Friday, December 19, 2008

School 2008!

This year has been the best year of my life.
I have just had an absolutely awesome year being in Mr Woody's class.
Thanks for teaching me.
Anyway, what have been your favourite parts of this year?

Monday, December 8, 2008


Everyone loves awards.
Well at least I do.
It's prizegriving tomorrow, who's going to get what?
We'll just have to wait and see.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Awesome Clip!

This Virtual Barber Shop Clip is really awesome.
You will need some headphones, and you will need to close your eyes.
Here is the link:
You can just click on the blue video above.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


A few days ago, Mech-boy and I stayed for awhile after school talking about this
What is it?
Do you know how it works?
Why do we need it?

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Prime Minister!

On Saturday it was polling day.

2,979,366 people were enrolled to vote. Did you know if you are over 18 years of age you have to be enrolled to vote but this doesn't mean you have to vote.

Over the 6 months of electioneering the One News Polls were against Labour showing that National could take it out. Well this is what they did. Once all the votes were counted and Winston Peters had made his "I'll be back speech" it showed that there would be a John Key lead government.

This is how the percentages went:
National 45.5% (59 seats)
Labour 33.8% (43 seats)
The Green Party 6.5% (8 seats)
Act 3.7% (5 seats)
Maori 2.3% (5 seats)
United Future 0.9 % (1 seat)
Progressive Party 0.9% (1 seat)
Bill & Ben Party just over 0.5% (0 seats)
Nz First OUT (0 seats)

Some of the big surprises of the 2008 elections are:

Helen Clark stepping down from the role of the leader of the Labour Party
Winston Peters not getting Tauranga and not getting into parliament
Simon Bridges getting Tauranga by a convincing 10,000 votes
Judith Tizard (one of Helen Clarks best friends) being knocked out of parliament by Nationals Nikki Kaye
Michael Cullen (Labours finace minister) stepping down from his roles of deputy Prime Minister and Finace Minister but still being an MP

So all and all it was a clean win to National.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Here is where it came from:

Monday, November 3, 2008


In class yesterday we had a discussion about Palm Oil and Orangutans. On this post you will be able to discuss your points of views and ask questions which hopefully I will be able to answer.
This primate is now only found in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Orangutan fossils have been found in Vietnam, China and Java but now sadly no Orangutans live in the wild in these places now.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Black Belt!

On Saturday I graded for my black belt in Kenpo Karate.
Guess what, I got it!
The best Kenpo artist in the world was there as well as black belts from Australia and around New Zealand.
The grading took 3 hours. I have been doing Kenpo for 6 years.
So now I've made the first step to becoming an adult black belt, well so GL would say.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My 2008 South Island Trip!

This is a photo of Mt Cook looking out over Lake Matheson (the quality of photos on blogger aren't that good).
On the last Friday in Term 3 I set off with my family on a trip all around the South Island.
We stayed 15 nights in 12 different places.
We spent 67 hours and 49 minutes travelling in the car.
We did 4651 kilometres.
We used 471.3 litres of petrol.

I will tell you the best thing I did each day.
Picton- Slept (we got off the interislander at 11pm and left for Nelson at 9:30
Nelson- Saw my Great Aunty
Greymouth- Shanty Town
Fox Glacier- Saw the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers
Queenstown (Day 1)- Found the Remarkable Sweet Shop
Queenstown (Day 2)- Luge and Shotover Jet
Queenstown (Day 3)- Skiing on Coronet Peak
Te Anau (Day 1)- Manapouri Dam
Te Anau (Day 2)- Milford Sound
Dunedin- Cadbury Chocolate Factory
Oamaru- Moeraki Boulders
Lake Tekapo- Mt John Observatory
Christchurch- Antartic Centre
Hanmer Springs- Hanmer Springs Hot Pools
Wellington- Went walking around Wellington

You can ask me questions e.g. What else did you do in _______

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Mr Teehan has a new class!

Calling all Room5ians, Mr Teehan is back with a new class.
He has told his new class about us and about blogging and our new topic, sustainablity.
To go to his blog click here:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


It's finally here... SPRING!
The season where new lamb frolic around.
Trees bloom and sway in the light breeze.
You walk with a "spring" in your step.
Have to start buying for Christmas.
You can plan a pinic the week before without worrying it might rain.
Picture from:

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's All Over Rover!

