Thursday, 8 December 2016

Warnings over unwanted calls from Canada

(ISTOCK)Spark and Vodafone are warning all their customers to be wary after reports of unwanted phone calls from Canada. Customers across all three major New Zealand telephone companies - Spark, Vodafone and 2Degrees have reported unexpected calls being made to them from various Toronto-based numbers. Sparks and Vodafone both told Newshub they had received a spike in reports about calls from Canada from concerned customers. Both companies advised worried customers to follow the advice for dealing with unwanted calls which is provided.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Oakland warehouse fire: Death toll rises further, criminal investigation launched

Firefighters struggle to search through the gutted building (Reuters)The death toll from a huge fire that tore through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party has risen to 36, with 11 of the victims discovered so far, police say. A criminal study has started into the cause of the blaze, which is the deadliest in the United States since 100 people died in 2003 fire at a Rhode Island nightclub.

Monday, 5 December 2016

One Dead After Car Crashes Into Tauranga House


One person has died after their car crashed into a Tauranga home early on a Monday morning. Ambulance arrived on the scene on Otumoetai Road just after 1am. The passenger was taken to hospital with moderate injuries. No one in the house was hurt.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Polar Bear Seen Patting Dog Later Ate One

A polar bear was caught on camera taping a husky dog on the head ate one just hours later, it has appear. "That was the only day we didn't feed the fudging bears, the only night we didn't put anything out," Brian Ladoon told CBC News. Mr Ladoon runs a nearby dog sanctuary in Manitoba and Canada. He regularly and illegally - feeds the polar bears to prevent them feasting on his animals. It looks like the polar bear was less trying to be cute, more just playing with its food.

Thursday, 17 November 2016


On Wednesday 10 boys from our school went to meet the Breaker’s. When we got there, there was this lady who showed us where was the toilets. Then she showed us where we had to sit and it was on a grandstand. We watched the Breakers train and the coach was telling them what to do. They were training very hard for 2 hour. Samuel was getting angry because it was taking to long. Then this lady called Sharon came and told us that we are gonna meet with two Breakers members and play with them. Then at the end we got a basketball each and got all of the member signature. After that all of the other school and our school took a photo with the Breakers. Before we came back to school there was this school who did the haka.

Monday, 14 November 2016

New Zealand earthquake: The worst-affected areas

7.5 magnitude earthquake in Canterbury has a number of regions overnight with tsunami waves reaching New Zealand's east coast and aftershocks causing havoc nationwide. Two people are dead and earthquakes have been recorded as far north as Pukekohe. A large portion of the country has been affected by the tremors.
The worst affected areas

Friday, 11 November 2016


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My favorite part in the Storks was how Tulip and Junior were fighting the penguin’s because they tried to steal the baby, Junior threw the fork to the penguin, the penguin grabbed the pillow and started screaming so that the baby would not hear him. Suddenly one penguin bites one of Junior’s wings. Junior tries to scream but he stayed quiet.

Katie Crown - Tulip
Andy Samberg - Junior

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Waikanae School evacuated after bomb scare

A Kapiti Coast school has been evacuated following a bomb scare. A sign posted on the office window of Waikanae School reads: Due to bomb scare we have evacuated the school to the Memorial Hall. Police were called to the school after a threatening email was received. The school has reportedly been evacuated and students moved to the nearby Memorial Hall.

Monday, 7 November 2016

South Carolina man admits killing six, after woman found chained in container

South Carolina police have revealed that Todd Kohlhepp, the man they arrested after finding a woman chained in a storage container, had confessed to killing six other people. The confession came a day after Kala Brown, who was found in the container, told police there were four bodies buried on the 100-acre property in the town of Woodruff, with that of her boyfriend Charles Carver. Ms Brown, 30 and Mr Carver, 32 went missing at the end of August. Police arrested Kohlhepp, 45 a registered sex offender who works as a realtor, on suspicion of kidnapping on Thursday. Officials said Ms Brown and Kohlhepp knew each other and that her abduction was not a random act. Ms Brown is being treated at a local hospital.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Whakatane fireworks to return, years after fiery disaster

