Thursday, 1 September 2016
- Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? The main person in this article is beyonce
- What was the key event from the news article? The key event in this article was that beyonce was the biggest winner at the MTV video music awards
- Where and when did this event take place? This article took place in New York on Monday night
- Explain in your own words why this event took place? This event happened to congratulate people on there achievements
5. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future? this event happened because Beyonce deserved to win these things and in the future Beyonce will become a all time winner
Thursday, 11 August 2016
- Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? Fiji was one of the main groups in the article
- What was the key event from the news article? The key event was fiji winning a gold medal for the first time
- Where and when did this event take place? This event took place on Thursday night and in rio
- Explain in your own words why this event took place? this event happened because they signed up too be in the Olympics
5. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future
This event happened on Thursday night and in the future i think they will become one of the best rugby teams
Thursday, 4 August 2016
1. What is the history of the Olympics?
The first Olympics started in 776 BC in Olympia and the modern Olympics started in 1896
2. Choose one of the following symbols used in the Olympics and explain why this is a symbol and what it represents. (a) Olympic rings (b) Olympic torch
The Olympic ring are used as a symbol because they represent all of the countries as they have at least 1 colour of each flag aroud the world
3. Choose a New Zealander who is competing in a sport that interests you. Write a paragraph on them. Include where they are from, if they have competed or won any medals in previous Olympics, and an interesting fact about them!
valerie adams is from Rotorua New Zealand She is a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion, two-time Olympic and three-time Commonwealth champion.
4. Find a recent news article that relates to the Olympics in Rio [HINT - Go to the websites sport section]:
(a) Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?
(b) What was the key event from the news article?
Burling and tuke named New Zealand Olympic flag
(c) Who is (or who could be) effected by this issue/event?
The rio Olympics ceremony
(d) What is your thoughts on this issue/topic?
Proud of them for representing our country in the rio olymipcs
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Kia ora everyone my name is Chevani I'm doing an inquiry project involving New Zealand. My fertile question is “Should we re-elect our prime minister every two years”? I have chosen this topic because it’s something different then having a four year election. My four key questions are:
1. Why is New Zealand politics based on democracy
2.What do New Zealanders think about our voting system?(how does our voting system work?)
3.What is the difference between New Zealand and North & South korea Ruling?
4. What could be the benefits on re-electing Our prime minster every two years?
My first key question was “why is New Zealand politics based on democracy?”. Firstly I needed to find out what democracy is. Democracy according to Google dictionary is “A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state typically through elected representatives”. To answer my key question I did online research on the official New Zealand elections website. I found out that New Zealand is a democratic country in which the members of parliament (MP’S) are chosen in free and fair elections by the people of New Zealand.
According to the New Zealand elections website “A democracy should give citizens many opportunities to participate in decision making, and provide:
. Checks and balances so that people with power cannot abuse it
. Respect for the voices of minorities, as well as those of the majority
. Independent and important judges who treats everyone equally
. A free pass
. Access to official information
. Protection for individual rights
. Freedom from corruption”
My second key question is “How does our voting system work” I have done some online research and found out that
In new zealand we vote using the MMP voting system i’ll tell you alittle bit about what MMP voting system is and how it works and how long we have been using this system for. MMP is the system we currently use to elect our parliament. It is a corresponding system, which means that the proportion of votes a party gets will largely reflect the number of seats it has in parliament.Each voter gets two votes. The first vote is to vote for the political party and the second vote is for the people (MP) And how the MMP voting system works is the candidate who gets the most votes wins. They do not have to get more than half the votes under current MMP rules,a political party that wins at least one electorate seat or 5% of the party vote gets a share of the seats in parliament that is about the same as it share of the party vote.We have been using this voting system since 1996 MMP was introduced after a referendum in 1993
My third key question is “what is the difference between New Zealand
And North & South Korea ruling ?” i have answered this key question by doing some online research and i have found that the people in new zealand gets a say in choosing the political party and in north korea there is a communist state one-man dictatorship that means only one person gets a say in it,in south korea it’s called a republic a republic is a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
The south Korea is similar to New Zealand because we both get a say in choosing our government and North Korea is different because only one person gets a say in everything
My Fourth and last key question is “What could be the benefits on re-electing our prime minister Every two years?” i interviewed Robert Kelly and his reply was
The big problem with a two year period would be that it would require a government change every two years. Even as it is with three years terms government often find it hard to get things done in that period of time. This would be much worse in a two year election cycle. Policy change and drafting legislation takes years so a two year term would make it very hard for anyone to pass legislation into law.
The counter argument is that longer terms for government is that longer terms for governments breed contempt and arrogance in the serving government. A good example of this is in Britain where a lot of pundits are concerned with the way government s
There behave due to their terms being for 5 years the arguments for the longer terms is that is makes more sense for the passing of legislation and gives Government’s security to carry out big projects. The argument against it is that it gives governing political parties and leaders to much power without adequate checks and balances my own opinion on this topic is that if we were to re elect our prime minister every two years things would run differently and at a faster past then it is, also we will have a short period of time following different people rules
In conclusion my opinion is we should re elect our prime minister every two years because if we were to re elect our prime minister every two years things would run differently and at a faster past then it is, also we will have a short period of time following different people rules .
Thursday, 30 June 2016
1.In Maori what does the word 'Matariki' mean? Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter – late May or early June. For many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year. Matariki literally means the 'eyes of god' (mata ariki) or 'little eyes' (mata riki). 2.In traditional times what did Maori acknowledge with the arrival of Matariki? It was a time for the community to come together to farewell those departed and acknowledge the year gone by. 3.How did Matariki affect Maori farming? It predicted the outcome of the next season’s crops. The brighter the stars the better the crops would turn out. 4.Explain briefly one legend of how Matariki came to be. Matariki literally means the ‘eyes of god’ (mata ariki) or ‘little eyes’ (mata riki). Some say that when Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatūānuku, the earth mother were separated by their offspring, the god of the winds, Tāwhirimātea, became angry, tearing out his eyes and hurling them into the heavens 5.What current holidays do some people believe Matariki should take the place of? Because People have been trying to replace the queens birthday 6.In your opinion should Matariki become a public holiday, why/why not? Do your research to back up your answer! Yes matariki should become a public holiday because in the maori tradition Matariki is something special towards maori culture