Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tamapeke the Whale

  With our bags on the bank and us on the grove, we were having a bombing competition. I noticed something in the water. Then,. when we were in the water at the same time, something unusual happened.

  With four of us jumping in, only three came back out. All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, I saw my cousin Tane getting dragged by a whale. Then out of the blue my brother pulled out a gun and shot the whale. Sadly for Tane it was his old friend and thanks to my brother he wasn’t badly damaged.

 Getting scared by the bullets the whale swam into rocks which caused Tane to get concussed. Tamapeke the whale then knew he was hurting Tane , so he took him back to shore and tried to talk to us but I was the only one that understood him. “ Stop shooting, he’s Tanes friend. Roy call an ambulance”, I screamed as Tamapeke was crying. Later on in the day Tane and his friend were in hospital.

 In the end, Tamapeke had a personal trainer to help him recover and so did Tane. My cousins, brother and I started up a Aquatic center where hurt animals can live until they are fully recovered like a hospital.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mind Map of The Dreaming Place

This is a mind map that retells the story of Leahs dreaming place.

How to Make a Box

Here are 6 easy steps to making a box. There are some videos to show how to do it. Hope your box looks cool.
p.s. Don't forget to decorate it.


  1. First you fold your paper into quarters.







2. Then you fold the long edges to the middle crease and unfold. Your paper should end up looking like this.









3. Once you've done that, fold the short sides in and crease but don't unfold









 4. Fold each corner to the nearest crease









5. Fold the flaps in the middle of the paper up

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                                                    6. Grab the flaps and open
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                                                       7. And there's your box :D

Monday, September 10, 2012

Making my First set of Pois


Under two over one, went the strings of my first pois. My friend and I were making our first pois at my house. Its a tradition that when you make your first set, you give them away.

Preparing the them was easy but the thing I felt the most hardest, was making the handles. The handles are two, four plaited strands about the width of your finger and the length of your arm. Finally after plating, we had a break and played a little game of rugby with our little brothers.

“Azonto azonto azonto, now watch me do my azonto”, I sang and did my victory  dance to as I scored a try. It was now a tie, if we score the next try we win and the chores are theirs. Sliding down our front lawn, John-Amour, (My little brother), stepped me. But did he score the last score? No we did. Oh were we soo happy.

Around 6 o’clock, Kaycee and I finally finished our pois. “ I thought we’d never finish” she sighed. We were so relieved. Until my mum reminded us something. After all that afternoon, we made our first, (and what we think the best), set of pois and we have to give them away.

If only I made my first set faster so I could play with my second set sooner and for longer . No worries though, Kaycee and I had all day tomorrow.