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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Summary On Woodwork

In my last class of Tech I made a box. I had some other decisions to choose from but the box is what  I wanted to make, I have to admit this project turned out really impressive for my first time.

The box took a few long weeks to make. I went from ruling lines, sawing, chiseling to assembling. The way everything happened felt really slow but I was one of the first ones to finish. If I didn't make the box I probably would've made a mirror.


Without Mr Grundy's help I don't think that I would've been able to make my box. He showed us how to use the tools and how to assemble everything together.
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Monday, 2 December 2019

Air NZ Offering In Flight Exercises

Air New Zealand have teamed up with a fitness company to create some in flight exercises. This means that while the plane is in the air you will be able to work out. 

Around the beginning of this month, all Air New Zealand international passengers will have access to the stretchers, exercises and meditation. The passengers will be able to view the content in the planes entertainment. It has been selected so that passengers are able to have a good experience. 

In one of the statements from Les Mills ( fitness company ) they said "it's not about doing burpees and tuck jumps in the aisle but being able to do relaxation and stretching techniques in their seats".

In my opinion I think it's a great idea because it allows all passengers to be able to work out in mid air for free. It can also keep you fit instead of you just sitting down for hours.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Kiwi's May Be Fined Soon?

The New Zealand statistics have revealed that more than 50 people haven't been filling out the census. Filling out the census is required to be filled out but if it hasn't then you could be fined 500 dollars. 

The agency has tried their hardest to collect information by going to houses and knocking on their doors over the last couple of months. Last year the national population census reached 83.3 but was aiming for its target of 94 percent. The review also found out that just 68.2 percent of Maori have been filling the census out too.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Manakalani Film Festival

Yesterday the Maniakalani schools went to the Hoyts cinema. We were in the same cinema as people from Tamaki College, Stonefields, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori and Tamaki Primary.

Our film was about sign language, trying to encourage everybody to give it a go because it is really fun and not that difficult to learn. Overall I really like our film as it showcases that sign language is really important and shouldn't been forgotten.

In my opinion if I had to pick a favourite from the other schools it would probably have to be Tamaki College's film about Respect. Now days respect is something that people don't show towards each other and it just reminds us to respect people the way they are.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Arrive In New Zealand

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived for their 7 day tour in New Zealand. Their tour will be in the Northland, Christchurch and Kaikoura.

This has been the couples third trip to New Zealand. They visited in November 2012 and November 2015. During their visit they will meet up with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. One of the highlights of their trip will be going to the Waitangi Grounds on Wednesday.

It will be the first time a member of the Royal family has visited since the Prince of Wales visited 25 years ago.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

New Zealand's Largest Waterslide

New Zealand's largest waterslide has opened in Hanmer Springs, North Canterbury. They have named the slide Conical Thrill and believe it or not it is 13.5 meters high. 

It includes a twisting hydro slide before a drop that is really steep. It was officially opened on Friday morning and five new pools were also opened.

They gave the honor to a class from Leithfield to have the first slide. The new features took up a lot of years of planning and constructing as well as spending a lot of money for people to enjoy. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Smart Footprints

Did you know that whatever you search up online can be saved into your history forever? Well if you didn't you need to learn that you should only be using your devices for appropriate things, for example school work.  

You mustn't share all your private information like your password and all those important things. Learning the difference from private information and public information can help you figure out what you shouldn't be giving away. 

On your blog you can share content with people as long as you know your parents will be proud of and won't have them worried. Remember to never share private information!