Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Day #6: Native Aotearoa (Activity 1)

Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.
Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…


  1. Hi Ana-Lei,
    Awesome to see you participating in Winter Learning Journey again.

    Great poem with some great vocabulary. I really like how you were rhyming in your poem.Also liked the pictures you have used it has nice detail.

  2. Hi Analei,
    Outstanding to see you participating in the winter learning journey again! You have an incredible poem with specific words! I like how you put the background very top notch!

    Keep it up,
    Lusia Pahulu

  3. Thank you, Brooke & Lusia for taking the time to comment on my blog. I am sure that your blogs are just as amazing.

    - Ana lei