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

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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?