Friday, May 24, 2013

Trip To Omapere

After a 4 and half hour drive we finally made it to omapere. We were staying in a little apartment that was just across the road from the beach. We also had a balcony that had a had a great view of the sea. We were staying there for 4 days.

My highlight of the holiday was going onto the sand dunes. If you don’t know what the sand dunes are the sand dunes are hills that are made out of sand. You also get a boogie board so you can slide down and if you want you can slide into the water. Its a lot of fun.

When I went down I skidded across the water. The water was freezing it felt like i was in a freezer. It was also very tiring going up the sand dunes but so much fun going down. We stayed there for an hour and got picked up by the people the people that dropped us of.

On Monday we had to go to My mums friends wedding.They were getting married in a little church.It was a good little service. After the wedding we went to the reception. Te reception was at a Marie

It was heaps of fun and I hope we can go there again.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What Really In Our Food (Eggs)

New Zealanders eat about 920,000,000 eggs per year.  89% of the eggs we eat come from caged hens. Caged hens never see the light of the sun. There are often 6 hens in each cage. Cages are on an angle so the eggs roll down. Caged hens don’t have enough space to move.

Free range eggs have a big outside space to flap their wings, run around make a nest. Every now and then they have a dust bath. They eat grass and chicken feed. But only 9% of our eggs come from free range hens.

Eggs are easy for our body to digest and have lots of protein. Most people think that most of the protein is in the white part of egg. But the yolk is where most of the protein is. Just because we have 2 colours of eggs (brown and white) there is no nutritional difference between them.

The other 2% of eggs come from barns. In a barn they have unlimited food and water.They lay eggs where ever they want and at night time people pick them up to take to a conveyor belt.

The conveyor belt is a machine that scans a light though the eggs to see if it has any blood spots.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Will I Am coming to Our school

My eyes lit up when Mr Burt said the one the only Grammy-award winning hip hop artist was coming to our school. He has made many albums and has recorded songs with people like Justin Beiber,Usher, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and a whole lot more artist. He was also I a group called the Black Eyed Pea’s. There were media camera’s everywhere so we knew that this was big and we had to be on our best behavior

Yes its the one the only Will I Am. He wasn’t just coming to say hi he came to give us $100 000 00 for new equipment for our school. He also told us a bit of his background story and how he grew up. We also gave him a  green stone to show our appreciation.

The senior hip hop group and kapa haka group we able to perform for him to. Also other people from other schools came because they would be getting their share of the money as well

IT was a great experience and a big thanks to Will I Am for coming.