Sunday, 24 December 2017

Day 5 - ( Week One: In the Beginning (1800-1870) ) - ! Summer Learning Journey !


Week One: In the Beginning (1800-1870)
Day 5: The Dawn of a New Era...

From the 1840s onwards, many European settlers came to live in New Zealand. It was a difficult period in New Zealand’s history. As the settlers began to outnumber the Māori, a great war erupted between the two groups as they fought for access to land to build homes and establish communities.

Activity 1: Translating Phrases

Unlike the Māori, many of the European settlers didn’t speak Te Reo Māori. Instead, they spoke English. As you can imagine, it was very difficult for the two groups to communicate because they did not have a dictionary or a translator. These days we are able to use the Internet to translate words and phrases from one language to another.

Use Google Translate to translate the following five phrases from English to Te Reo Māori or from Te Reo Māori to English. Post the translations on your blog. Be sure to include the phrase in both the English and Māori to earn full points.


  1. The word in Moari - Nau mai ki Aotearoa . In English - Welcome to New Zealand .
  2. The word in English - Lillyana is my name . The Word in Maori - Ko Lillyana toku ingoa.
  3. The Word in English - What is your name? The Word in Moari - He aha to ingoa?
  4. The Word in Maori - He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro. The Word in English - I like to play the Rugby .
  5. The Word in English - Where do you come from? The Word in Maori - No hea koe?

Activity 2: The Treaty of Waitangi

On 6 February 1840, a very special document was signed by the Māori chiefs and the British settlers in New Zealand. It was called the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and it outlined how the two groups would live together and work together in New Zealand. It was the first document of its kind to be signed in the entire world. The Treaty was signed in a place called Waitangi in northern New Zealand.

Follow this Waitangi village link to read about the village of Waitangi.

On your blog, tell us three fun things that you can do as a visitor in Waitangi. Which one would you like to do the most?

First Fun thing I would Love to go and visit the Treaty House and Learn about the Maori Culture .

Second Fun Thing I would Love to do is go and Explore the Land of Waitangi .

Third Fun Thing I would I like to go and see the Beautiful View's .

Bonus Activity: #EarnTheFern

After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, New Zealand became a British colony. Many other countries in the world are also British colonies including Canada, South Africa, Australia, India and Malaysia. As a group they were, and still are, called the ‘Commonwealth’ countries. Years ago, a man named Melville Marks Robinson was asked to organize a sporting competition for people living in the Commonwealth countries. It is called the Commonwealth Games. The first ever event took place in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.

Athletes from New Zealand have competed in the Commonwealth Games for years. In the most recent Commonwealth Games event in Glasgow, Scotland New Zealand athletes won a total of 45 medals. The next Commonwealth Games will be held in 2018 in the Gold Coast, Australia. Hundreds of athletes are competing for the chance to represent NZ at the games (to 'Earn the Fern').

One of New Zealand’s gold-medal-winning Commonwealth athletes was a man named Bill Kini. Bill won a gold medal at the 1966 Commonwealth Games for being the best heavyweight boxer. He was a man of many talents! He played rugby in Ōtāhuhu in the 1960s and later moved to Whangarei.

Imagine that you could interview Bill. What would you ask him about his time at the 1966 Commonwealth Games. What would you want to know? I’d like to know how he had time to train for two sports at once.

On your blog, write four questions that you would ask Bill Kini.



  1. Kia Ora Lilly,

    I really like your amazing task about The Treaty of Waitangi, Earn the fern & Translating Phrases. I really enjoyed reading the Treaty of Waitangi, It is so nice to see so many cool things why you would visit the land of Waitangi. Anyways the whole blog post is Incredible & I can't wait for more. Merry early Christmas & a huge happy new year. Merry Christmas Eve. Enjoy tomorrow & have heaps of fun. Keep up the awesome work Lilly.

    Yours sincerely,


  2. Kia Ora Lillyana,

    Cadence here from the Summer Learning Journey team!

    I loved reading your post about Week one: In the Beginning! You have put so much thought and effort into this, thank you!
    You have translated all the phrases correctly so well done for that. And your Waitangi Day activity has some great outdoor events you could do. Have you ever been to Waitangi before? All the beautiful photos I’ve seen lately make me want to go!

    Bonus Activity: Awesome interview questions! I especially like the 2nd question about being able to manage training for two sports! That would be very challenging. Maybe you could relate to this in something you do Lillyana, do you play a few sports or maybe you have to juggle things at school and home?

    Best wishes,

    Cadence :)

    1. Kia Ora Cadence ,

      Thanks for the such Awesome Comment I really enjoyed reading your nice comment about this Blogpost ! I really do not know if I have been to Waitangi before just doing this task i want to go to Waitangi . Yes traning 2 sports at once is very challenging . Yes I do relate to train 2 sports at once the 2 sports is Netball and maybe Tag .

      Best wishes ,

      Lillyana :)