Friday, 12 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey - Day #15 : Maintaining the Status Quo

Hey bloggers! Today is Day #15 of the Summer Learning Journey Blogging Programme. Let's Begin!

Activity 1 : Hiking Tongariro

In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro, was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit! Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the one-day hike.

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Tongariro Crossing.
I have been asked what would I pack if I were going to hike the Tongariro Crossing. I have to write a list of 5 items I would bring! What would I bring?

  • Water - I would pack multiple water bottles on a very hot sunny day
  • Snacks - I would also pack snacks such as : Sandwiches, Fruit and more.
  • First Aid Kit -In case of an emergency I would bring one.
  • Map - If I got lost during the hike I would use it if I didn't know where to go.
  • Pocket Knife - I would use maybe for self defense
My Profile for Mike Moore!
Activity 2 : Leading New Zealand

In the 1990s, four different individuals served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand – Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley.

I have been asked to create a short profile for one of our former prime ministers. I have to include a picture and some information all ready provided. Here's mine:

Bonus Activity : You Have to Pay to Play

In 1990, for the first time in New Zealand’s history, universities and polytechnics started charging students money to go to school. Prior to then, it had been free to go to university or to a polytechnic. Since 1990, students have had to pay thousands of dollars to attend post-secondary (after high school) education.
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The new Labour government have promised to give up to three years of free post-secondary education to all New Zealanders by 2020!

I have been asked to tell you about what I think about this. I think this is a good choice but they should put the prices lower. People also have to also pay for rent, bills, taxes. I don't think this is fair.

Thanks for Reading!
By Mitchell.M


  1. Hey again Mitchell, I've enjoyed reading your list of items to take on the Tongariro Crossing. You've decided to bring really sensible and useful items. Well done!

    I like that you've written a few examples of the snacks you would bring. I would bring muesli bars, sandwiches, and fruit and nuts.

    What do you think you would eat for breakfast in the morning before you go? You'll need to have a big breakfast that is going to provide you with lots of energy for a long period of time.

    Thanks, Billy

    1. Hey Billy, nice to you again!

      Yes, especially on hot day I would need a good snack and some refreshing water. Also I wouldn't a energy bar for extra energy.

      For breakfast maybe I would have weet - bix some fruit and yoghurt. Or a big smoothie full of fruits!

      Thanks again Billy!