Winter Learning Journey
Day 1: 100% Pure 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☺.
The People of New Zealand - 3 Facts
- Here where the 4.4 million New Zealanders (Kiwis) populate over three-quarters of our population live in the North Island of New Zealand with one-third of the total living in Auckland. The other main cities of Wellington, Christchurch, and Hamilton are where the majority of the remaining kiwis may live.
- Around the 15 - 1600’s before Christopher Columbus and the whole of Europe who was afraid they were going to plunge off the edge of the world, The Maori people voyaged thousands of mile across the undisclosed Pacific Ocean in their canoe boats and became the first settlers in New Zealand (Aotearoa - Land of the long white cloud). Even still today Maori Culture plays an important part in New Zealand Aotearoa.
- In the two world wars, it was witnessed a lot of casualties happened, affecting mostly the New Zealand Male population. But with that being told it brings loyalty and friendship closer -Mateship-. Things like that are still seen here today on the sporting fields whether it’s Hockey/Ice Hockey, Volleyball or Rugby. In New Zealand Rugby Football is on top of the list for sporting entertainment and is the most popular sport in New Zealand, with the legendary All Blacks having an amazing series with The Lions with the last game a fifteen All draw. Though the sport has public school beginnings in England, in New Zealand rugby is definitely the strong-hold sport of a man.