Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Water issues

The local council representatives are meeting to discuss the hot water issues of water management. Local Government New Zealand is its first Freshwater Symposium in Wellington from Monday. The meeting comes resident in a lot of towns and cities question water quality and access to water for bottling plants. 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

What We Made In Tech

At Tamaki College we had tech.We had it with Mr Grundy and done some wood work with him.I wanted to make a jewelry tree for my mum.We had to listen on a bunch of instructions on how we are going to make it out of wood. Me and the year 7 had to keep on cutting,hammering a lot of things to make it.It was such a hard job.After when we had made my jewelry tree I had to write out the reasons why I wanted to make it. My first three reasons was for my mum, it's easy to make and so my mum doesn't lose it all the time. Finally after when I finished my woodwork Mr Grundy told us that he will be sending my woodwork and the other peoples woodwork.Mr Grundy send it to Rupotaka School and we got to take it home.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Students urge Govt to read their pre-Budget wishlist

The housing and the students allowances are the most urgent issues facing the students. According to the pre- Budget wishlist released by the New Zealand Union of Students Association (NZUSA) . NZUSA President Johnathan Gee says that many students are getting locked out of tertiary education as rent and the cost continues to rise. Also, the upcoming Budget is also a chance for the government to provide for many students who are struggling with rent, food and other basic needs.  

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Flooding hits northern South Island

Flooding has been struck on top in the South Island after a heavy rain overnight and early this morning. Several people have been rescued from overwhelmed vehicles with water so deep and one had to be rescued on a surf lifesaving boat. A lot of water on State Highway One north of Blenheim and police are asking people to take care of them self. In the early hours of Thursday morning a small house bus became stuck in the river water which flooded near Barlett Rd in Hope, Tasman. One man was in the bus and spent more than a hour trapped before the Coastguard crew saved him. Police says that he was frightened but he was fine.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Kiwi travel trends revealed

Image result for Kiwi travel trends revealedSummer is over and daylight savings has stolen our evenings so it's time to start planning on your winter holiday. But don't worry it's on trying to take a friend with you. A recent survey from solo travelling is on the run. Travel blogger Megan Singleton said that she has some idea on Why it is happening.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Security van robbed outside The Warehouse in Auckland

Image result for Security van robbed outside The Warehouse in Auckland
A security van has been the target of an aggravated robbery outside The Warehouse in the Auckland's Royal Oak. The police said three people were carrying a firearm, came up to the van's two guard at around 1.50pm on Tuesday. Detective Sergeant Tony McKenzie's said a number of witnesses are being spoken to, but some of them they haven't ask them or they got a video of them robbery. Police would want to hear from anyone that person who was at that area at that time it got robbed and may have the information to complete their investigation.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Starting school age to change in new reform

Image result for Starting school age to change in new reform
Parents will soon be able to choose to send their kids to school before they turn five. Until now, children could enrol between five to six. But the Goverment's sent a pass reforms this week to allow children to start school sooner up to eight weeks before they even turn five. Education Minister Nikki Kaye clarifies that there're not saying a long period of time. There're talking about from maybe to a couple of days up to eight weeks. But Labour leader Andrew little says in life of a four year old, two months is huge in a lifetime. The Early childhood experts agrees saying that when it comes to starting school it isn't always better.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Kiwis rise early to watch annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower

Image result for Kiwis rise early to watch annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower
Kiwi's across the country set their alarm a few hours early this morning to catch a spot of an yearly meteor shower. The Eta Aquarid  shower passes earth every year, and it is one of the two showers created by dust and debris from Halley's comet. The New Zealand dark skies at this time of the year give us one of the best viewing  platforms in the world. The meteor were the most visible between 3am and 5am on Friday and Saturday early in the  mornings.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Israeli man missing on West Coast

Image result for Israeli man missing on West CoastA search and a rescue working has been launched near Westport  on the west coast to find a missing Israeli man. The 40 year old was last seen in the Bucklands Peak of the Paparoa National Park on Tuesday. They said that he was wearing a dark trousers and a red jacket at the time he was missing. Police have concerns for his safety because of the weather conditions. 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Arthur's Pass kea convention plans to save species

Image result for Arthur's Pass kea convention plans to save species

A kea Convention is being held in Arthur's Pass this weekend. The Kea Convention Trust has ordered the two- day event, all in the name of protecting our most strange birds. They are playful, intelligent and under threat, but less than 5000 left across the South Island, the trust is hoping for a kea revolution.