Thursday, 8 December 2016

Warnings over unwanted calls from Canada

Sparks and Vodafone are warning their customers to be wary after reports of unexpected phone calls from Canada. Customers across all three big New Zealand telephone companies - Spark, Vodafone and 2Degrees have reported strange calls being made to them from Toronto based numbers. Some people who received the calls over from Canada, usually the caller will hang up when they pick up. Those who have managed to have a conversation say the aim to be from a finance company.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Corey Webster Remanded On Assault Charge

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New Zealand Breakers guard Corey Webster has been remanded about his assault charge. Webster appeared in the North Shore District Court this morning after allegedly assaulting Tamehana Maru in a Takapuna Bar last week. The 28 year old will be under strict bail conditions, but they won't let him travel overseas for basketball. Webster will reappear in the North Shore District Court on December 20.  

Monday, 5 December 2016

Andy Ruiz happy to come up short against Joseph Parker

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Andy Ruiz has given away height to most of his 29 professional opponents and never come close to losing. So Andy Ruiz isn't worried that he'll be starting up at Joseph Parker when the pair fight for the W.B.O heavyweight world title in Auckland on Saturday. Mexican Ruiz arrived here in Auckland on Saturday, standing at about 1.82m, Ruiz is short by heavyweight standards but it hasn't stopped him leaving a trail of destruction.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mega-tsunami: Would Auckland survive?

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The recent Kaikoura earthquake sent strong shock waves not only through the earth's surface, but the organisation tasked with informing has told kiwis that a major tsunami is possible. Following the degree 7.8 earthquake, balanced in power to the one that badly damage Napier in 1931 they have said that one is highly likely to hit if it happens again. A 2m-high tsunami had already hit the Kaikoura from the first earthquake.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

NZ Breakers

10 boys from our school were very lucky to go over North Harbour to the breakers training court yesterday.

Just as we drove through we were all excited and we jumped off, we walk in and we thought it was only going to be our school there. Suddenly there were three other schools, Glen taylor, Glen Innes and St Kents. We watched them play and train for 1 hour and boy oh boy they were good. During the game this guy called Akil Mitchell  kept dunking everywhere. After watching them train hard and putting the effort in we played some games and we play this game called knockout with Alex Pledger and Jordan Ngatai. After that we went around in our schools to get our basketballs sign. We finally played be ourselves and had fun with our school mates.

Monday, 14 November 2016

NZ earthquake.

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There were two people who died in Kaikoura and Mt Lyford, east of  Hanmer Springs. The tsunami warning has now been decline to a marine and beach threat, which remains in Napier to Dunedin and Chatham Island, find your local clearing zone. Tsunami waves were recorded in and around the Kaikoura and some parts of Wellington. All the trains in the South Island and all trains on the North Island main trunk line south of Palmerston North are cancelled until farther notice. The first earthquake struck near Hanmer Springs just after mid night.

Friday, 11 November 2016


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Drumline is not my favourite movie but the last scene was awesome.

I loved how they had a drum off and Morris Brown’s team went head to head with A&T, Morris Brown was the defining champions until A&T beat them in 2002. The last scene is my favourite because when they were battling the beats were sick and there was this guy called Devon miles( Nick Cannon) who was fabulous, his hands look were like the speed of the flash legs. The sound of the drums were spectacular and it motivated me to play the drums after watching it.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

US election: Betting favours Hillary

Image result for hillary clintonThe betting markets are strongly backing Hillary Clinton to win the US Presidential election. But have they got it right, or is this going to be a repeat of the Brexit decision? The UK's Betfair says Hillary Clinton is now trading at an 83 percent chance of winning. Betfair says 110 million pounds (NZ$186 million) has now been traded on the race. It looks a very good chance that total betting will exceed the 127 million pounds (NZ$215 million) bet on the Brexit market in June. 


Monday, 7 November 2016

All Black Ben Smith says Ireland were just too good: 'We had our chances'

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A week in Rome sounds like fun, but you can bet Ben Smith and those All Blacks, who took a rare hit to their pride in Chicago, will be itching get to Ireland. While Irish publicans are probably still rolling barrels of the good stuff into their cellars to keep supporters happy, the All blacks, having a disappointment of being unable to add to their record 18 test victories, must now keep their heads down and ensure the burning sensation that follows a rare defeat isn't detrimental to their tour. All blacks lost to Ireland 40-29, Ireland was to good and they deserved to win.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Whakatane fireworks to return, years after fiery disaster

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Whakatane will have a public fireworks show this year - the first since 2009, when 40 minutes worth of bangers exploded in about 40 seconds. Thousand of dollars worth of fireworks went off at once in the fiery mishap, lighting up the Bay of Plenty sky, but also causing a lot of danger and scrub fire. Sadly two people were taken to hospital with major injuries after the accident. The November 12 Sky Show, two years in the making, will take place at Rugby Park.  

