Friday, 23 August 2019

The treasure box

I can see people keeping their children close to them. My nose can smell the bombs from the explosion.
I can smell the diesel from the jets as they drop their bombs on top of us.
People are crying for their family. People are scared for their lives,

As I walk away from my village I see people and blood. I
’m walking a long distance and my feet are hurting.
I see people in the distance. Its a village they are crying we are talking to them.
They say some soldiers have bombed their village too.

We find another village. People getting food and running out to my villagers.
They are joining us as we all find a place to hide.

We leave the village and hide in a cold, dark cave. 
I think, what if we could go to the old boat house deep in the forest.
We are tired we can't remember our way out times.
We keep nice and quiet as there are soldiers outside looking for us.
We get food in the night time when all the soldiers are asleep.

 My feet really hurt  as we search for the boat house in the dark.
We finally find it and pull the old boat out into the water.
We begin to row the boat to safety around the other side of the island.
There are alot of things I feel right now but mostly
I feel so lonely, like an orphan, with no dad and no mum.

Friday, 14 June 2019

What Matariki is

What is Matariki?
Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

There are seven stars that form Matariki.
The name of the stars are: Waiti,Waita,Matariki,Tupu-a-nuku,Tupu-a-raingi,Ururaingi and Waipunarangi.

The star cluster Matariki appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June–July), marking the start of the Māori New Year.

We celebrate by eating together and by playing together like playing soccer and hoping the next year ahead will be better.


Monday, 10 June 2019

Blog Profile

Kia,Ora My name is Harley and I am Maori. My school is St. Patrick's school in Panmure. I enjoy soccer, basketball, playing and drawing. My favorite thing to do when I'm at home is ride my BMX. When I’m at school I play soccer when I’m at home I play with my friends that live near me. Sometimes my friends and I play Mine craft, Rocket Royal or Fortnite. Sometimes we go bike riding. My three friends are Christian, Aaron and Alex. These are some of the things I like doing.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

This week I read a book called saved from the sea. It was about two children who  went on a large sailing boat and were washed out to sea by a large wave. This is a picture of their boat. The labels show the names of the parts of the boat. I learnt these parts when I went sailing two weeks ago with Yachting NZ.