Thursday, 8 December 2016

Lions coaching quartet will mastermind success over All Blacks


England head coach Eddie Jones thinks Steve Borthwick will find the key to beating New Zealand with the British and Irish lions.

Red Rose forwards coach Borthwick was named by Lions chief Warren Gatland as part of his team for next summer's New Zealand tour. Jones has not been shy in saying he wants England to be ranked No.1 in the world and he believes that Borthwick will provide vital insight after working to plot the All Blacks downfall.

It's a great learning experience for him and he gets the opportunity of learning how to beat the Kiwis, which is important, Jones told sky Sports HQ. He's a very analytical coach, a very serious coach and he knows more about line- outs than anyone in the world.

John Key Resigns As Prime Minister

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Prime Minister John Key has resigned from his position and will step down next week.

Just before midday the Prime Minister's office announced that they will hold a special news conference at 12.00 pm. There, Mr Key will announce he'll resign, saying it was the hardest decision he ever made. To me, this feels like the right time to go.

Mr Key's resignation means that the National Party will now need to elect a new leader. John Key has been in Parliament for 10 years and has been Prime Minister for 8 years.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Van Gisbergen wins Supercars

Super cars driver Shane van Gisbergen has become the first New Zealander to win the Australian Super car title for 25 years.

Van Gisbergen finished third n the second to last race of the season. The result gave him enough points to claim the title from the race winner Jamie Whincup. It was a dramatic race for van Gisbergen, who started from pole position before falling back to 22nd after being forced to drive through the pit lane as a penalty for contact with another car.

The 27- year old clawed his way back through the field in the last 20 laps, however, to claim the title. The kiwi had a 148 point advantage over Red Bull Racing teammate Whincup going into the final two races at Sydney Olympic Park, Needing fifth or better to wrap up the title in the of first two 250km races.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Greens call for landlords to stop charging quake-displaced renters

The Green Party is urging landlords of quake stricken buildings to stop charging rent to residents who have been displaced due to the Kaikoura earthquake.

Green Party co-leader says landlords of quake-stricken residences should show compassion to tenants (Newshub.)


Many inner-city apartment buildings in Wellington have been forced to close following the earthquake, leaving residents without a home. Green Party co- leader James Shaw says continuing to charge rent would be unfair on tenants. I think any landlord should study their creed - if they're still charging rent to residents who can't actually live in the houses or apartment buildings that they've got on offer. They should take a look at that and say, maybe we could give people a break right now, "he said.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Going to see the Breakers

On Wednesday 5  boys Room 11 and Room 12 were picked to go and meet the Breakers at breakers nation.

When we arrived there a lady named Sharon came and told us some rules one of them was we had to be quiet when the coach was talking. We sat their and watched them do their drills they sweating hard on the court.

After they finished their training we had to go and sit in line and wait for Sharon to call us to get a ball later everyone there ball and we went to the hoops and players some games. We grabbed a ball and everybody got there signed by all the NZ breakers.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Shock after massive NZ quake

Tourists and residents alike were shocked by the strength of the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that has shaken New Zealand and produced tsunami waves.

News hub talked to people on the streets of Wellington in the hours after the shake. One Australian man said he was staying in airbnb and that was just trashed. We were fast asleep and the building just started moving. I was looking out the window and comparing it to the building next door, and it was just twisting the man said. News hub

Friday, 11 November 2016

Transformers Age of Extinction

Age of Extinction is my favourite movie. My favourite part is Optimus Prime vs Grimlock the dinosaur, Grimlock jumps at but then Optimus Prime hits Grimlock right in the face and he goes flying to the side. He tries to get back up but then Optimus Prime goes over him and grabs out his sword. He convinces Grimlock to join his team and then they leave with the other dinosaurs.

Mark Wahlberg=Cade Yeager
Nicola Peltz=Tessa Yeager
Jack Reynor=Shane
Stanley Tucci=Joshua

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

NRL star Ben Barba released from Cronulla Sharks

Ben Barba (Getty file)Cronulla Shark fullback Ben Barba failed a test for cocaine just a few days after he won their maiden NRL premiership. In a statement, the Sharks have confirmed that the two parties have agreed an immediate release of Barba's playing contract. While this decision has not been easy for either party there is full agreement that it is one made in the best interests of  Ben, his young family and our Club, the statement read. Consistent with our Clubs major focus on the welfare of its players, the club is fully supportive of this decision and will assist in any way possible to allow Ben the time needed to address his life away from the pressure environment of professional sport. 

