Thursday, 8 September 2016

Paralympian long jumper Anna Grimaldi has won New Zealand's first medal at the Rio Paralympics, breaking the country's 28-year drought in female field events.
Grimaldi's final jump was a personal best of 5.62m to win gold ahead of Cuba's Yunidis Castillo and Australia's Carlee Beattie in the women's long jump T47, for those with limb deficiencies.
Ranked second in the world, the 19-year-old's previous best was 5.41m, and comes after just three years competing in para-athletics.
The last medal New Zealand won in Paralympic field events for females was a bronze in the long jump B3 from Leslie Mancktelow in 1988.
The last time New Zealand won a Paralympics medal was in 2004 in Athens.
Following Grimaldi's gold, swimmer Rebecca Dubber, 23, came from behind to win bronze in the backstroke S7. Fellow Kiwi Nikita Howarth finished sixth.
NZN

  1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?
      * The main person in this article is Anna Grimaldi  was the main person in this article 
        2.What was the key event from the news article?
      * The key event in this article is that  Anna Grimaldi won a gold medal at the paralympics 3.Where and when did this event take place?
* this event happened yesterday 
4.Explain in your own words why this event took place
* Because paralyze people are unique in there own ways  
      5. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future 
      That the people in this event may become world champions 

Thursday, 1 September 2016

http://kiwikidsnews.co.nz/beyonce-wins-big-mtv-music-awards/

Beyonce was the big winner at  MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in New York on Monday night.
The singer scooped seven awards in total including the prestigious prize for video of the year for the track Formation.
Held annually, the VMAs, rewards musicians for their visual efforts. This year’s ceremony was held at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Beyonce, who was nominated for eight awards, also went home with the prize for Best Female Video, Best Direction and Best Cinematography.
The 34-year-old rounded off an impressive night with a 16 minute medley of songs taken from her latest album, Lemonade.
Other winners included Calvin Harris, Fifth Harmony and Drake.
  1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? The main person in this article is beyonce 
  2. 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 
  3. Where and when did this event take place? This article took place in New York on Monday night 
  4. 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

  1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?  Fiji was one of the main groups in the article 
  2. What was the key event from the news article? The key event was fiji winning a gold medal for the first time 
  3. Where and when did this event take place? This event took place on Thursday night and in rio 
  4. 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  







Fiji have delivered the feel-good result of the Rio Games by winning an historic first Olympic medal - gold - in their national sport of rugby sevens.
In what had otherwise been a tight competition in sevens' successful Olympic debut, the Flying Fijians blew Great Britain away 43-7 in a one-sided final at Deodoro Stadium.
Fijian players cried, said prayers of thanks and sung a hymn together in magic scenes on Thursday night.
Red-headed English coach Ben Ryan embraced all his players after the fairytale result which is set to spark wild celebrations and a national holiday in their Pacific Island homeland.
The world series champions and top seeds stamped their authority on the gold-medal match from the kickoff with inspirational captain Osea Kolinisau scoring in the opening minutes.
Fellow playmaker Jerry Tuwai crossed in the opposite corner a minute later and the previously-unbeaten GB team looked clueless to stop the Fijian off-loads and line breaks.
The fourth seeds hardly touched the ball in the first half as they found themselves down 29-0 to the delight of the buzzing crowd.
Fiji went on to score three more tries after the break and even shared the spoils around in the in-goal to highlight their utter dominance.
Their 20-5 semi-final win over Japan earlier on Thursday ensured the small island nation their first Olympic medal in any sport.
South Africa took bronze with a 54-14 thrashing of Japan in the third-place play-off.
Australia, ranked world No.4, finished the sevens tournament in a disappointing eighth place after narrowly losing their classification games against Argentina and France and then the quarter-final against South Africa.
South Africa had knocked the Australians out of the medal hunt with a 22-5 quarter-final victory, while Fiji denied world No.2 New Zealand a place in the last four.
NZN


Read more: http://www.newshub.co.nz/sport/fiji-basks-in-golden-glow-2016081210#ixzz4H4uzjaof

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?
        Sailors peter 

       (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

Introduction        
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


Conclusion
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