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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We're Special Duffy Readers

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kawhia sports day

Thursday the 2nd of September our school traveled to Kawhia school for a sports day of touch and netball. We lost the final of touch but we held our heads high and pulled through. I guess it shows the other team had the passion for the game. The weather was awful but we survived and ended up having a good time after all.

rugby league

As we walked down to the field Lloyd, Steven, matua Hutana, Thomas, and whaea Lilly came to show us the skills of rugby league it was so much fun, I wanted to do it again but sadly it was over in thirty minutes we then played ripper rugby and we cheered as tries were scored.

Na Mckindlay
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learning to play league

On Tuesday Hutana taught us some league skills like passing and kicking. We were doing alot of things yesterday. After we had finished we played a game of ripper rugby. It was an exciting game. However, it was dumb too because we did not get to play rugby league. Na Te Aoturoa

The extra-ordinary Duffy show

Watching the three Duffy actors as they sang and danced to their songs was amazing, because it was entertaining and funny. My favourite actor was Tonks, she was the only female in the group. My overall comment about the Duffy show 'it was a great experience and I was amazed'.

Rugby League

On Tuesday a group of people came to teach us some skills.First we were put into a group.My group walked to the passing section we were taught how to hold and pass the ball.We moved on to the warm-up section. We had a comp to see who was the fastest. Moana, Caleb and Sara won.Next we moved on to the last section it was kicking. When we got there we were split into two teams.I liked it best because we had a competition to see which group could kick the ball through the goal ten times.

A Game Against Kawhia

Team Taharoa raised from the seats to go and play against Kawhia Cougars.At first we thought they were going to be hard but as we were playing we caught up to them. It was like wow we were awesome.The score was magnificient 17-22 to Kawhia.We had the most fun against them because it was sunny then it started to pour down with these huge rain drops.

Na Finnlee

Kawhia Schools Duffy Theatre

At Kawhia school we watched some people do amazing and funny things. They even pretended to open my head and swap my brain with a chicken it was funny as. There was even a teenager named Duffy who loved to read, this performance has really inspired me to read.

Kawhia's Sports Day

At Kawhia school they put on a sports day that other schools attended it was a fun day, the boys played rugby and the girls played netball. I was playing rugby but i always had to go sub. Our team played hard we won a few games and had fun

Ki o rahi

On Tuesday whaea Renee and whaea Rozel came to show us how to play Ki-o-rahi.We all started with going through the rules of playing Ki-o-rahi. When I had the ball I scored a goal. It was the best part of the game.

ki -o -rahi

we experienced a traditional Maori game Ki - o- rahi. There is a whakapapa that explains how the game was created. The patupaiarehu people had kidnapped Ti Ara Rahi's wife. he was determined to find Ti Ara the patupaiarehi had heard of his presents so they had sent a taniwha to stop him.

Na mckindlay

Ki-o-Rahi is a fun game to play

On Tuesday Whaea Renee and Whaea Rozel came to show us how to play Ki-o-Rahi. We all started to go through the rules about Ki-o-Rahi. Ki-o-Rahi's rules included no pushing, no pulling and no covering your tag's.Wiremu had scored us a try.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Best Sports Day Ever Learning KI-o-Rahi

Learning Ki-o-Rahi with Renee was wonderful and fun. First they told us about the whakapapa of Ki-o-Rahi about Te Ara and Rahi getting separated. The boundaries are Te Ao,Te Roto,Pawero,Te wairua and Tupu. The main idea is that you have to work as a team or you will lose but have fun.

1.9.2010 Rugby League training day

Training with Rugby League players was cool because they taught us how to punt,grubber,dropkick and pass in arow. But the main idea was that they came to our school just to teach us what Rugby League was really about, and it was about team membership and having fun.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another Ski Trip Done and Dusted!

