Monday, 9 December 2019

Weather Bomb!💣

Wild weather including high winds have soaked large parts of the Southern New Zealand. A lot of people are trapped in this horrible weather!

Hopefully this weather doesn't carry on but for now everyone must take shelter and have alot of food and water. In Timaru district, the council says it'll probably take weeks to recover from flood damage. 

Friday, 6 December 2019

My Finished Product!

On Wednesday it was our last tech for the year. My group was in graphics with our tutor Mrs Ferguson. We spent the whole term designing and doing research for our juice cartons.

My fake juice carton was called Blueberry Pop. It had a straw on one side, a ingredients tab on the other and a fun maze to do at the back. Unfortunately I couldn't get the back to stick so I taped it on. For me the hot glueing bit was very hard as you had to stick on the sides while it was still hot.

Drawing the barcode was also very difficult as you have to draw and colour in a lot of lines, but it was fun. I had fun making this juice carton and hopefully we get to make more things like this.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Remembrance Of The Erebus Disaster🔥

There was a special ceremony for the families of victims killed in the Mt Erebus disaster. 

The apology mark 40 years since the crash of Air New Zealand Flight TE901 on Mt Erebus in Antarctica in 1979, with the loss of 257 lives. Some people say that this disaster will change New Zealand for ever and probably the airline itself.

Hopefully in the future we have no more disasters like this!

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Air NZ Cancels Christmas Flights!✈

Air New Zealand has announced that they have cancelled some of the Christmas flights. They say that the problem is due to maintenance issues with it's Rolls-Royce issues. The recent total of people who will be affected by this is 14,000 New Zealand.

The airline (Air NZ) has been forced to shut down their usual flights from Christchurch to Perth and other international flights in December and January. The airline announced that the airline might be cleared by Christmas but it is still in the que at the Rolls-Royce repair shop.

Hopefully the airline will be able to fix this so people could enjoy their Christmas holiday!!

Monday, 18 November 2019

Prince Charles & The Duchess Of Cornwall Arrive In New Zealand!

Prince Charles and the duchess have now made their arrival in New Zealand for their 7 day tour. 

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in New Zealand on a 7 day tour.
Their tour of New Zealand will take them to Northland, Christchurch and Kaikōura. 
During their Auckland stay, Prince Charles and Camilla will receive an official welcome at Government House and meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Manaiakalani Film Festival!

Yesterday the 12th Annual Film Festival took place at Sylvia Park Hoyts Cinema. Our school (Ruapotaka) and a few other schools watched multiple films.

As we arrived at the cinema there were only a few people so we took seat and waited for the other schools to arrive. There was a lot of laughter and excitement coming from the schools. The films that we watched were quite funny and had a really good message.

I enjoyed the Manaiakalani Film Festival 2019!

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Rats Wash Up On Westport Beaches!

In totally around 600 rats have been recovered with experts concerned that more may follow.
Some of the rats have been sent for testing as the Department of Conservation to find out why it happened. 
Some people believe the rats could have washed out of the hills by heavy rain after a 1080 poison operation 140km away. However, most experts are ruling this out.
Locals are being warned to keep their dogs off the beaches.