Monday, 7 November 2016

All Blacks accept deserved loss to Ireland

After a record 18 consecutive Test wins, All blacks senior players would be forgiven for forgetting the art losing gracefully.

Jamie Heaslip celebrates victory over the All Blacks.


Steve Hansen's men showed no signs of sour grapes on Saturday after their 40 - 29 loss to Ireland acknowledging their inferiority on the day and looking ahead to next week's Rome Test. The world champions were well below their best on neutral territory in Chicago, behind by 22 points by 50 minute and conceding 40 points for the first time in 12 years.
and meanwhile, produced a near, flawless display in defence  and at the set - piece to build an insurmountable lead in front of more than 62, 000 fans. Fullback Ben Smith who nabbed a second - half try, said after the match that his side could do no more than congratulate their foes on a job well done.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Two tonnes of fireworks to go BOOM in Whangarei

A whopping two tonnes of fireworks will explode in the sky above Whangarei this weekend with some going 130 meters in to the air. 
BOOM: The annual Whangarei Lion's Club Fireworks Spectacular is back again with $25,000 worth of fireworks going off.


The annual Whangarei Lion's Club Fire Fireworks committee chairman Merv Williams said over the years the event helped distribute significant funds back into the community.

"Its excellent, it's a great display. Last year we had about 10,000 people along," he spectacular is back again tomorrow and $25, 000 of of pyrotechnics will be lighting up the sky. Fireworks. A spokesman for Auckland company Boom Boom Fireworks, who put on the show, said there were 2000kg covering a range of different types of fireworks.  

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Child narrowly dodges death in busy traffic

A young child in China's Zeijiang province is lucky to be alive after navigating busy traffic on his toy car.
Heart- stopping footage from a surveillance camera captured the boy as he crossed several lanes of traffic while vehicles tried to dodge him on a street in Lishui City. He was rescued by a passing police officer who had just left for rush hour duty. It was very dangerous with many big vehicles around him so without a second thought I rushed to the kid immediately and took him to the side of the road officer Wu Feng said.
Mr Feng swooped to the boy's rescue when the toy car was almost bumper-to-bumper with a real one, picking him up and taking him to the side of the road.
Police were able to safely reunite the young boy with his mother

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Children Killed in strike on Syrian schools

Air strikes have killed at least 22 people in a village in Syria's rebel - held ldlib province seven of them children, the Syrian Observatory for human rights says.

A damaged classroom is pictured after shelling in the rebel held town of Hass (Reuters)

The Observatory , a British - based war monitor, said warplanes struck several locations in Haas village on Wednesday , including a primary and high school , killing at one teacher as well as the children. A report on Syrian state TV quoted a military source as saying a number of militants had been killed when their positions were targeted in Haas but did not mention a school.

Syria's civil war pits President Bash AL- Assad backed by Russia, Iran and Shi'ite Muslim militias from lebanon , Iraq and Afghanistan against an array of mostly Sunni rebel groups including some backed by Turkey, Gulf monarchies and the US.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

English Premier League

Chelsea looked ominous in their 4-0 win over Manchester United (Getty file)

1. Chelsea - A 4 - 0 rout of Manchester United but more importantly for them, a 4 - 0 rout of Jose Mourinho. Easily the performance of the round and easily deserving of top spot on the Power Rankings. Three wins on the bounce and the blues are climbing back up the table. 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Robot lands on Mars

marsThe Schiaparelli lander has touched down onto the surface of mars.

The specially designed robot has traveled more than a billion kilometers to get there. This is a joint project between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia. The aim of the unmanned mission is to try to find out if life exist, or has life ever existed, on Mars.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


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In Room 11 we are learning about MRGREN which we been working hard on. The Meaning of MRSGREN gives us clues about things that are alive.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Rooney wins world shooting title

New Zealand shooter Natalie Rooney has won her first ever World title.

