Sunday, 21 September 2014

Protecting our Kaimoana

Agree or Disagree
Read the journal - Protecting our Kaimoana
Complete this agree or disagree activity based on what the author thinks.
Would the author Agree or Disagree
Page number and paragraph
New Zealand's number of undersea creatures is decreasing.
“I saw that the undersea creatures were steadily disappearing”
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Paragraph 1
If people keep being greedy, then we could run out of Kaimoana in our oceans.
Some people are taking too much to often.

There are no rules about the size or number you can take when collecting Kaimoana.
Maybe these people think that the coast is like a magic fridge that will always stay full.
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You need a permit to collect more than what you need for yourself.
Anyone can come to me and get a permit, but before they take the seafood, they have to get a special permit.

M.A.F. cannot search your catch.
The warrant I carry from M.A.F gives me the power to check out people who I think are taking kaimoana and search the bags.

You can sell what you catch as long as you don’t charge too much.
That’s illegal unless you have a special license.

You are not allowed to catch Paua on Scuba gear.
Some divers use scuba gear to take paua. That’s strictly illegal, because it’s very easy to clear an area like that.

What do you think?
Complete this Agree or Disagree activity based on what you think!

Do you agree or Disagree
Explain why you agree or disagree
There is no need for Fisheries officers, people should be able to get how ever much Kaimona they need.
Because there won’t be
enough for the people in the future
No one should be allowed to catch their own Kaimona. People should only be able to get them from the shops.
Maybe some people love fishing for Kaimona it’s like a hobby for them

Advice for Kaimoana

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Being late to Prize Giving

On Saturday me and my family had to go to my Rugby league prize giving but we got there really late.

"Collin hurry up and get in the car" my mum said "coming I'm just tying my shoes laces" I replied. 

After I got in the car we drove past a small mountain then around the round about and then straight across G.I shops. 

Next we went to Eden park to drop of my older sister Jay'lee because she had training for her Auckland REP team.

Then I fell asleep and had a little dream about me dancing in front of my whole 

class and I won a contest I was just about to get my trophy when we went  over speed bump and I woke up.

Soon later we arrived at the G.I East Tamaki Care Centre. We went 

there to take my little brother Cullai to get his 6 weeks injection.

 After it was finished the time was 11: 45 and we only had 15 minutes to get to 

prize giving but then I said "I'm hungry"then my mum said to my dad " we
need to get him a sausage roll or something to fill him up.

So then we went to get a sausage roll for me at the bakery and next we  headed straight for 
the Mount  Wellington club.

As soon as we got there I rushed in and saw that my team was getting there 

awards and so I just waited and waited until 2 of my best friends Taimana and 
Stevenson spotted me and told our  manager Andy.

Then Andy saw me and said into the microphone "oh we have we have a 

late comer, Collin please come up on the stage and get your award 
then I quickly ran up to collected my M and Ms and my new trophy shape 
like a rugby ball.

At the end I got to eat steak, veggies, tiny sausages, potatoes salad and lots 
of coleslaw. It was really yum, next  we ate dessert which  was Ice cream  with cake it was really fun!!!

Thank you Mum and Dad for taking 

me to prize giving.  

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Storyline Poetry

Cathrine Mayo:
She is a Children's and Young Adults Author
Her novels include blood, battles, treachery, murder and mystery.
She has 4 Books called The Bow, Murder at Mykenai, The Greeks bronze age and her last book is called Background.
She likes to write about Greek Myths
Also she was born here in New Zealand.

Paula Green:
 Well In extension we have been learning about storyline poetry so Mrs Telea chose two people who are performing in the storyline and she chose Cathrine Mayo and Paula Green I am going to tell you about Paula green first

She has written five collections of poetry
Also she has been awarded the University of Auckland Literary Fellowship in 2005
She has also been a judge for the Secondary School Poetry
She has 6 books called cookhouse, chrome, crosswind, flamingo bendalingo, 99 ways into New Zealand and Slip Stream.
She is a poet.

Cathrine Mayo's Website

Next week we are going to the Storyline tours

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Storyline Reflections

Last week on thursday the Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 Extension groups went on a trip to the Storyline Festival, we saw four authors named Jill Macgregor Paula Green,  Juliette Mclver and   Catherine Mayo. To go to their sites please just click on their names.  My favourite authors were Juliette Mclver, everyone including me thought she was really funny she was also wearing a little toucan hat. Paula Green was my second favourite she wrote lots of interesting and creative poets. Jill and Catherine weren't bad I just wasn't so interested. If I had to stand up there and talk about the books I have written I think I would have a good shot at it because I am a school ambassador and I speak in front of visitor all the time.  If only I could tell the authors that I'm really grateful for them to give up their time to come and tell schools from many places about themselves and the books they have written. Please if one of the authors are reading this blog post can you please leave me comment. 

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Today my reading group and I had been given a task to explain the words that is in this image he gave us journal to read so that we can find a little bit more information.