Thursday, 8 December 2016

Brendon McCullum making return in Brisbane club game

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum in action against Australia at the Cricket World Cup. Photo / Brett PhibbsBrendon McCullum is heading to Australia to make his return to cricket but it won't be for the Black Caps. McCullum will be making his return at a slighty smaller venue. McCullum who retired from international cricket earlier this year, will captain the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash starting on December 21. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Tamaki College Sports Day

On Monday some of the Year 8's went to Tamaki College for sports day. Their were a lot of people from other schools like Panmure Bridge, Glen Taylor and others. All the schools got mixed up in to different coloured teams. When we got put into teams we got to play sports like Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Netball and others. It was a really fun day and also Tamaki College gave us very healthy and yummy lunch. My favourite sports out of all that we played was basketball, it is because it was fun and everyone was playing very fair. I really had a fun day but the bad thing was that it was so hot that I felt like I was melting.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Syndicate Assembly

On Monday the Seniors had a sydicate assembly. Room 9 was the class that was hosting it. Room 9 had a challenge for the class, we had to pick 3 people from each class to do the challenge. The challenge was call Juju on that beat, all the classes had a go. Afterwards we had to vote. Everyone voted and the winner were Room 12. I also think that room 12 do deserve to win because Mika's was trying his best and it was also funny.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Dates ends with eight young people arrested and stolen cars crashed

Eight young people were arrested after two police chases.

At about 4:00 am on Saturday morning in Tokoroa police began a pursuit of a Honda Accord stolen in Hamilton. Police abandoned the chase but then found the car about 20 km north Taupo, three Auckland boys had scheduled a date with a Taupo girl they had met on social media.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Land moves 10m, new faults discovered after 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake

Ruptures in farmland around Conway near Kaikoura. Photo: SNPA / David AlexanderAfter the 7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura there was a discovery that the land has moved 10m. Also there has been an evacuation so helicopters have been picking up people and droping them off to another place safe for them. The road had been offset by a similar distance along the hope fault.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Earthquake Update

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New Zealand was hit by a Tsunami right after a massive earth quake. The 7.8 Magnitude Quake hit about 30 miles away from the city of Christchurch. Authorities confirm at least two people died in the Quake, it triggered waves up to 8 feet higher than usual. Also Authorities urge people to move inland or to higher ground. Plus a family home was destroyed and moved two different directions.

Earthquake hits NZ

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About mid-night an earthquake hit NZ. It was a 7.5 shake, It was very huge. Two people were killed This earthquake caused a lot of trouble. It caused broken homes, broken blocks and other damage in the South Island. We are so blessed that this earthquake never hit us, This earthquake was deadly, It could have killed so many people but we were just lucky.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

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My Favourite Scene
By: Halaiano

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is an fantasy movie. It is about a boy who had special eyes that none of the others had, this boy could see the monsters. These types of monster were after the loops.

My favourite part in the movie was the end, when Jake and the other children went to rescue Miss Peregrine, Barron changed himself into Jake so the children would be confused. Everything about him was the same, but there was one huge difference- his special eyes that Barron never had. Jake then saw a monster behind Barron and said I have powers that you don’t have. The monster than attacked and killed  Barron then Jake shot the monster in the head with a crossbow.

It was a really interesting movie, It wasn’t my favourite movie of all time except that end part was stuck in my head, I hope they do make another sequel for me to watch.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Passenger faces 20 years in jail for assaulting flight attendant

A passenger was arrested after assaulting a flight attendant during a flight from Mexico to Germany. Photo / 123rf

Authorities say a plane travelling from Mexico to Germany was diverted to Florida after a passenger attack several people and threatened others. A US attorney's office news release says 34-year-old Oliver Charles Halliday Gee, A British National who live in Mexico, was arrested after an emergency landing at Jacksonville International Airport. He was charged with assault or intimidation of a flight crew and faces up to 20 years of prison.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Hawke's Bay Woman dies on way to help friend

Big heart: Mereana Fitzgerald who was killed in a car crash last Wednesday night was devoted and dedicated to her son Chassy-Lee, 11. Photograph SUPPLIED
Mereana Fitzgerald was on her way to help a friend when she was driving and slid off the road, killing her. The 31-year-old was driving towards Te Pohue on State Highway 5 with three passengers when she crashed. Family members described her as someone who had the "Biggest Heart" and would give anything and everything to everyone. She loved to take care of people and wanted to work in an industry where she could help with any problems they were going through.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Who was Guy Fawkes and where can you see the best firework displays?

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November 5th is the day when Britons everywhere set fire to things and let things off. But Why?

