Friday, 14 June 2019

Public of Private information?

Public of Private information?

What is Matariki!

Matariki is a signal for the Maori New Year. Matariki also known as Te Papa it is a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand. Te Papa begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster. The cluster of stars are also known as the Pleiades of the seven sisters. Matariki is mainly a star cluster which appears in the night sky during mid-winter. According to the Maramataka aka the Maori lunar calendar.

Matariki the cluster of stars the Pleiades of the seven sisters, the name of the stars themselves are very different. Ururangi, Tupu-a-rangi, Waipuna Rangi, Tupu-a-nuku, Matariki, Waita and Waiti are the names of the seven stars. Matariki star cluster literally means the eyes of god mata ariki or little eyes matariki.

Related imageTe papa is celebrated by when the stars rise in the last few days of May. This symbolizes the coming of the Maori New Year. Some iwi or tribes. They start celebrations when Matariki is first seen. However it is the first new moon after Matariki that officially signals the Maori New Year.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Manaiakalani survey

This afternoon our class took survey which had questions like what school do you go to, what year are you, whats your gender and more. Some questions were where you could answer with multiple times shown down bellow 

The hardest questions that I found hard for me to answer was mainly how does Learn Create Share connect with your culture and I but down a 2.

Friday, 3 May 2019


On the 1st of May our class went sailing at Okahu Bay for the whole day.

When we arrived at sailing our class got a pep talk from the
instructors who were Steve, Justin and JR. They showed us
how to rig up the Optimist. After they showed us we had to rig our own
boats. Once the boats were set up we got changed into a wet suit and had morning tea.

Once morning tea was finished we launched the boats. After the boats were
launched we sailed around for an hour or two. During sailing I enjoyed the
blue water but the best part was sailing by myself because I had more control.
When we were done we dragged the boats back onto shore and had lunch. After
lunch we sailed for a half and hour or more then we dragged the boats in again to
disassemble them  and get changed. We said bye to our instructors then left.

Many thanks to the Lion Foundation, Rotary, Volvo and Zhik for
sponsoring the day.