Whakapapa - Ruapehu - Taupo - Turangi - what a trip! Snow, rain, sun, snow,and more rain... Rain definitely wasn't going to put us off having three days of fun in the snow. A day of fishing for shrimps in slight showers wasn't going to have us sitting in cars and vans whiling away our time... Cruising up the Mighty Waikato river, and powering up close to the surging Huka Falls whilst chanting a haka in cloudy weather, also wasn't going to dampen our spirits.... Splashing about in tepid thermal waters at the AC Thermal pools for the rest of the afternoon also wasn't going to send us packing... No, we were here for the duration - 3-days of fun, sun, and snow, skiing and snowboarding!
Each day rising early at Turangi Cabins, having a hearty hot breakfast, and waiting patiently for the ski reports had us tapping fingers and toes until almost 8.30am. Given the green light, we're climbing into cars and trekking towards Turoa ski-fields.
Hassles with ski gear and we're biting at the bit even more... Hold us back? No way! We're off... Happy Valley for a Discovery ski lesson (if you're a tamaiti nohinohi), or up to Rock Gardens and beyond (if your matatau). Rain, snow, sleat, more snow, more rain - who cares now? A bite to eat and water to replenish thirst is all that's needed to see us through the day. Chair lifts constantly going up and down - all worthwhile waiting in the long queue if it means days in the snow...
Sadly Friday's arrived and it's nearing ski-field closing time.... the dreaded first aid stretcher is coming up the hill with an unlucky casualty. Sadly it's one of our littles. He's going home with war wounds after three great days of .... yes, you've got it.... fun, skiing, snowboarding and did I forget to mention, fun...
Look out for us next year Turoa ski staff - we're coming back for more of the same!
Na Nga Tamariki Kaumaatua - Seniors

A Laughing Aitua

Arriving Maunga Ruapehu surrounded with kohu and huka. Our school wanted to have a time enjoying the laughs when people fell off. I was having the 'taima pai of my happy life' until something 'waho i te kikorangi' happened to two of my whanau. One aitua happened to Pedro with his leg, and the other to a tama named Brandon who hurt his head on a kohatu.
What does 'waho i te kikorangi' mean to you?

Na Jayden

Aunty's Tangi

All my whanau came to my Aunty Ma's tangi. I feel so sad now. Aunty died of cancer. My tuahine is taking it quite hard, as are Aunty Ma's children. There were plenty of kaihana there. I think they all missed me because each one gave me a big hug. On the burial day we all said our farewells to Aunty Ma. After returning from the urupa, we all sat down for the kai hakari before leaving to drive home to Tahaaroa.

Huka Falls

Arriving at the Huka Falls Pamu Kouraura. I was truly excited. Our tour guide lead us around the pamu. It's amazing how gigantic they can grow to. Finally fishing time came. Fishing rod at my side I sat down on the kohatu and waited patiently. Finally a catch. Everyone was happy when someone began catching kouraura because that meant that they were running hot. Let's hope we can do that again next year.
So what's a kouraura, or a kohatu?
Na Tiegan

Pamu Kouraura

Our school travelled to the Pamu Kouraura to hopu some Kouraura.Our hautu said to get into a group of three.With our matira and mouna we began fishing for our kouraura.I started laughing because our matira were made of bamboo and the matau was really tiny.I didnt hopu any any but Whaea Kitty caught three.

Shawn the Kouraura

The famous Huka Falls Pamu Kouraura is powered by the wai-wera geothermal power station ki te taha o te awa. Kouraura need wai-wera to keep the ika alive and healthy. The pepi kouraura live in kura-puri until they are bigger than a koropu.
Make a comment on my kupu hou.
Na Kalani

Kouraura Kouraura

At the kouraura pamu in Taupo there were plenty of kouraura in tanks.  Puna wai-wera contained kouraura that you could hopu. Turuhi were also hopu kouraura. We used matire with a line and a matao with a bit of mounu. We did not hopu many kouraura. However Whaea Kitty caught 3 large ones that we didnt get to eat.
Try translating my words I've got underlined.  Send a message back to me if you want to know what those words mean.
Na Te Aoturoa

The Sick One

Last Wednesday I was sick so I missed the ski trip. By Thursday morning we had to take my dad to Hamilton so he could work on his course. My dad has now passed his course and his boss has given him his qualifications. Afterwards mum and I headed to Aunty Hine's flat for a visit. Minutes later we decided to stay the night at Aunty Trena's because we had left our gears at her house earlier.
Na Tarewa

Fishing For Prawns

6am Wednesday 18 August: Te Kura o Tahaaroa drove to Taupo to the Huka Falls Pamu Kouraura. A tama lead us around the pamu. He showed us the different types of prawns, also known as shrimps. He shared information about their growth and feeding. Everyone was given their matire and mounu before my crew and I head off to fish in the prawn ponds. We didn't catch anything fore a long while. After almost 25 minutes Marcell shouted excitedly, "Ahaa!"
She had finally caught a prawn on her line. Auntie Shani took it off for us because they look scary with their nippers, before we could fish some more.
If you want help with my kupu hou, drop me a comment and I'll fill you in on the kupu Maori.
Na Hinekura

