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.
What they Did #1 - The Volunteers Garb what they can to keep the whales wet .
What they Did #2 - Supervising people , making sure every whale gets equal Treatment .
What they Did #3 - Freedom campers offer their towels, t-shirts and sarongs to drape over the whales.
What they did #4 - They grab their chilly bins, water bottles, cooking pots and mixing bowls to fill with water to keep the whales wet.
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 called ‘Whale 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].
My Summary :
Whale Rider is a Movie all about a Maori Girl who wants to become a Chief of the Tribe . Her Grandfather (Koro) Believes that it is only for males to be a Chief of the Tribe . How Ever When her Grandfather ( Koro) was Teaching the younger Males to become an Chief of the Tribe the Maori Girl Secretly follows what her Grandfather ( Koro ) was Teaching the Males . Find out more by Watching the Movie Whale Rider :) .
Bonus Activity: Hector’s dolphins are a very special 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 Think Fishing for Hector's Dolphins are so Wrong because Hector's Dolphins are Special Native Animals that we should never Fish that are Special Native Animals and plus Hector's Dolphins did nothing towards People .