Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ki O Rahi

kI O RAHI is a traditional ball game played and made by the Maori. It is a game that uses strength, strategy, accuracy and speed . Made up of a combination with different elements of other sport.

They play on large team game played between 2 teams which holds seven people per team, kioma and taniwha on a large circular field. Objective of the game is to have fun and score the opposition Kioma  score by touching pou and Taniwha score by hitting the tupu.

Rules of the game  no head-high tackles, punching or kicking, ruck and maul for the ball from the player with possession. If playing ripper rugby and If the attacking player gets ripped they have 3-5 seconds to pass the ball.

The legend is based Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai is why they made the game to make peace. The seven pou represents the stars of matariki.

Friday, August 15, 2014


Walking into the hall we sat down and  I saw five fierce warriors Who was going to perform for us. Introducing their names they shouted ‘kia ora then we shouted excitedly kia ora back. Then they started to perform.
A  slow sound started to play.  When they started to perform they were  strong and performing with  pride. Then started to sing they had powerful voices and sang perfectly in pitch harmonies. when they was  singing  i started to laugh because lucky had funny facial expression it was because he was cross eyes.

Jerome Kaino

Jerome  Kaino was born 6th April 1983 and went school at Papakura high school and Saints Kentigern. He is a Samoan professional rugby union player who play for the blues and also play internationally for the All Blacks.

In 2004 he made his début Auckland and in 2006 he made his début for the blues. In 2012 he was announced that he was leaving the blues to play for the Japanese club for a two year deal.

Possum Poles

This graph shows that Peta possum climbs 6 meters in one minute rest for 2 minute and then climb another 6 meters and then rest for another 2 minutes.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is a jamaican sprinter who is widely known as the fastest person ever. He is the first man who has held the world record for both 100 meters and 200 meters. His fastest record for 100 meters is 9.58 and 200 meters is 19.19 that will be hard to beat for anyone. Did you know usain bolt was also the first man to win six gold medals in the Olympics and awarded of the year.

He completed his medals collection  in the 2014 commonwealth games winning the 100m relay. he decided to retire saying that this is his first and last appearance in the commonwealth games. He might be missing out for the Gold Coast commonwealth games but he will still be known as the fastest man ever.


Getting into their position the players were focus  the whistle blew then the oppnents,
kick the ball. Whacking the opponents getting a chance to throw the ball to the te tupu. Clutched the ball the player leap up like a frog and threw a  effective  throw to the te tupu and scored.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Stan Walker

Stan Walker is a New Zealand singer who just released his new album Aotearoa. It was for the Maori language week it was ft Ria Hall, Troy Kingi and Maisey Rika. It was also a huge hit and his life was success

He started his career in 2009 born in Australia on 23 October 1990. His first album that was released was black box. On 6 of November 2012 Stan walker was announced that he was going to be a judge. For the New Zealand X Factor in 2013. He also made the acting of the lead role of New Zealand film Mt Zion


With no reluctance, the diver balanced herself steadily on the edge of the platform. Getting ready to attempt her dive, she had a concentrated look on her face, The crowd was quiet and she was focused on only her jump. She leapt off with great might and started with a mid air piked somersault, followed by a twist. She plunged into the water entering as straight as a nail.  

Diving is a sport of jumping off a platform or simply falling into the water or a launching yourself off a  springboard while performing acrobatics Diving is internationally identified as a aquatic sport in the Olympics. This sport one of the most popular olympic sports with spectators. Most common |competitors require the same characteristics as gymnasts and dancers including strength and flexibility. Some professional divers were originally dancers or gymnasts.

In 1904 diving was introduced into the Olympics. Later on they  then added in ‘Fancy Diving’” (more complicated manoeuvres) Most diving competitions consist of 1m or 3m springboard dives as well as a 10m platform dive  but in the olympic games 1m diving are not a part of the sport. All contestants have to perform a set number of dives according to the requirements.

When jumping off either the springboard or platform, the competitors will have to keep their feet always together, When judging the judge, they brake the judging into 3 parts which are 1:Take off(jumping off the platform) 2:Flight(The maneuvers pulled off in the air) 3:Entry(The amount of splash). The entry cannot have a big splash or they will be out.
Each contestant has to perform

Ben Lam

Fish Sticks

5 fish=32
10 fish=64
gusse how much sticks is 20 fishers.



Walking to the court looking forward to our new kiwi sports. arriving at the court i saw soccer balls which made me think our new kiwi sport is soccer. The soccer teacher said her name was Sophia and she was from Argentina she said to us with a croaky voice “ Sit down we are getting started with  our first lesson”, she sounded like Manu from Mkr because her english was not good.

Warming up with a game she handed out yellow and blue bibs out to half of the class and tuck them on the side of there shorts. The people with no bibs have to try and take the bibs off the people that do have bibs.

Running  around the court protecting my bib finally someone took my bib i was puffing deeply. quickly ran to get me a bib finally the whistle was blown and i did not have any bibs.