Sunday, 24 December 2017

Leilani Holiday Bloggging - Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 , Day 5 - The Drawn Of A New Era...

Summer Learning Journey 


Week 1 , Day 5 - The Drawn Of A New Era...

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.


  1. Nau mai ki Aotearoa.
  2. ____ is my name.
  3. What is your name?
  4. He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro.
  5. Where do you come from?

Nau Mai Ki Aotearoa

1 , Maori Version : Nau Mai Ki Aotearoa -

1 , English Version : Welcome To New Zealand


2 , English Version : Leilani Is My Name

2 , Maori Version : Ko Leilani Toku Ingoa


3 , English Version : What is your name?

3 , Maori Version : He Aha To Ingoa?


4 , Maori Version : He Pai Ki Te Takaro I te WhutuPaoro

4 , English Version : I like To Play Rugby


5 , English Version : Where Do You Come From

5 , Maori Version : 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 most?


1 , You can visit the treaty house which is a replica of the original treaty.

2 , Marvel at the fully carved Maori meeting house and one of the largest Maori war canoes in the country.

3 , You can explore the small semi - formal garden that surrounds the Treaty House to the 6 kilometre forest walk that leads to Haruru falls.


My Pick -

As I visitor just by reading that I think that this place is amazing and that Waitangi is a special day. This was a very hard chose to make. But I would like to explore the small semi formal garden. Because it would be outstanding to visit the Haruru falls and one day I would learn about that. If I could chose all of the activity's then I would.


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 Whangarei.

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.




  1. Hey there Leilani, what a great post you have completed. I love the four questions you have written to ask Bill Kini in an interview. My favourite question you have written would definitely be question two. It's an interesting question because you never know what response you may get. It's intriguing to find out who inspired him and for what reason.
    Hopefully this would lead to a decent interview.

    Well done and keep up the good blogging.


  2. Kia Ora Leilani

    My name is Jolie and I go to Glen Innes School,I am also doing the summer Learning Journey which means that I can see more of your amazing work. What was your favourite part about this activity? Why?. Keep up the great work.

  3. Hey there Leilani, thank you for translating those phrases from English to Te Reo and also Te Reo to English using the Google Translate. I've also enjoyed reading your plans for a trip to Waitangi. It's great that you're willing to check out the cultural and historical activities as well as exploring nature. Have you been to Waitangi before?

    Where's your most favourite place in New Zealand?