Friday, 22 December 2017

SLJ ( Day 5 )

Summer learning journey
Day 5: The dawn
of a new Era.
From the 1840s onwards, many European
settlers came to live in New Zealand. It was a
difficult period in New Zealand’s history. As the settlers
began to outnumber the Māori, a great war erupted
between the two groups as they fought for access to land
to build homes and establish communities.

Activity 1: Translating Phrases.

Unlike the Māori, many of the European settlers didn’t
speak Te Reo Māori. Instead, they spoke English. As you
can imagine, it was very difficult for the two groups to
communicate because they did not have a dictionary or a
translator. These days we are able to use the Internet to
translate words and phrases from one language to another.
Use Google Translate to translate the following five
phrases from English to Te Reo Māori or from Te Reo
Māori to English. Post the translations on your blog.
Be sure to include the phrase in both the English and
Māori to earn full points.
Here are the phrases
I translated.

Te reo Maori :Nau mai ki Aotearoa.
English: Welcome to New Zealand.

English:Levonah is my name.
Te reo Maori :Ko Levonah Toku Ingoa.

English:What is your name.
Te reo Maori: He aha to ingoa.

Te reo Maori :He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro.
English: I like to play rugby.

English:Where do you come from?
Te reo Maori: No hea koe?

Activity 2: The treaty of Waitangi.

On 6 February 1840, a very special document was signed
by the Māori chiefs and the British settlers in
New Zealand. It was called the Treaty of Waitangi
(Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and it outlined how the two groups
would live together and work together in New Zealand.
It was the first document of its kind to be signed in the
entire world. The Treaty was signed in a place called
Waitangi in northern New Zealand.

Follow this Waitangi village link to read about the village
of Waitangi.

On your blog, tell us three fun things that you can do as a
visitor in Waitangi. Which one would you like to do the

#1 Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys.

#2 Waitangi Treaty Grounds Hāngi and Concert.

#3 Waitangi Mountain Bike Park.

If I went to Waitangi the activity
I would want to do the most
would probably be
Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys.

Bonus Activity: #EarnTheFern

After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, New Zealand
became a British colony. Many other countries in the world
are also British colonies including Canada, South Africa,
Australia, India and Malaysia. As a group they were, and
still are, called the ‘Commonwealth’ countries. Years ago,
a man named Melville Marks Robinson was asked to
organize a sporting competition for people living in the
Commonwealth countries. It is called the
Commonwealth Games. The first ever event took place in
Hamilton, Canada in 1930.

Athletes from New Zealand have competed in the
Commonwealth Games for years. In the most recent
Commonwealth Games event in Glasgow, Scotland
New Zealand athletes won a total of 45 medals. The next
Commonwealth Games will be held in 2018 in the
Gold Coast, Australia. Hundreds of athletes are competing
for the chance to represent NZ at the games
(to 'Earn the Fern').

One of New Zealand’s gold-medal-winning Commonwealth
athletes was a man named Bill Kini. Bill won a gold medal
at the 1966 Commonwealth Games for being the best
heavyweight boxer. He was a man of many talents! He
played rugby in Ōtāhuhu in the 1960s and later moved to

Imagine that you could interview Bill. What would you ask
him about his time at the 1966 Commonwealth Games.
What would you want to know? I’d like to know how he
had time to train for two sports at once.

On your blog, write four questions that you would ask

Bill Kini.

Hi Bill Kini here
are the four questions
I am going to ask you.

  1. How long do you train
each day.
2. Do you ever get
tired of playing two
sports at once.

3. If you quit
Boxing and rugby
which other sport
would you play.

4. What is your
favourite sport.

Those were my
questions for
Bill Kini.

Thanks for reading my blog post.


  1. Hey there Levonah, great job completing another activity! I like the four questions you have written to ask Bill Kini. When you ask questions during an interview it is a good idea to craft questions that don't have a single word answer. This way you get a good conversation going. I really like your second question about getting tired play two sports. It's good because he might talk about being tired mentally as well as physically. This could lead to a good conversation.

    Great job, keep it up!


  2. Hey I've also enjoyed reading your activities that you have planned to do when you visit Waitangi. Have you ever been there before?

    It's great that you've selected a balance of activities, checking out the history, a performance and also a bike park. Sounds like an awesome holiday.

    Thank you for also translating the phrases from English to Te Reo and also Te Reo to English using the Google Translate tool. Have you ever used it before?

    Thanks, Billy