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Floating head makeup - best Halloween costume ever?

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For this year's Halloween, artist Alish Octigan skipped the celebrity-themed costumes and took things into her own hands, creating a scary terrifying effect depicting her severed head head floating above her neck. Using paint from her local supply store in Norway along with a great deal of skill-Octigan designed the ghoulish look herself and shared images of the result online. She used red paint to creat the cut-off effect to about halfway up her neck, and then covered the rest of the space up to her chin with black. Her scary photo photos have had ten thousands of likes on Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

IPCA called in over police checkpoint targeting pro-euthanasia group

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The Independent Police Authority (IPCA) has been called in over a breath-testing checkpoint set up near a meeting in Lower Hutt promoting euthanasia. Acting Wellington District Commander Inspector Paul Basham said in a statement he aware of concerns around the checkpoint. It is appropriate that we report the matter to the IPCA for it's consideration. Police responsible for enforcing New Zealand's laws, and currently suicide or encouraging and helping someone to commit suicide is illegal in New Zealand he said.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Greatest All Black Side Ever.

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The 2016 version of the All Blacks have just completed a tier-one world record for Test victories and are now being talked about as the greatest New Zealand side in history. Over the course of the next two weeks, as the side heads overseas in an attempt to extend their record, Newshub wants to find out who you think is the greatest All Blacks side. Over the sixteen sides dating back to 1905 have been selected by our sports team, but you will decide the final results. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Kiwi chick hatches from bad egg

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A kiwi chick has hatched from a badly damaged egg with the help of masking tape. A Department of Conservation worker found the egg with a large hole in its shell two weeks ago in Paraninihi, in north Taranaki, and took it to Rainbow Springs in Rotorua. The chick hatched from its repaired egg after 11 days of careful monitoring. The new kiwi has been named Fissure.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Rooney wins world shooting title

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New Zealand shooting Natalie Rooney has won her first ever World title. Rooney, the Olympic silver medalist, has won the women's trap title at the ISSF World Cup final in Rome. Rooney went against the deafening champion San Marino's Alessandra Perilli, Perilli missed a clay placing herself in second with 9+9 hits, and leaving the gold to Rooney, who sealed the victory with 9+10 targets.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


This week my class (R11) is learning about MRSGREN. This stands for Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion, Nutrition. These seven words tells us that something is alive.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

USA aims for Mars landing by 2030

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American president Barack Obama has announced plans to send humans to Mars and back, by the 2030's. He said that the US government is working together with private companies to transport astronauts on long duration missions in deep space. Obama is going to meet scientists this week, engineers and students to dream up new ways of reaching the goal. Obama is now the final months of his eight-year long presidency, but hopes to get these plans going before he leaves the White House.  

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Botanic Garden Was Fun!!!

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Today our whole school went to the Botanic Gardens in Manurewa. Once everyone got out of the bus we had to wait for awhile and the whole school split and went there own directions. My classroom (R11) went to the edible gardens and we saw vegetables. After that we went to the Threatens Native Plants. We walked around and saw some plants and big trees. We couldn't see the Native Forest because it was too far and we missed the Herb Garden. The last spot we went to was the Rock Garden and we just chilled there and and we where watching the eels swain with the ducks.    

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Rock Garden

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Tomorrow our whole school is going for a school trip to the Auckland Botanic Gardens, located in Maunrewa and from Ruapotaka to Botanic Garden, it will take us about 23 minutes or with traffic it will be 30 minutes. When we get there I want to visit the rock garden because it look amazing and there's beautiful plants and good looking trees.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Breakers win first game of the season

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The NZ breakers have start off their season with their first win against Melbourne United and the score was 76-71. The game was close for the first three quarters, with both teams have turns taking the lead. However in the final quarter the Breakers shot the ball very well to score 28 points and gain a victory. Shooting guard Corey Webster scored 11 points which included a treble of three-pointers while wing-man Tom Abercrombie drained 14 points, both in the final 10 minutes. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Going to Tamaki Primary.

Last Wednesday our whole school went to Tamaki Primary, because our roof was being tested by Asbestos testing Company. We had to stay at Tamaki Primary for 1 week and one day. Tamaki Primary greeted our school with a haka. While we were there  we all had a class rooms to work in and R11 was in a art room. We were lucky to be let in there school.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

All Blacks Vs Argentina

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The All Blacks have produced a superb second half to defeat Argentinian 57-22. The five tries in the second half gave them a bonus point and the All Blacks stay undefeated in the 2016 rugby championship. Argentina enjoyed an early try and tested the All Blacks with their hard hitting direct play in the first half. The All Blacks went into half time with a 24-19 lead through tries to Savea, Barrett and Ben Smith.