Well the 2008 Olympic games are over France grabbing the last gold medal in the sport of handball. The closing ceremony was just as amazing as the opening ceremony.
The job has now been handed over to London for the 2012 Olympic games.
Over all the medals given to athletes the country that came out on top was the host nation China. New Zealand finishing 26th on the medal table with 3 golds, 1 silver and 5 bronze.
For the closing ceremony go to:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ben Fouhy Grabs 4th Place!

Despite a strong finish, Ben Fouhy has finished fourth in the K1 1000 final.
Fouhy, a silver medallist at Athens, was typically slow out of the blocks and was 5th place at the 500 metre stage but failed to catch the leaders.

For more go to:

Disastor For USA In 4x100 Metre Running Relay!

The US men's 4 x100 metres relay team failed to qualify for the Olympic final after dropping the baton in their heat on Thursday, then later on the USA's woman's 4x100 metre relay team also fail to make the final by dropping their baton as well.

Bummer On The BMX Course!

We had two competitors in. One in the men's and one in the womans.
Marc Willers sadly missed out on getting into the final while Sarah Walker came agonisingly close, but ultimately finished just out of the medals in the women's BMX final in Beijing.
The New Zealander finished fourth by just .13 of a second in a spectacular final on a sweltering hot morning at Lao Shan BMX stadium.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tom Ashley Wins New Zealand's Third Gold!

New Zealand windsurfer Tom Ashley has won New Zealand's third gold of the Beijing Olympics in the RS-X discipline.
Starting the race in third position overall, Ashley needed to finish in front of Britain's Nick Dempsey and France's Julian Bontemps to claim the gold.
For more infomation go to:

Nick Willis Wins Bronze For Kiwis!

The bronze medal dramatically achieved by Nick Willis on Wednesday continues a remarkable legacy in the Olympic 1500m.
Later on Wednesday afternoon the 25-year-old will become the sixth New Zealander to stand on the podium for this blue riband event.
Willis is now enshrined in the record books alongside Jack Lovelock (Gold, 1936), Peter Snell (Gold, 1964), John Davies (Bronze, 1964), Rod Dixon (Bronze, 1972) and John Walker (Gold 1976).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bevan Docherty Wins Bronze In Triathlon!

Bevan Docherty has won bronze at the men's triathlon in Beijing. The Athens silver medallist was out sprinted down the finish line by surprise winner German Jan Frodeno and Canadian Simon Whitfield, who won the gold in Sydney in 2000.
For more go to:

Kiwi Mens Pursuit Team Win Bronze!

The Kiwi men's pursuit combination has collected the third bronze for New Zealand after easily beating Australia in the third place play-off.
They were able to gradually extend their lead through out the 4000 metre race and eventually finished 1.230 seconds ahead of their trans-Tasman rivals.

Michael Phelps!

Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer and 14-time Olympic gold medalist (the most by any Olympian), who currently holds seven world records in swimming.
He holds the record for the most gold medals won at a single Olympics; a total of eight, surpassing Mark Spitz. Overall, Phelps has won 16 Olympic medals: six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In winning these medals, he has twice equaled Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin's record of eight medals (of any type) at a single Olympics (Dityatin: Moscow 1980; Phelps: Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008). Out of his eight gold medals from Beijing, five were won in individual events, tying the record for individual gold medals at a single Games originally set by Eric Heiden in the 1980 Winter Olympics and equaled by Vitaly Scherbo at the 1992 Summer Games. Phelps ranks second in total career Olympic medals, after Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina, who won a total of 18 medals (nine gold) spanning three Olympic Games.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Zealands Medal Day!

Yesterday New Zealand won our first medal with Mahe Drysdale winning bronze in the Mens Single Sculls. Through all his illness he still made it to the final and gave it everything.
For more about this race go to:
Next, still in the rowing section Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater won another bronze in the Mens Pair event.
For more about this race go to:
Next, still in the rowing section Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell topped of the rowing events by coming first in their nail biting race.
For more about this race go to:
Ok, now the cycling. Hayden Roulston won silver in the 4000m individual pursuit at the Laoshan Velodrome in Beijing. He was racing for the gold but sadly didn't make it.
For more about this race go to:
Just to top the day off, Valerie Vili won gold in the Woman's Shotput final. She threw 20.56 metres beating the Belarusians.
For more about this event go to:


One world, one dream.

The opening ceremony was INCREDIBLE.
The drummers, the dancers, the scroll, the fireworks, the athletes, the torch, the rings, the protestors, the practice, but most of the the start of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

08.08.08 at 08:08.08pm.

Get the whole story of the opening ceremony at:

P.S.I'm a bit late but oh well.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Blog!

I have a vermicomposting (worm farming) blog.
Check it out at:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A few riddles!

