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Thursday, 19 October 2017

New Zealand Nuclear Free

In 1987 David Lange declared New Zealand's nuclear-free.

Nuclear weapons played a major part in the United States’ military arrangements, and the possible use of nuclear weapons or nuclear-powered vessels was suggested in any United States response to an attack on New Zealand. David Lange stated that nuclear is never safe.

Our legislation surrounds our stance as a nation opposing weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weapons) supports the disarmament of nuclear weapons and contributes significantly to the international discussion.

New Zealand is much safer without all of the nuclear weapons, bombs, and war-ships, what happens if one of the warships break down sitting in the dock? 
Sometimes this is referred to as the 'kiwi disease' which is how their legislation was sometimes referred to, which some countries saw as threatening but also as a powerful example to others because it could spread through other counties.

New Zealand's legislation is a way of eliminating the risk of nuclear accidents for all New Zealanders while at the same time demonstrating New Zealand's global promise to disarm nuclear weapons. In conclusion, it's safer for the world and New Zealand to be nuclear-free.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Haast-Hollyford Road Social Studies (From A Different Perspective Than What I Think)

The debate has been going on for a while now, whether to put a road straight through Haast down to Milford Sound or not. I believe that if we do build a road through Haast, Haast will turn into a ghost town. There will be accommodation at a bigger place, only a few k’s down the road. So people are most likely to keep on their travels onto Milford Sound. Which will reduce the number of people stopping, and will make motel owners income lower. Also, the time could be a good thing or a bad thing. If you want to see loads of scenery, but travel more, or see one great tourist and travel less. Plus the road will cost a BOMB. It started out being 3 million dollars, then its increased up into the billions. Would you really want that for a road? Or would it be better to spend that money on something fun? Like an amusement park, or a mall and still, have money left from that 2 billion dollars? And what happens if you, have a helicopter, and you are flying people into Haast. Then you go to land in your landing spot, and then there is just a road there? I think that we should use the 2 billion dollars on something more enjoyable rather than a plain road.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Rainbow Warrior Social Studies (From a different perspective of what I think)

In 1985 the Rainbow Warrior boat was sunk. The Rainbow Warrior was in the way of place that the French government were going to test their bombs. We were testing our nuclear bombs and the Rainbow Warrior was coming over to protest our testing of nuclear bombs, only because they didn’t want New Zealand to become a nuclear country. America had nuclear bombs, so we, the French government wanted to as well. The Rainbow Warrior was going to stop our plan of testing our bombs on the flat ground. It’s not like it’s dangerous unless someone's on the island. We didn’t like that the Rainbow Warrior was protesting so we created a plan. We sent in two French Secret Service (DGSE) agents, who blew up the Rainbow Warrior ship, they killed one man who was Portuguese, they injured many, and then the secret agents were arrested on the 24 July 1985. They were both were charged with murder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Social Studies 1981 Springbok Tour

In 1981 the country was divided due to a rugby game. There were two sides in this event. My side protestings because South Africa had asked the All Blacks coach and manager to sit out all of the Maori players because the South Africans didn’t want to touch someone of a different skin colour. The other side wasn’t bothered by this and just wanted to watch some rugby. We, the protesters didn’t want the match to go on due to all of the racism. But the other side desperately wanted to watch this grudge match. This division caused riots, people hitting each other with batons just over this rugby game.  This went on for 56 days. I very much disagree with the South Africans ways, why is the black any different from the white? This was another act to make the darker skin feel superior to the white. At this point in time, the Maori players were some of the strongest in the All Blacks team. If the Maori asked the South African team to sit out all of their white players, they wouldn’t even have a team. The extent that South Africa go to, to separate the different skin colours is unbelievable. Even though there was all of this conflict the game was still played. New Zealand took out the win with a score of 22-25 even with all of the darker skin players sitting out.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Ski trip reflection

On Monday, we went on a class ski trip to temple basin. The walk up was a struggle, I spent more time on the ground, then on my own two feet. Although we were surrounded by snow,  we all got VERY warm! But eventually, we got there. This was my first time skiing, so ski boots were a new thing to me. I thought that they were ok until I had to walk through the snow with them on my feet. That was hard enough but then we had to carry our ski's over to the field, and because they had so much snow the past few days, everyone was sinking into the snow. When we got to the field, the first thing us beginners had to learn was how to walk up the mountain with ski's on. You have to have your skis horizontal to the slope or else you will go for a skate. Next, we learned how to pizza. This is what you do the whole way down and to stop, without falling over. I fell over about a million times before I could do this. One of the times I made a hole in the fence because I couldn't slow down! Then we went back to the lodge and had tea, brushes our teeth, made our bed up with our sleeping bags, and then went to sleep. The next day we got up, had breakfast and then hit the slopes. This time I was able to stop much more often and in the end, I could turn successfully and stop successfully. Then we packed all of our gear up and started off the walk down the mountain. About five minutes of slipping over, I didn't want to fall off the edge, so I was walking close to the rocks, little did I know that the snow was WAY deeper there. All it took was one step to get me stuck in the snow. My foot somehow got twisted, so I couldn;t just stand up to get out of the deep snow. We had to dig my foot out for me to stand up. The rest of the way down the mountain was full of slipping and sliding, but we got to the bottom and met our parents at school. It was so good to be beside a warm fire, with a hot milo when I got home!

Friday, 4 August 2017

School Business

This week we have been introduced to the power of social networking. Many kids my age have become millionaires through social media. This week we have all been challenged to create our own business, Mya, Caitlyn and I have chosen to do a clothing line, called Midnight Clothing NZ. We have already created our logo and have made an email, and a website. I know that from this experience there will be benefits, like later on in life when I'm trying to get a job, I'll know how to work with people. 

Monday, 24 July 2017

Term 2 Holidays Refection

Well, in the holidays, my family and I went away to Westport for a night. We spent our time watching my brother play basketball. The car rides there and back were really windy, and I get car sick, so guess what happened next. I had to walk around Charleston so we could keep driving up to Westport, then on the way back it was Punakaiki where we had to take a stop. So that was the first weekend of the holidays gone, and from then on all I did was west coast netball and west coast basketball training.