Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi

All of the maori's were being attacked by the Europeans but then the treaty was made all the maori chiefs such as Hone Heke's uncle the leader of Nga Puhi.


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Pukeko Galore


Pukekos are birds that look like kiwis. Instead they stringy legs, and a patch of white feathers under their tail to tell them if there is danger nearby. They have a redish beak that helps them get things at the bottom of lakes. This very special species have iridescent blue on some of their plumage.

Pukeko's diet contains leaves, frogs worms, insects, spiders and the roots of some plants. They search for eggs and chicks left in nests. Also they were a pain in he neck to Maori's because they kept eating their kumara in recent times, farmers crops.

As most people know everyone has enemies,and pukekos had tons of enemies. At first it was just Maori people now I recent times,duck shooters,farmers and anyone who grows plants and crops. Because pukekos kept on eating their plants an thats how pukes made their enemies.

While watching pukeko's you should not be too loud and don't get too close, also make sure you tiptoe so they don't run away or fly to their new destination or else it will be a long walk too you see a new pukeko.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

D'Wayne Edwards!

On a rainy day on Friday, we had the most fun even though it was raining we were talking with of the most successful shoe designers in the world. His name is D'wayne Edwards. When he was 17 he entered a competition and who ever won got a job at Sketchers he won but when the judges found out he was 17 he wasn't aloud the to get the job because he was to young.

Also he said that you don't need to be Le Bron James,Anthony Carmello,Kobe Bryant to attain things and to reach high places. An that your mentors what you do they've already done it and that that any question isn't a dumb question and that if you don't ask it you don't know what the answer is.
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Maori Weapons

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Long Ago Maori people used weapons to train with each other. They trained for war, or to protect their tribe from others.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Flickr Update


In Extension we learn how to use different stuff then in class we learn how to use Flickr this is what we have been doing lately in extension.Also we have been updating our flickr page (Up top is Mine) well if you won't to check out our flickr page go to this website

http://www.flickr.com/photos/extpes/