You can have me but cannot hold me;Gain me and quickly lose me.If treated with care I can be great,And if betrayed I will break.What am I?

My tines be long,My tines be shortMy tines end ereMy first report.What am I?

My thunder comes before the lightning;My lightning comes before the clouds;My rain dries all the land it touches.What am I?

I can be cracked, I can be made.I can be told, I can be played.What am I?

What kind of coat can only be put on when wet?

You do not want to have me,But when you have me,You do not want to lose me.What am I?

What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?


Shoulders back, stop slouching, you're all hunched over. You've probably heard it all from your parents when you were growing up and as much as you might not want to accept it - it seems they were probably right. According to physio's Kiwis are getting the hump, quite literally leaning forward over computer games, studying and watching TV has seen an increasing number of Kiwi teenagers with bad posture and developing humped backs. So here's the question what is good posture and how do you get it?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Amazing Facts!

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat hiswife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled"Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF enteredinto the English language.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fredand Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs inthe air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg inthe air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If thehorse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"? A. One thousand

Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, andlaser printers all have in common? A. All invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A. Honey.

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bedfirmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight."

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a monthafter the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law withall the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because theircalendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, whichwe know today as the honeymoon.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them"Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." It's where we get thephrase "mind your P's and Q's"

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into therim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phraseinspired by this practice.

Don't delete this just because it looks weird.

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~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What I Am Looking For!

I am looking for nice clear focused shots.
Colour, Colour, Colour.
With landscape photos I will be looking for the right amount of sky showing.

Photo Competition!

If you would like to participate in this competition say your blog url on this post then I will be able to judge the photos.
The photos can be of whatever you like.
I will make another post on what things I am looking for in the photos.
The 1st 2nd and 3rd place getters will be awarded a certificate.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Title Page Photos

All the photos that I use at the top of my blog are photos I have taken myself.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Game Review: Battlefield 2142

It's time to get up, get out to the battlefront, and take the fight to the enemy. Raw recruits won't last in the dreary ice age as a raging war booms along. The future of war. A devastating ice age depletes Earth's resources. Two collations wage a desperate war for the only cause that matters-SURVIVAL.

About the game:
Play online with up to 64 player in the legendary Conquest game mode.
Rule the battlefield in Hover Tanks, Battle Walkers, and other devastating vehicles.
Customize your soldier to suit your playing style with 1000+ possible combos.
Fly your way up more than 40 ranks from Recruit to Supreme Commander.
Unlock 40 weapons and gadgets, from cloaking devices to EMP grenades.
Destroy your enemy's massive airborne warship in the all-new Titan game mode.
Personal thoughts:
I love this game.
I give it a 9/10 for the great graphics and cool point of the game

Monday, June 9, 2008

Strange Symbols

Has anyone ever seen the strange symbols on my cluster map.
The symbols are above South America, North America,
Russia, Africa and a faint one over Australia.
What are they?
Are they strange messages from alien life forms?
P.S. You will need to click on the cluster map on my blog to see the symbols.

Friday, June 6, 2008



Friday, May 30, 2008

My Dog Ben!

This speech is about my dog Ben. Have you ever lost a pet? Well I have. Ben was my 14 year old boxer dog which sadly we had to put down on Thursday the 5th of July 2007. He was all brown except for the fluffy white patch on his neck. One of the reasons we put him down was because he was so dependent on us because he needed help to walk, (not to mention he was deaf also) .He was a jolly little guy but sadly he had hip dysplasia and had had multiple tumours and finally he didn’t have any control of his bladder. It sounds pretty sad and it was but we believe it was the right thing to do. He was a very comforting dog and had been in our family all my life. We also have another dog who gave Ben so much grief by growling at times at Ben and sometimes even trying to tear him apart. With his amazingly kind hearted nature he didn’t fight back, so we had to help Ben all the time. Every time we got a ball out for Ben to play with he would go running along to get it which made us think he was a puppy again. My grandparents also had 2 boxer dogs both didn’t make it past the age of 10 which is the average age for a boxer dog. When my sister and I were young we would play with Ben all the time and he would never mind. So we thought he had a pretty good life and had had fun all the time (except for when Flick, our other dog, was attacking Ben). What would you have done if your dog had all these problems? Would you put him down? But was it the right decision? It may not have been because you never know when your pet is going to pass away and some problems may have just been temporary. So what would you do in this situation? It’s really hard to make the decision but it has to be made. If you have been through a similar situation you would know how it felt. If you haven’t been through a similar situation and you have a pet then spend as much time with your pet as you can. Eventually your pet will pass away or the time will come for you to maybe have to put your pet down.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Charles Robert Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England.

