Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Matariki

Matariki and Puanga  begin to appear in the eastern sky,above the horizon, just before dawn,
during June which is our winter season.When these stars appear it marks the end of the harvest time on land and sea. It is now time for feasting, fun and time to catch some special foods like lamprey eels and fat juicy birds. 
Lampreys have no mouth just a rough sucker.In winter,they travel up the river from the sea to lay there eggs.Traps were placed in the rivers to catch them.
At this time of the year birds were fat.They were caught in snares or speared,cooked and preserved in there own fat. 
The kumara had been placed in a rua which is a storehouse under the ground. It also reminded the people soon the ground would need to be dry over ready for the next planting.

Friday, 20 June 2014

All about me

Name-Kahurangi
age-10.
school- K.W.S.
From-Hokianga.
Hapu-Te mahurehure.
Iwi-Ngapuhi.
Waka-Ngatokimatawhorua.
Marae-Te mahurehure.
Mum & dad-Ed raua ko Leanne.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Learning with Mrs Park

Today we had Mrs Park to teach us about Popplet, a website about brain storming. You can also join your friends brain storm to help them out.I will use Popplet again.(Popplet Link)