November 5th - Which is this year falls on a Saturday - honour the failure of the November 1605 Gunpowder Plot by a gang of Roman Catholic activists led by Warwickshire-born Robert Catesby. When Protestant King James I acceded to the throne, English Catholics had hoped that the persecution they had felt for over 45 years under Queen Elizabeth I would finally end, and they would be granted the freedom to practice their religion.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Iraq forces battling Isis prepare to break into Mosul

An Iraqi special forces soldier stands atop a Humvee in the village of Bazwaya, some 8km from the centre of Mosul. Photo / AP
Iraqi forces said they had reached the eastern outskirts of Mosul today and were preparing to make the first break into the city. whoich has been held by Isis (Islamic State) militants for more than two years. After an early morning push, forces from Iraq's elite counterterrorism units had taken positions on the outskirts of the suburb of Gogjali by sundown local time. They had progressed father than expected. The presence of more than a million civilians also complicates the battle, making air support more difficult. Lieutenant-General Abdelamir Yarallah, a senior army commander, said that the city's eastern bank was under direct fire.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Australia Dreamworld: Siblings and couple among dead at theme park

Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy LowA floral tribute left to the four people killed at Dreamworld
A sister and brother and the brother's partner have been named as three of the four people killed in an Australian theme park accident. Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, 32 and 35, died on the Thunder Rive Rapids ride at Dreamworld on Queensland's Gold Coast. Mr Dorsett's partner Roozbeh Araghi was also killed. Two children luckily survived, The park, one of Australia's biggest, has been closed.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Jungle camp migrants bused to new shelters across France

A migrant makes his way through a police cordon in the makeshift migrant camp known as the jungle near Calais, northern France. Photo / AP

More than 1,600 migrants were bussed to new shelters across France. France maintains it is  closing the camp for humanitarian reasons and to end the stateless limbo for thousands of migrants, many of them have made unsuccessful attempts to cross the channel. The camp also has become a glaring symbol of Europe's struggle to cope with a massive influx of migrants and refugees since last year, many from war-torn places such as Syria and Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Image result for mrsgrenThis Week, Room 11 have been working on a presentation about MrsGren, MrsGren tells us if something is alive. If you want to see if something is alive, use this illustration here to explain it. like for example a lion has movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion and nutrition, which then means that lions are alive.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Thailand remembers their King


In Thailand, the King named Bhumibol, has died after a long illness, he was 88-years old. Bhumibol is the world's longest-reigning monarch, who was worshipped as a father figure during his 70-year reign. Bhumibol's body was transported to his riverside Grand Palace in Bangkok ahead of a funeral and a traditional royal cremation. The King had been in poor health for several years but his death has shocked the southeast Asian nation of 67 million people and plunged it into grief.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Recount About Auckland Botanic Trip

Trip To Auckland Botanic Garden

On October 12th, The whole Ruapotaka school was taken on 3 busses to the Auckland Botanic Garden. When we got to the Auckland Botanic Garden, the classes got spilt up with 2 supervises each. We saw some amazing and gardens and also some amazing sculpture. My favourite part of the trip was the Urban trees. Most of the whole school was so exhausted.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Auckland Botanic Gardens

When we go to the Auckland Botanic Gardens, I would like to see the Native Forest. The reason why I want to see the Native Forest is because I want to experience more about the Native stuffs and especially as I was reading about the Native Forest I heard that there were beautiful nikau palm, tree fern groves and listen to the calls and songs of the busy Native Birds, That is why I want to see the Native Forest.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

'Killer clown' with huge knife caught on chilling CCTV footage trying to enter family home

Blade wielding clown attempts to break into house at 2am

CCTV footage has captured the moment a 'killer clown' armed with a huge knife tries to enter a family home - through front door. The surveillance cameras, appear to be recording the scenes at around 2.30am this morning and show a figure dressed as a clown walking up to the door and trying the handle. Wearing a face full of white make-up and an orange wig, the clown realises the door and then makes his way around to the side of the house, still holding the knife in his hand. He opens the back gate, and attempts to open several doors surrounding the property. This happened in the United Kingdom.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

All Blacks dominate South Africa


The All Blacks have won the 2016 Rugby Championship following a comprehensive 41-13 victory at AMI stadium in Chirstchurch. Dance Coles was the player for New Zealand giving the final pass for tries to Israel Dagg, Julian Savea and Sam Whitelock. Ben Smith, Ardie Savea and TJ perenara also crossed to secure the bonus-point victory. The All Blacks next face Argentina in Buenos Aires on October 2.


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Why did we have to go to Tamaki Primary?

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Last Wednesday, The whole school went to Tamaki Primary because Special Cleaners came and cleaned our entire school for Asbestos. Asbestos is very dangerous because It could have made us have Lung cancer, Mesothelioma and non-malignant. If you get Asbestos and non-malignant, the non-malignant will make the Lung cancer more worse and then you'll see your self in Heaven.