Monday, 17 December 2018

Summer Learning Journey Wk 1 Day 1 Activity 1 - In the Beginning...

Activity 1 - The legend of New Zealand (4 points)

According to Maori methodology much of Aoeteroa NZ was formed when Maui, a powerful demigod, fished it out of the sea. Legend has it that Maui created a magical fish hook from jawbone of his grandmother and that one day he took his hook, boarded a boat, and rode out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Once at sea, he threw his magical hook into the water and caught a fish. The 'fish' was actually the North Island of New Zealand! In honour of this legend, the North Island of New Zealand is sometimes referred to as Te Ika a Maui or 'Maui's Fish' and the South Island of New Zealand is sometime referred to a Te Waka a Maui or 'Maui's canoe'.

To learn more cool facts about New Zeland, check out the Tourism NZ Website. Read the fun facts posted on the website and choose your 'Top 3'. On your blog, post your 'Top 3 Fun Facts' about NZ.

Here are my 'Top 3 Facts'

1. To become a New Zealand citizen, you must swear an oath of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth

2. NZ is one of the 3 countries in the world that has 2 official national anthems of equal standing. The first is God Save the Queen and the other is God Defend New Zealand.

3. New Zealanders are called Kiwis but Kiwi is not a fruit. It is a NZ native flightless bird


  1. Hi Telesia,!
    I'm glad you are doing the Summer Learning Journey!I wish you the best this year. Good luck!


  2. Kia ora Telesia,
    My name is Patricia and I am part of the Summer Learning Journey team. How nice is to see that your are actively engaging on completing the activities, way to go! I am here to comment and support your posts and guide you through this program.
    Thanks for completing the first activity! On your third fact about the word "kiwi" please keep in mind that term kiwi can have 3 different meanings, kiwi is a fruit, it is also our national bird and is also used to describe the people who is from New Zealand. I think that is really funny but also can be a bit confusing for the many tourists that come to visit New Zealand every year, don't you agree?
    This a great start on your journey keep up the good work!
    Kia kaha,

  3. Kia ora Telesia
    These are some interesting facts about the History of New Zealand i wish you good luck for the summer learning journey this year

  4. Hi telesia

    You have amazing facts and I wish you good luck thus year for summer learning journey. I hope you or davarni wins or other people

    By friend


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