Day 1: 100% PURE New Zealand
Well, the time has now come! School’s out for the holidays and your tour of New Zealand is about to begin. I hope that you are ready and excited! Curious Kiwi certainly is – he can’t wait to start the Great Kiwi Road Trip! Before you all hit the road, let’s take a minute to review some key facts about New Zealand.
Activity 1: Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website☺.
1. Maori people voyaged thousands of miles across the vast unknown Pacific Ocean
2. There are approximately 4.4 million New Zealanders/Kiwis.
3.Rugby football is the most popular sport in New Zealand.
Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch the Tourist video for Auckland to learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.
- Auckland is in the far south west of the pacific ocean.
- In Auckland the North island is nicknamed The City of sails.
- The biggest landmark in Auckland is Rangitoto Island.
- Auckland is the country's biggest city.
- Auckland is home to 1.5 million people.
Bonus Activity: Now it’s time to start your tour! Curious Kiwi decides to start by taking you on a short tour through downtown Auckland. You stop at the Sky Tower, the tallest building in all of New Zealand. When you look up, you see a huge New Zealand flag on the top of the tower. This flag was created back in 1902. That makes the New Zealand flag 115 years old!
Last year, the Prime Minister of New Zealand suggested that we should replace the flag with a new, updated design. He invited everyone in New Zealand to come up with their own flag design and submit it.
For this activity, it is your turn to design a new flag. Use any drawing programme that you wish. I would recommend the Flag Designer website. It allows you to create a flag in three easy steps. When you are done, take a screenshot of your flag and post it on your blog. Here is an example:
To earn full points you must describe the flag, in words, below the picture. Please tell us what is on the flag and what inspired your design.
Bonus Activity = 8 points
The two sides represent both my cultures. I choose yellow for my Cook Island side because the sun always shines bright. I have chosen blue for my Samoan side because the waters is beautiful and blue. I have put a circle in the middle of my flag because it means bringing both cultures together. I have put an eagle in the center of my circle because it means high cheif.