Rooney , the Olympic sliver medalist has won the women's trap title at the ISSF World cup final in Rome. Rooney finished semi final in the lead with 13 hits out of 15 targets and moved into gold medal match along with the title defender , San Marion 's Alessandra Perilli During the medal match, the two athletes scored 9 clay out of 15 each.
To break the tie, they entered a shoot-off which lasted right to the 10th target, when Perilli missed a fatal clay, placing herself in second with 9+9 hits, and leaving the gold to Rooney. 

Recount About Auckland Botanic Trip

                    On the 12th of October we went to the Auckland Botanic Garden in Manurewa.
When we arrived we went and took a  look at the edible garden which grew vegetables and fruits. A few minutes later we left to the Threatened Native Plants we looked around then we took some photo's sadly , we did not go and see the Native Forest because it would of taken 20 minutes to get there and 2 hours to explore the whole thing. After we came to my favourite we would go to the Rock                                                                                               garden where we saw Ducks and eels.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Auckland Botanic Garden

Image showing metal path to bridge in the rock garden

When we go to the Auckland Botanic Garden, I want to go and see the Rock Garden. I want to go and see the Rock Garden because when I look at the photo it looks beautiful and it looks is like a good place were you can relax . I want to go and experience the Rock Garden features and trees. I just want to go learn new things about this particular garden. This is why I want to see the Rock Garden.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Jupiter's Moon Spewing Water Jets

New evidence has shown that Jupiter's icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space.

Scientist first reported the behaviour in 2013 using the Hubble telescope but may have now made a follow-up sighting. It is significant because Europa is one of the most likely places to find microbial life beyond Earth because of its big ocean of liquid water. Fly through the jets with an instrumented spacecraft would be an effective way to test the possibility.  

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Asbestos At Ruapotaka School

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                               Tamaki Primary :

On Wednesday , our school went to Tamaki Primary because some special cleaners came to clean the entire school because we had Asbestos.

The board of trustes ordered us 3 bus from the Howick bus station to get to Tamaki Primary and back. When we arrived at Tamaki Primary the kapa haka group did a special performance for our school. After they finished their performance we all got put into a class room. On Monday we had a Duffy assembly where a man named Henry came and encouraged us about reading, after we finished our school assembly we went back to school and Mrs Vickers told us some great news that the cleaners finished and we could stay at our school.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Firefighters climb Sky Tower To mark 9/11

                                  Kiwi kid :
About 160 firefighters have climbed the Sky Tower in Auckland to honour their New York counterparts who died in September 11 terror attacks. Today marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks and New Zealand is one of the first countries to pay tribute.  Firefighters traveled from around New Zealand to climb the Sky Tower's 1100 steps , many of them wearing their full uniforms. The American flag at the US Embassy and Consulate in Wellington has been lowered remembrance today.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Typhoon hits Tokyo

japan typhoonA typhoon bringing heavy rain and wild gusts  of up to 180 km/h has hit japan's capital, Tokyo.
At least two people have died and 29 people have been injured in the storm. Typhoon Mindule made a direct hit on Tokyo around midday on Monday. Many airlines have cancelled their flights across Japan. 400 flights have been cancelled so far. A typhoon is an extremely large , powerful and destructive storm that occurs especially in the region of the Philippines or the China Sea. 

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Ruapotaka Mini Olympics

On Friday the 19th of August at Ruapotaka School we made our own mini Olympics.

After lunch some of the parents came to watch us. I was the flag bearer for Russia. After the Opening Ceremony finished, we had 4 rotations. The events we played were the gumboot throw , long jump , Badminton and javelin. After the siren went off, we all lined up for the closing ceremony, awarded medals to those who did well and sang the New Zealand national anthem.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mini Olympics - Russia

Here is my Mini Olympic presentation.

Bolt world's fastest man

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has won the 100m final at Rio Olympics.

bolt rioThe result confirms Bolt as the world's greatest sprinter after he claimed his third succeeding gold medal in the event. Bolt crossed the finish line in a season's best time of 9.81 seconds, with American Justin Gatlin just seven hundredths of a second slower to win sliver. Canada's Andre DeGrasses took bronze. The win takes Bolt a step closer to his goal of winning a historic triple-triple, which is the mix of winning gold in the 100m, 200m , and the 4x100m relay in three straight Olympics.

The men's 200m sprint heats get under way on Wednesday.

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Drysdale wins gold in photo finish

Mahy Drysdale has won the men's single sculls at the Rio Olympics.


