Friday, September 24, 2010


The one,the only... Platypus!

Our platypus pinata
and our group.

Here and now forever, but not the platypus who soon will not be with us!!!.


That's smashed for a six!

Gone! We loved the lollies. Thanks to the Dhal's team!

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Character Description for My Legend


warrior quick,muscles,brainy,interested,firm,scared,critical,blond hair,powerful,bulky.

Manupaku was a quick and a brainy warrior. Most of the time he was critical. He had huge bulky muscles and firm blond hair.He was very powerful and had many scars.Manupaku was very brave and strong and was also determined and fearless.

Monday, August 30, 2010

My Diorama

This is my homework.It is a diorama of a Maori pa.For the sky I used blue paper and for the grass I used green paint.Next I got a piece of cardboard and then I stuck ice block sticks on the cardboard.I did not have enough sticks so I used two different colours,then we left it to dry.Afterwards I got some pipe cleaners and made some birds and people out of the pipe cleaners,next firstly made three holes at the top of the box,then got some string and put some string round the birds.After I put the string through the hole and pulled it out the other side, I made a knot in all three pieces of string. That's how I got the birds hanging.Next I got the piece of cardboard again and stapled the sides together, snapped two sticks in half and glued them on the white part and then left it to dry.Then I got a straw and cut it into three equal parts then cut the three equal parts in half and stuck them together and then I stuck it on the lady's legs.Next I got some string and stuck it in the lady's hand.Afterwards I got a blue piece of paper and drew a fish and put some scales on it. Then I cut it out,next I stuck it in the little boys hand. I got some wood and snapped it in half and stuck the in a bonfire shape.Then I got some red and brown paper.I made a fire with these things.Next I got the piece of cardboard again painted the white bit black for the entrance,I did not want a real entrance.Then I got a stick and stuck it to the mans hands.Afterwards I got a brown piece of paper and made it into a cone shape,then I stuck some different coloured ice block sticks on the cone. I had to spread the ice block sticks out or they would not stick.Next I stuck the little boy down,then I stuck the man down and last but not least I stuck the lady down. It was quite hard because I got tangled up with the string and I had to sit it down. Afterwards I got blue tack and got the circle shaped piece of cardboard and put the blue tack underneath the circle shaped piece of cardboard and then I put it on the green grass and I pushed it down.Then the last thing I had to do was put the cone inside the circle shaped piece of cardboard to make a little hut. Phew! That is how I made my diorama!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

TWO DEAD BOYS - A Poem by Anonymous.

One fine day in the middle of the night,

two dead boys got up to fight,

back to back they faced each other,

drew their swords and shot each other.
One was blind and the other couldn't see,
so they chose a dummy for referee,
a blind went to see the fair play,
a dumb man went to shout "hooray".
A paralysed donkey passing by kicked blind man in the eye,
knocked him trough a nine inch wall,
into a dry ditch and drowned them all.
A deaf police man heard the noise,
and came to arrest the two dead boys,
if you don`t believe my story, it's true asked the blind man he saw it too!
by anonymous

Friday, August 13, 2010

Kete and ili weaving

A Kete

An Ili.

An ili and a kete are types of items that Maori people make by weaving flax. The ili is used for cooling themselves down. The red weave stands for the mother and the blue one is the father. The weave in the middle are the children.

The kete is used to carry food and other belongings.

I was very little when I made these items but they were very easy once I learnt how to do it.

Posted by: MT and RT

Thursday, August 12, 2010

All Black's Haka

All Blacks vs Springbok. Our favourite All Blacks players are Daniel Carter, Richie Mcaw and Maa Nonu. The haka is a war dance to scare away there enemies from other tribes. Posted by E.P Q.M M.T

Friday, August 6, 2010

Gingerbread men haka

Gingerbread men doing the haka in the oven while being cooked very funny. Posted by B.J.W and E.P