of origin. There are negative and positive reasons why people would want to migrate. The pull reason is the negative reason by which people would migrate. For example, they might not be getting good pay for work in their own homeland or they could be living in poverty. And the positive reasons are when they are attracted to the things in other countries which make them want to migrate to that new place.

      Tuesday, 3 July 2018

      Bake Bean Bread Cases

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      Today in food tech with Mrs Tuipulotu; we made Bake Bean Bread Cases. Here is the recipe to which we needed to make our product. Bread, Baked Beans, and, cheese. We needed to cut the crusts off the bread and lay them in the muffin trays. Each bread consists of 1 tablespoon of baked beans and then we had to top it up with grated cheese.

      Tuesday, 12 June 2018


      Another delicious recipe we learned in food tech was a recipe to make an omelet. There were five main elements which were all the ingredients to make our omelet. They were, eggs (of course), red onions, capsicum, bacon, and cheese. One element that really stood out in my creation was the onions which I did not like. In some areas, the onions really overpowered the rest of the elements and so that was the only unpleasant part of my meal.

      Tuesday, 5 June 2018

      Banana Muffins

      We're back from our public holiday and in our two last periods for today; our teacher guided us through the process of making banana muffins. Every Tuesday's and Thursday's, in period 5 and 6 or just 6; we come into food tech with our tutor teacher and learn a new recipe for a new product we're making. Today my partner and I were successful in baking our banana muffins because as you can probably see; they look beautiful. 

      Tuesday, 22 May 2018

      Food Tech

      Today in food technology with Mrs Tuipulotu we learnt her way of making quiche. It was very different from the recipe I had already learnt before. I also wasn't really satisfied with the outcome of our creation. Some of the quiche didn't have a right balance of eggs and bacon in it which wasn't satisfying. Next time my partner and I need to work on keeping each element equal and balanced so that the outcome would be delicious.

      My Educational Journey

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      It’s come to the end of my educational journey in Fiji, and am really excited to arrive back here in Tokelau. Since my departure from Tokelau to Fiji, there's been a lot of modernisation here. For example, now our house is being powered by solar, and so we’re getting electricity 24/7. My parents even decided to buy new technology.

      Above all that, due to the sea levels rising, there's been some changes made in order for us to be safe and we’ve had to adapt to it by building our house on stilts to prevent our house from getting wet. Our neighbours even built sea-walls around some areas of the island.

      Tuesday, 15 May 2018

      'Learning to Cater'

      Today in 5th and 6th period our class had food tech. In this class we made chocolate muffins. To make the muffins we had to follow our three rules which is, to follow instructions, read the ingredients and measure ingredients correctly.

      Tuesday, 8 May 2018

      SOS Concepts

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      This week in social studies I learnt several new concepts. One concept was globalisation. Globalisation is the the act of an event going internationally viral. For example many brands and companies get a lot of publicity or public influence in the world. This shows that the company is very wealthy and entertaining.

       Another concept that stood out for me out of the many concepts was; modernisation. Modernisation in my own words is when things become modern and modernisation is really for the present time. E.g we would call the present time the modern days because of modernisation and the growth of technology throughout the years.

      Friday, 6 April 2018


      WALA: the different types of printing techniques and each of their processes

      One of the focused things we did in art this term was learning about the types of printings. Of all the eight printing types we researched; we had only ever got to do the woodcut process. I would really like to share with you my experience in pursuing the Woodcut process with the rest of my class. Check out my blog regularly for any posts.

      Monday, 12 March 2018

      Made in Taiwan

      Walt: write a detailed summary of a documentary called 'Made in Taiwan'
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      Nathan and Oscar are two men who travelled to various countries; in search of clues to the locations that their ancestors might have come from. Before they went on their journey they took throat swabs to be tested so that they could receive information about their ancestors.
      They visited four countries and found so many similarities between the tangata whenua (people of that land) in comparison to the Maori people. For example; Rarotongans speak quite a similar language as they do, whereas the Taiwanese people look as if their Maori. Even the female wear moko-like prints on their face as a Taiwanese tradition.
      One of the most significant experiences in their trip was getting to be in an archaeological dig for the very first time. This was an important part of their journey because they got to see an old human skeleton and had learnt that every single skeleton that was found underground there had no skulls. That meant that the people who buried the bodies had revisited the graves and disposed their skulls.  
      Another great experience that they had in Vanuatu was learning about the Lapita pottery. Getting to see and touch this ancient object was quite fascinating for Oscar; it was very exciting to be holding what our ancestors might have used or eaten from in the past thought Oscar. Looking at the patterns really unlocked where the Samoan patterns might’ve come from. They were really similar to the patterns on Oscars arm and he had seen them before on the Samoan Tapa cloth.
      The two most important places that they had stopped off at was Samoa and Mahia in Aotearoa. These places were important because this is where they went to reveal their envelopes to their families. This is also where they found out where there parents come from and who they were descended from.
      Overall, it was a terrific trip for Nathan and Oscar. They found their journey quite successful because they accomplished what they had gone to do. They travelled to numerous countries and enjoyed looking and learning about each of the countries history.