Monday, August 9, 2010

Let's Read All About It... Des Hunt

Learning about our amazing NZ authors is always exciting. The stories we read give us an insight into the lives our chosen authors have lived. Picked up the author Des Hunt lately? A cool story written by Des Hunt - 'The Crocodile Nest' is a definite read if you want action-packed adventure reading.
Na Whaea Fire

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Wicky Wacky Author

My author is Tony Williams. He is a author,film maker and entertainer. He lives in a farm cottage just out of hastings. He likes to play sport and read books about famous people and film making. Tony Williams likes to experience new things. He also likes to visit schools for the Duffy foundation and handout books to worthy children who like to read. NA Te Aoturoa

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hi tamariki ma. Glad to see you're all enjoying the Blogging experience, and learning to write some amazing stories about Tahaaroa. It's really neat that we can all share our thoughts and experiences with one another in this way. If you have anything new to share with us all about what is happening in your neck of the woods then post a comment to our Surfers. They're always keen to read about what everyone is doing either in town, or in other countries. We may be far from the 'bright lights' of the city of Hamilton, but we're never too far from hearing and sharing with other like-minded tamariki. Drop us a comment.
Taharoa is cool because it is close to the beach. We can ride motorbikes on the main street, and we ride horses there too. We go swimming at the beach and in the school pool. Down at Te Maika track we go hunting for possums, pigs and geese. School is 2 minutes from home and the beaches aren't that far from school either.
This year some people walked down Mitiwai for our beach clean up, and then we all had a swim and an ice cream with sprinkles.
Hello Big T Surfers. It's mean at our school because we get to do things like riding motor-bikes with Peter Glidden, and to go on trips to Auckland, Te Awamutu, Mt Ruapehu, Marlborough Sounds, Wellington, and even Rainbow's End. We enjoy our life here in Tahaaroa. Us Yearr 8's will not like it very much next year when we leave to go to college and high school in Otorohanga and Hamilton because then we won't be able to do the things we used to do after school. Never mind we'll have new friends and places to go and see next year....
Next year our school is going to be 100 years old. We are going to have a centenary celebration. Mr Woody told us about the video challenge for the centenary, and then later he would judge them and make one of us one of the winners. I'm going to try and win.

Tahaaroa is the best because it's close to the beach and you can ride motorbikes on the main street and you can ride horses and fishing and possum hunting. Swimming at the beach and the school pool.

Why I like living in Taharoa

It is cool because we get to go pig hunting. We get to go to the beach - Mitiwai, Albatross, Paparoa and Kaiate. We go fishing, geese hunting, horseriding and ride motorbikes. My life in Tahaaroa is choice.
I like it because we can go duckshooting and riding the bikes and going on our horses.
We can go deer shooting and diving at the beach.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hey, What up! I have been trying to get onto the big T surfers blog for awhile now.Tahaaroa is such a primo place for it's surfing fishing and hunting which I like because it can be 24/7.
Taharoa is the best place to be because there's lots of beach's and there name's are ,Te Maika Te Arohaki, Paparo, Waiohipa, Harihari, and Te ArawiRemove Formatting from selection, and ride horse's, motorbike's, and pig hunting


taharoa its the best cause theres lots of beachs and it beautyful place cause it"s good for
horse riding and motorbikes and swimming at te maika track te arohaki
Taharoa is the best place because we can all go for a ride on motor bikes and horses down to the beach and also you can go down to some tracks this is my best world. Taharoa is beautiful.
TAHAROA is da best place to be because its good for horse riding and and camping motorbikes and were cuzzies and auntys and uncles

The Big T Surfers

Tahaaroa is a beautiful place on the west coast of Aotearoa.Taharoa is cool because you can go motorbike riding, horse riding, pig hunting and we have lots of fun here and we can go to all the beaches around this area.


Taharoa is an amazing place somewhere near Kawhia harbour.
It is a school for kids from yr 1 - 8.
Next year will be the centenary celebrations. I think Taharoa should make a film about it.
The whole world now knows about Taharoa. Hooray!