Charles is famous for his theory of evolution.
From 1831 to 1836 Darwin was as naturalist aboard the H.M.S Beagle on a British science expedition around the world.In South America Darwin found fossils of extinct animals that are similar to modern species. On the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean he noticed a lot of the fossils that were found were of the same general type as those in South America.
On the expidition the scientist onboard the H.M.S Beagle traveled all over the world. Wherever they went Darwin studied animals and plants and collected specimens for further study.
"Upon his return to London Darwin conducted thorough research of his notes and specimens. Out of this study grew several related theories: one, evolution did occur; two, evolutionary change was gradual, requiring thousands to millions of years; three, the primary mechanism for evolution was a process called natural selection; and four, the millions of species alive today arose from a single original life form through a branching process called “speciation"."

Darwin's theory's changed many religious peoples beliefs. Writers used Darwin's theories to support their own theories about society.
His life ended sadly in 1882.

This is one of his famous lines “I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term Natural Selection.”
My reference is:
For some more info you can go to these websites:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Volcanic Activity in Chile!

You may have seen the red sky's at night for the last few nights.
If you looked closely you would see it is too dusty to be the normal sky.
It is actually volcanic activity coming from Chile.

Humans on Earth

'In life we just have to wait and see what life throws at us
and then play it as well as we can.'
This saying is found in The Fourth Horseman.
By Kate Thompson.

Figure out how it is related to Cricket.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tooth Fairy!

Have you lost teeth?
Well I recently have, and guess what I keep mine.
You've all heard those fairy tales where the Tooth Fairy takes your teeth and makes a piano with the teeth.
Well she doesn't with mine.
Pulling teeth out can hurt but it is usually good.
How many teeth have you lost?
What do you do with them?
And what do you know about teeth?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Plutonium for electricity! What's next?

Pond scum or better known as algae.
You've heard of solar cars and electric cars but have you heard of algae cars.
Yes that's right algae cars.
Glen Kertz says he can produce pond scum very quickly.
He says it will make a new bio fuel.
The fuel will be cheaper, green and better for the environment than oil.
He says if he took a 10th of the size of the state Texas he would be able to make enough algae constantly to satisfy Americas fuel needs for a year.
This new fuel will take between 5-10 years to be a worldwide fuel.

For more information check this out:
or for a short video look at this:

Thursday, April 17, 2008



Well they are here and it starts tomorrow.
Hope the weather is fine.
Are you guys going?
What do you guys think about the V8's?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Night Glow!

It's a bit hard to get good photos on night mode because the shutter speed is very slow.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Fireman Service

Just take minute to remember Derek Lovell.
He was a brave man who put his life towards his job and saving others.
That is a 1938 fire engine that is carrying Derek.
The procession started at the Hamilton fire station.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My Balloon Blog

If you want to see some Balloon pictures check them out at my blog at:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Massive Tamahere Cooling Factory Fire!

This is a photo of the Ice Pack factory's smoke.
This photo was taken before it had been said on the news.
The Ice Pack factory had a small fire the there was an explosion.
This disaster happened out at Tamahere.
There is around 20 firetrucks and lots more firefighters.
Waikato Hospital is now refusing more paitents.
For more informationg check it out at:

The Green Grass Is Back!

If you are like my family you love green grass.
With the drought the grass all went brown and dirty.
For a little while nobody was allowed to water their grass.
Imagine if everyone still watered their grass.
The river would be so low.
The river would be dirty.

But thanks to everyone who didn't water their lawns.
In my family we just waited and waited and finally the water came.
The grass is now green still not as green as Australia but green enough.

I'm wondering if you guys didn't water your lawns.
If you can think of more consequences please comment.

I'm glad the river didn't look like this:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Awsome Graffiti!

This Graffiti is seen at the Hamilton University.
This shows real talent from the person who drew it.
It is on a big blank wall making the wall a bit more colourful.

What are your thoughts on this?

Monday, March 31, 2008

Poll Results

The poll results were very amazing
most people have 1-2 pets and just a little question,
Who was the person who has 5 or more pets?

Friday, March 28, 2008


Wow one of Hamilton's major events is really close, yes the Hamilton 400.

But this has cost 8 MILLION DOLLARS. Where there are somethings that need to happen like putting a underpass under Cobham Drive. All Hamilton's money is going on events. I'm not against the events but there are things that need to be DONE!

What do you guys think?