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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Day 4: Swimming with the Sharks

Day 4: Swimming with the Sharks


By the end of Day #3, you have seen a lot of the north island of New Zealand.  Hopefully you have enjoyed it and you’re excited for the next phase of your journey – the ferry trip across the Cook Strait from the bottom of the north island to the top of the south island. You will spend the next two days exploring the south island before you head back up to Auckland, via Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand).
Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.
Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.
Which was known to be a beach to all but is now known as a graveyard because of all the beached whales upon shore. Many local people helped by covering the whales with towels so that no water goes down it's blowhole. They start by tipping water onto the whale making sure not to get any in it's blowhole.
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Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].
Summary
This movie is about a girl born in NZ. Her family had lots of chiefs (they must be a boy). Her papa thought that she wasn't good enough to become a chief because she was a girl. So she showed her papa that she can be just like the other chiefs no matter what.

Rating
I'll give this movie a 5
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When ‘Whale Rider’ finishes, you and your tour group enjoy a delicious meal in downtown Nelson before heading back to your hotel. You need to go to bed early because you have to get up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to travel back to Farewell Spit to see a group (pod) of Hector’s Dolphins. It is going to be an early morning!
Bonus Activity: Hector’s dolphins are a very spe#cial native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long and they are quite rare. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets and can’t escape. Some people have argued that fishermen shouldn’t be allowed to fish in Farewell Spit in order to protect the dolphins living there. What do you think? On your blog, tell us whether you think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned (stopped).
I don't like the idea of fisherman killing Hector Dolphins. Since they are only found in NZ we should keep them safe and protect them. These dolphins should feel comfortable living here knowing that no one is coming to hunt for them. All I would like to say now is STOP KILLING HECTOR'S DOLPHINS!

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  2. Kia Ora Davarni,

    You have done so well on the WLJ. Can you please give a very short summary about the trailer you watched? Well done and keep up the GREAT work! :)

    Telesia

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    1. Hi Telesia,

      Thanks for the feedback, I'm glad you reminded me to give a summary I almost forgot.

      - DB

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  3. Hola Db,

    Great start to day four of the Winter Learning Journey!. I love your summary of the Whale rider. Your argument of having fishers banned from Farewell Spit is excellent. Do you know why the local people tried to keep the Whales wet?. Keep up the excellent work!. I hope you make top three along with the other girls.

    -Lisa:)

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    1. Hola Pizza,

      It's good to see that you like my work. And I think that they keep the whales wet so that they have more time to try and save them.

      - DB

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    2. Excellent, thank you for clarifying that.

      -Lisa:)

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  4. Kia Orana Davani,

    My name is Jacinta and I am so excited to be blogging with you through the Winter Learning Journey.

    Davarni, I just wanted to share with you how impressed I am to see such good work. You have given each activity an image to represent your summary of learning. You also indicated Farewell Spit known as a graveyard because of all the whales that have been washed up on shore. I am so sadden by this but very pleased to see that you have generalized your own understanding.

    As Telesia mentioned, Please give a few more words to describe your own thoughts about the Whale rider trailer you watched. I am very interested to read your response.

    Keep up the great work Davarni. You are doing so well.

    Best wishes,

    Jacinta

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    1. Kia Ora Jacinta,

      It's lovely to have you blogging with me. Thanks for the feedback, I will make sure I add some more information about my summary.

      - Davarni

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  5. Talofa lava,

    It's lovely how your blogging heaps and heaps by

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