Thursday, 18 January 2018

Week 3 Day 5 Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)

Day 5: Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)
Activity 1: Hiking Tongariro
In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro,
was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit!
Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the
Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the
one-day hike.

On your blog tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to
hike the Tongariro Crossing. What should you bring with you? Write a list
of at least 5 items.

Other than making sure that you have the right equipment, what else
should you do before heading out on a big hike? Click here to learn how
to stay safe while you’re hiking.

  1. Food and Water.
  2. Warm clothes.
  3. Rope
  4. Good shoes that have grip
  5. Something that can hold you
  6. Harness

Those were my things that you should bring.

Activity 2: Leading New Zealand

In the 1990s, four different individuals served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley.

On your blog, write a short profile of one of our former Prime Ministers. Upload a photo
of them with your post. Click on this link to find a copy of the template. Click on file and
then click make a copy. This will save the blank template to your Google Drive so that
you can fill it in. Post the completed template to your blog to earn points for this activity.

Leading New Zealand
Week 3, Day 5 (Bonus Activity)

Name of Prime Minister: Helen Clark
Date of Birth: 26 February 1950

Political Party: New Zealand Labour party
Number of Years as Prime Minister: 9 years
Three interesting facts about my chosen Prime Minister:
  1. She was the 37th prime minister in New Zealand
  2. She is the 5th longest serving prime minister
  3. She was the second woman to hold her position as prime minister.

Bonus Activity: You Have to Pay to Play
In 1990, for the first time in New Zealand’s history, universities and
polytechnics started charging students money to go to school. Prior to
then, it had been free to go to university or to a polytechnic. Since 1990,
students have had to pay thousands of dollars to attend post-secondary
(after high school) education.

The new Labour government have promised to give up to three years of
post-secondary education to all New Zealanders by 2020!

On your blog, tell us what you think. Should students have to pay
money (tuition fees) to go to university? Why or why not?

I think students should not have to pay to go to university because 1
they’ve just gotten out of school and 2 the university should be paying
for it because the kids have no money and have to pay for anything else
that the university says to pay for.

That was my answer.

 I hope you enjoy Week 3 Day 5.


  1. Hey there Levonah, thanks for completing another set of activities. You have been blogging lots during your summer break and when you go back to school you will be very prepared.

    I liked checking out your list of items to bring on the Tongariro Crossing. You have selected important and useful items that will no doubt come in handy. What sort of food would you bring? What is the rope for?

    Is there anything you will do in particular on the day? I'd have a massive breakfast so I have heaps of energy throughout the hike.

    Thanks, Billy

  2. hi lavonah i love your blog post your so good at it i know you will come a place in th summer learning journey but if you dont thats still ok because you are still great whats your favourit blog post so far?

  3. Kia Ora Levonah ,

    What a Such Amazing Post you have done !!! I got to say what a Good Supplies to bring with you on a Hike . Also I agree with your Pick about Should Students pay to go to University because sometimes its hard to pay to go to university but you just came out of School ...

    Well done on your Post !!


    Thanks ,

    Lillyana FG