Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 1

Activity 1
Here are 3 interesting facts about the people of New Zealand:

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  1. Maori people are the culture of Aotearoa’s national identity, having journeyed thousands of miles across the ocean of unfamiliar Pacific over four hundred years ago in their canoes and were the first inhabitants of New Zealand.

  1. Screen Shot 2017-07-09 at 12.55.56 am.png The European settlers of New Zealand were independent, well built, hard workers, and brave. They were also diligent and hard-working due to how dangerous their job which was clearing the land before they established farms and settlements. With their ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties it has surely achieved greatly to the New Zealand character in which is shown throughout our young kiwi generation of business managers involving computer software builders, film-makers, fashion designers, and sportspeople.

  1. New Zealand great outdoors is what most tourists are attracted to. New Zealand's calm water and beautiful scenery are why there are people arriving at New Zealand nearly every single day!

Activity 2
My Favourite attractions/activities:

  • Explore the stunning Waitakere Ranges native regional park.
  • Go on long walks at Mission Bay and enjoy the inner city beach and the nearby restaurants at Devonport.
  • Explore and bungee jump off the Sky Tower.
  • Learn about the history and the treasures of the land of the “Long White Cloud” in the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland Domain park.
  • Have fun at the Rainbow's End theme park.



  1. Kia ora Philomena,

    Welcome to the Winter Learning Journey programme! I am thrilled that you have chosen to blog with us this holiday!

    I hope that you enjoyed your first day of activities. Did you learn anything new about New Zealand from the Tourism NZ website? I learned quite a bit about the original settlers of New Zealand and the trip that they had to make across the Pacific Ocean to reach our shores. It must have been pretty nerve wracking 'eh?! I would have been quite scared to arrive in a waka on the shores of an unknown country. What about you?

    I can see from your post that you also prepared a flag but, unfortunately, I'm unable to view it. Are you able to re-post the design that you made? I would really love to see it!

    Hopefully you're able to re-publish your flag and to continue the journey with us through New Zealand over the next two weeks. We'd love to blog with you!

    Cheers, Rachel :)

  2. Sorry about the flag, I have updated it and re-published it on my blog.

  3. Wow! Cool flag Philomena!
    I see you have put a lot of effort into this!
    Keep it up1

    From Shivay