Saturday, 8 July 2017

Holiday Blogging WLJ - D1 A1/2 100% PURE New Zealand!

Day 1: 100% PURE New Zealand  
Well, the time has now come! School’s out for the holidays and your tour of New Zealand is about to begin. I hope that you are ready and excited! Curious Kiwi certainly is – he can’t wait to start the Great Kiwi Road Trip! Before you all hit the road, let’s take a minute to review some key facts about New Zealand.

Activity 1:  Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website☺.


Facts about New Zealand!
Fact 1 - New Zealand People: There are 4.4 million yes million New Zealanders (We are also known as Kiwi's!) About 69% of Maori's are of European descent. There are 14.6% that are indigenous and 9.2% are Asian. There are also 6.9% that are non - Maori Pacific Islanders.
Fact 2: In Maori New Zealand is called Aotearoa. Often the word Aotearoa is translated as,"Land of the long white cloud," Which is the current Maori name for New Zealand.

Fact 3: Many years ago Maori people voyaged across the sea and found new places. That is what New Zealand is about! Why you ask? Well it's because the Maori voyaged across the sea and remember how they found places that is how they found New Zealand!

Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch the Tourist video for Auckland to learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.

Favorite Activity's in Auckland!

1. Go shopping in Ponsonby ( I go church there! )

2. Play at Misson Bay's Park!

3. Going to Kelly Tarltons!

4. Going to the Sky Tower/ Bungy Jumping - I don't know if I'm allowed?

5. Going to Auckland Zoo and seeing all the awesome animals!

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An Beautiful view of Auckland!

It's the start of the holidays and a NEW FRESH START I'm so excited! I am very happy to be starting the Winter Learning Journey! We are going to be learning heaps about New Zealand! Thanks Rachel!



  1. Kia Ora Amelia:

    I really enjoyed the way you added in so many things like fact 1-3 and doing your favourite activities in Auckland. I was hoping that you would of done a flag but it turns out that you haven't. Hope to see more post's from you soon especially if you start and you finish Day 2 activity.

    Your friend:

  2. Hi Amelia,
    I like your blogpost! Especially Activity 2 I read your 5 favourite things to do in Auckland. You have some cool things you like to do. Anyways see you later. From Mitchell

  3. Kia ora Amelia and welcome back to the holiday blogging programme. We are SOOO excited that you have joined us again this year!!

    There is so much to see and do in this amazing country that it was really fun to create a programme that covered the north and south island and taught us about the interesting people, places, and things currently in NZ. I particularly enjoyed reading your list of favourite places to go in Auckland. I didn't realise that you went to church in Ponsonby! No wonder you chose shopping in the area as your top pick!

    I also love the Ponsonby area but spend most of my time out on the west side of the city. I live in Titirangi which is pretty close to a number of beautiful beaches (eg. Piha and Karekare) as well as the Waitakere ranges. Aronui and I sometimes go for walks though the bush out west and see dozens of different trees and bird species. Did you know that there is actually a bird sanctuary just north of Auckland city? It is in the middle of a regional park called Tawharanui. I love it up there! If you have a minute, feel free to check out the link to the Tawharanui park site:

    I can't wait to read the rest of your posts and learn more about New Zealand as we go!

    Keep up the great work, Amelia :)


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    2. Kia ora Rachel,

      Sorry for the late reply! Thanks for stopping by. I am so excited to be doing the Winter Learning Journey... AGAIN! A bird sanctuary! Whoa I would love to visit that place and feed the birds. Btw I love bird feeding. Yup! I go church in Ponsonby it's quite far from Panmure but we don't mind... Unless we got a car!

      Thanks for stopping by again Rachel!


  4. Hi Amelia.
    I love the 5 things that you have chosen to do in Auckland. I too would love to go shopping in Ponsonby, but I hear it is really expensive. I look forward to reading the rest of your WLJ posts.

    Malo aupito