Image result for fireworksWhakatane will have a public fireworks show this year - the first since 2009, when 40 minutes' worth of bangers exploded in about 40 seconds.Thousands of dollars' worth of pyrotechnics went off at once in the fiery mishap, brilliantly lighting up the Bay of Plenty sky, but also causing a large scrub fire. Two people were taken to hospital with minor 
injuries after the accident. "Many of the fireworks have never been seen before in New Zealand, and some have been made exclusively for the Sky Show." Mr Hepi says 2000 early-bird tickets were bought in less than an hour, and general sale tickets are expected to sell out.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Public Appeal To Identify Pair Of Alleged Kidnappers

Police are appealing to the public for help identifying an offender who allegedly beat a man unconscious, kidnapped him and stole his car in Auckland. The man is believed to be one of two perpetrators who abducted the victim, who is in his 20s, on September 26. The victim was sitting in his  dark grey 2010 Holden Commodore station wagon at the time of the incident, which was parked outside Sylvia Park mall just after 1pm. During at least one of the assaults, the man claims he was knocked unconscious. However one of the alleged kidnappers made a crucial error - stopping to get petrol in the victim's car in Wiri and being spotted by CCTV cameras.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Teen Operating Emergency Stop On DreamWorld Ride When Accident Happened

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The person responsible for the emergency stop button on the Dreamworld ride that killed four people was an 18-year-old on her first day on the job. However it is also understood the water levels on the ride were lower than normal and sensor should have triggered an emergency stop but didn't. Two men and two women died on the River Rapids ride on Tuesday when a raft flipped over. Two children survived the accident. Dreamworld says the park will reopen on Friday for memorial day, with entry proceeds going to the Australian Red Cross.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Labour Weekend Road Toll Ends At Three

New Zealand's Labour Weekend holiday road toll has finished at three, two less than the same period in 2015. The deaths included the country's first female Maori police detective. Seventy-nine-year-old Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomare died after a head-on collision in Paekakariki on Sunday morning. She was taken to hospital with critical injuries, but died overnight. On Monday a 56-year-old man died when a motorcycle and car collided at Wallacetown, west of Invercargill. The accident happen at about 3pm on State Highway 99, police say. The man died at the scene and no one else was injured.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Killer Clowns

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Some clowns are terrified of going out in their white greasepaint and makeup as they say they risk being arrested by police or attacked by mobs who take to the street in so-called "clown hunt." The sinister trend, which began in America and quickly spread to Europe, sees internet pranksters wearing grotesque clown outfits terrorise passerby before posting the video on social media.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Image result for mrsgren what is it stand forOur whole class is learning about MRSGREN. It stands for Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion and Nutrition. These 7 words tell us if something is alive.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

All Whites Draw With USA


The All Whites have drawn 1-1 with the United States in their football international in Washington DC. The result is outstanding for the young team who are ranked 88th in the world. The USA are ranked 22nd. The All Whites created several first-half time but the US scored first through Julian Green. New Zealand will now start their World Cup qualification and play in the Confederation Cup next year.

Trip To The Botanic Gardens

Today our whole school went to the Botanic Gardens. When we got there first we went to Edible Garden and then we went to the Threatened Native Plants. After that we went to the Native plant ideas, we had a good look around. After that we went Trials and the we to the Palms after that we went to the Roses. Then we went to the Upper Lake. After that we went to Rock Garden and then came back to school.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Native Forest

Native Forest

Tomorrow our whole school is going to the Botanic Gardens. When we get there I like to go and visit the Native Forest because I want to see New Zealand Native plant. I think it is a calm place, because you can hear birds singing and also get to see rare plants and trees.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Pedal Power In Schools

pedal-powerMartin Middle School in North Carolina, USA has introduced pedal power into their classrooms  to get pupils focus more. Bike pedals have been put under the desk as a way to divert students energy. Bethany Lambeth who teaches maths at the school said it has led to a outstanding increase in their grades. "Because students are sitting still all day long they start to get restless and start tapping their desk and their feet are moving about," she said. Having the quiet bike pedals under the desks allow students to use up that energy, and at the same time focus on class. What do you think? Should we bring this to New Zealand?