The kiwi collected our gold second medal of the Games with a dramatic photo finish victory. Drysdale went to the final as the defending Olympic champion and title favourite. However , Croatia's Damir Martin had other plans. The Croatian led the field by a boat length after 1000m but by the 1500m mark Drysdale was in front and he appeared to have the race under control. But a amazing burst by Croatian falsely beating Drysdale right on the line.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Football Ferns Beat Colombia

The New Zealand women's football team have beaten Colombia 1-0 in their second group match at Rio Olympics.
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The Football Ferns dominated first half with striker Amber Hearn scoring in the 31st minute of the game. In the second half goalkeeper Erin Nayler was star after she saved a 88th penalty after New Zealand captain Abby Erceg was given a red card after a tangle with a Colombia player. The New Zealanders must win that match against France to be assured of place in the quarter finals.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Olympic Games (Rowing)

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Ever since I was a kid i always wanted to be in the Olympics So when i got to the Age of 17 I started rowing in college and 1 year later we had the Rowing team for Russia looking for one person that wanted a chance to go and be in the Olympics so i had compete in the event to make my dream come true. So we hopped in the rowing boats as the manager yelled Ready Get Set Go, I got the sticks and started rowing, While I was rowing, I was Coming 3rd place. Then I pushed harder and harder and I was in 2nd place I got closer and closer getting to the first place guy and their was the finish line up a head, So I started rowing faster and there was a sharp corner so I went up pushing him against the wall and I got in front, I then pasted the finish line and I won, So they accepted me into there team.


Friday, 29 July 2016

My Olympic Mascot

Today in room 11 we created our own Olympic Mascot My Mascot is a weightlifter i created my Mascot by using sumo paint he is the greatest and he holds the world record he has won 20 gold medals. He is going to be the new Mascot for Rio Olympics In Brazil  His name is Dino.
Hope you Enjoy the Rio Olympics.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Froome wins Tour De France

British cyclist Chris Froome has won 2016  Tour de France.

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He becames Britain's first three time winner of Tour de France and is the first man to defend his title in more than 20 years. He finished arm in arm with his team mates behind the peloton after Andre Greipel won the final sprint finish . Froome Beat his nearest rival by  4:05 seconds after dominating through the 3 weeks race. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Lionel Messi Ritires

messi argentinaLionel Messi has announced his retirement from International football. The news comes after Messi missed a penalty shootout for Argentina in the Copa American final. Messi has made it to four major finals with the Argentina national team, but has never taken home a trophy. Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero said he hopes Messi will reconsider.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

My Speech on King Cobras

My speech in room 11 was about the king cobra because the king cobra is good at camouflaging from its prey and hunting them down. Their hood will scare the predators away.  My favourite part of my speech was how the king cobra is able to change colours like  there location.
My speech was 3 minutes and 20 seconds long. Our speech finalists are MinZin , Samuel , Meafou and Sebastian. 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Solar Plane crosses Atlantic

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The zero-fuel airplane Solar impulse has finish the second to last leg of its bid to circle the globe. The plane has just completed it's 70-hour Atlantic leg from New York to Spain. Pilot Bertrand Piccard looked after the plane which hoped to get to Paris to echo the first flight in 1927 of Charles Lindbergh. Mission managers will now plot a route to Abu Dhabi to Kalaeloa including a 21 hour leg over the western Pacific - The longest solo flight in flying aircraft history in terms of the time it took .

Friday, 10 June 2016

Bus that Drives over Traffic Jams

 A Beijing company has revealed a design for a bus capable of gliding over cars. The bus is named the Transit Explore Bus or TEB. The straddling bus is supported by two legs that run along rails laid along the roadside. Those legs allow the TEB's giant frame to glide high above the gridlock at a speed of up to 60km. Equally vehicles that are less than two meters high will be able to drive freely underneath the bus even when it's stationary. Plus, the buses are able to take 1,400 people at a time. Maybe Auckland needs one of these.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


Matariki is the Maori name for the star cluster know as the Pleiades. Traditionally for Maori, when it appeared just before dawn in late May or early June, it signalled is a start of the Maori New Year. It Is One of the most significant celebrations in the Maori calendar.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

My 3D 'Hole' Art

This is my screencastify that I recorded about my 3D art work that I did. It got harder and harder but I still enjoyed it.

