Wednesday, 5 July 2017

WLJ - Day 1

Day 1: 100% PURE New Zealand  
Well, the time has now come! School’s out for the holidays and your tour of New Zealand is about to begin. I hope that you are ready and excited! Curious Kiwi certainly is – he can’t wait to start the Great Kiwi Road Trip! Before you all hit the road, let’s take a minute to review some key facts about New Zealand.3.jpg

Activity 1:  Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website☺.

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New Zealanders (Kiwis) love the outdoors

For most reasons most people from around the globe enjoy coming to New Zealand for the outdoors. The reason being is that they go for the amazing views from the mountains and landscapes!

Kiwis enjoy going on walks near the coastline and mostly fishing on wharfs! Most times kiwis love to  explore the mountains and lakes beautiful views!

The most adventurous kiwi from New Zealand is Sir Edmund Hillary! Sir Edmund conquered to reach the very summit of Mount Everest! The mountain is 8,848 m.  ( Tenzing Norgay also reached the very summit of Mount Everest)

New Zealand invented ‘Bungee jump’

Before creating farms and agreements, first they needed to clear the land, then made and very scary and terrifying activity! The person who invented bungee jumping was AJ Hackett from Queenstown.

To bungee jump kiwis needed to learn how to jump and know the hazards! They needed to be prepared to bungee jump and most kiwis became very skilled.

New Zealand

New Zealand has over 4.4 million kiwis living in the country! New Zealand has different cultures like Maori, Maori European, pacific islanders ( Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and more! ) and non pacific islanders!

¾ of the nation is living in the North Island! Also ⅓ of the nation is living in Auckland! The most cities that kiwis usually live in are Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and more!


  1. Kia ora Sarah! Welcome to the Winter Learning Journey programme. I see that you posted this first blog almost a full week ago. Wow - you have been really busy. I am so sorry that it has taken me a few days to get to your blog. So many students have been blogging with us that it is taking a bit longer than normal to make our way around. Please be assured that we will read every single blog that you post and do everything that we can to post comments on each one!

    In the meantime, I hope that you will continue to complete activities for the Winter Learning Journey programme. I am really excited to read about what you have learned during your travels!

    It is clear from this first blog that you've learned some interesting facts about New Zealand (NZ). I find it amazing to think that 3/4 of the nation lives in the North Island and only 1/4 live down south. Wow - it must be pretty quiet on the south island...

    Keep up the great work with your blogging, Sarah!

    All the best,
    Rachel :)

    1. Gracias Rachel! Also sorry if I started a little early! I started before the school holiday!

  2. Hello Sarah
    My name is Daniel and I am from Panmure Bridge school. Great job on your first winter learning journey activity. Keep up the amazing work.