Thursday, 26 May 2016


This is my screen-grab of my Bee slide

This is my screen cast about how I did my slide on Bees.

Friday, 20 May 2016

How To Make A blog


This is how you make a blog post with screencastify.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Invictus Games team returns home


The New Zealand team sent to lnvictus Games will return home with a haul of nine medals. The Kiwis have grabbed a total of fours bronzes, fours silvers and a gold at the game which were held in Florida.
The Invictus Games are a Paralympic-style sporting championship for wounded injured and sick military servicemen and women both serving and veterans.

Photo By:] Kiwi Kids News

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Hubble telescope finds new moon

hubbleThe Hubble space telescope has found a tiny moon circling the dwarf planet Makemake.

Makemake is only 1300km wide , much smaller than planet Earth and its lately discovered moon is just 160km across.
The team who found the moon says was hard to spot because of how bright Makemake is.

The small planet is part of the Kuiper belt, an area past Neptune that also enclose Pluto.
Makemake was before thought not to have a moon unlike the other dwarf planets near it. Now it's no longer the odd one out.

For the time being, NASA has called the new moon MK2. Hopefully it will be given a more important name in the future.
Photo By: Kiwi Kids News

Friday, 15 April 2016

Penny signs with Breakers

pennyNew Zealand basketball star Kirk Penney has resigned with the New Zealand Breakers . He has signed a three-year deal with the breakers, which will mean he will very like end his career at the Breakers. The kiwi born and raised Penney turned down offers from multiple NBL clubs to sign with the New Zealand side.
The 35 - year-old  Tall Black has had 17 year career at the top level of the sport, playing professionally in the United  states and Europe.
The Breakers Head Coach Paul Henare said he's pleased to have secured the signature of the former American College star .

Photo By:Kiwi Kids News

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

West Indies Complete T20 double

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The West Indies are the world T20 champions after both their men's and women's teams won the titles.
In the women's final the West Indies were to far powerful making a bringing win against Australia. Batting first Australia could manage 148 off their 20 years overs. In reply West Indies cruised to victory with only the loss of 2 wickets.

In the men's final, a thrilling final over of batting saw the West Indies beat England. West Indies' Carlos Brathwaite hit England's Ben Stokes for four sixes in the final over. 

Photo By:Kiwi Kids News

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Dominos to trail robot delivery

Fast food company Domino's has declared it is about to trial using a robot delivery service to New Zealand customers. 

The company has been working with the Government on a plan to deliver robot-pizzas to hungry New Zealanders. The four-wheeled unit used by domino's is called aDRU (Domino's Robotic Unit). 

Kiwikids News

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Digital Art

In Room 11 we made A Taniwha  and mine looks like a dragon. You could do some patterns like this too. I used Sumo Paint and we all finished it this week. Everyone had different ideas and patterns to publish on our blogs.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Justin's Birthday

This Saturday my cousin is going to come over and celebrate his birthday.  His name is Justin. Before he comes we are going to buy him a present to surprise him.

When he gets to my house we will give him his presents and then take him to Mac Donald's to have something to eat and then we will take him to Sylvia Park to buy some clothes. He also is going to get an i pad and then we will take him back to my house and have a sleep over.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Breakers make NBL playoffs

The New Zealand Breakers have made the Australian basketball 2016 playoffs.  The news come after the breakers beat the league leaders, Melbourne United, 100-63  and Adelaide’s loss to the Hawks.The Breakers will face Melbourne in the semi-finals. how ever the Melbourne United team will be better in this series as they rested their three stars in their last game. Two weeks ago it look like the would miss out on the playoffs after losing 6 games in a row. But the star Cedric Jackson and Corey Webster have found their form in recent weeks and hoping to keep that going over next week. Perth Wildcats will play the Hawks in the other semi series.

Go the Breakers.   


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Waitangi Day

On Saturday  waitangi day my uncles and my cousins came to my house to have a BBQ. When we finished eating we had a little rest. After we had a little rest we  got in  the car and we went to  panmure pools. when we came out of the pools i went with my aunty to her house with my cousin we played on the ps4 the games we play where black ops 3, 2k16, just cause 3 and farcry 4 after we played we went to sleep.