Friday, 31 March 2017

Digitech: Test Website

The following is a link to an example of a website about Sustainability in the Tamaki Community 
  • I have used HTML code to include:
  • A main Heading
  • An introductory paragraph
  • Bold and Italics text
  • An Image 
  • Some links to other pages 
  • A List

Friday, 17 March 2017

He Korowai Haapori- Ruapotaka Marae

During the middle periods of Friday, 9RMz ( My Class!)  were given a warm greeting by Whaea Noelene ( Representing Ruapotaka Marae). Side note: We were also greeted with Glen Taylor's Year 5/6 class. Whaea Noelene was talking about the sustainability of the houses that resided whanau's. She revealed three Korowai which represented time its self. Future,Present and Past. Korowai usually use feathers and represents your ancestry, but the korowai used Houses as a symbol to represent Glen Innes community as a whole. Thank you to Mrs Apelu and Mrs Anderson for organising my class to attend the event.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Health: Fono Fale Model

This term, 9RMz have been mainly focusing on Hauora and its contents. However, Fono-Fale ( Created by Fuimaono Karl-Pulotu Endemann) represents an another version of Hauora. Fono Fale represents: Culture, Family,Physical,Spiritual and other. This model is mainly focused around Polynesian cultures as the creator intended.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Digitech Brief Developement

In Digital Technology, we have been working on Brief Development in class.

I have learned:
  •  To create a survey about sustainability( And the problem happening in the Tamaki Community).
  • Brainstorm about the solutions to the problems
  • Attribute websites
  •  Creating my personal Website( E-Portfolio)

Thursday, 2 March 2017


Hauora (Taha Whanau, Taha Wairua, Taha Hinengaro and Taha Tinana) is represented into a Marae. The Marae has four walls of that representation. If one wall is destroyed then the entire marae is destroyed because the four all relies on each other to stand together. These could be called dimensions. All four have a different meaning to them. 
Taha Tinana: Physical( Tinana, helps out your preparation).
Taha Whanau: Social, Family, and Relationship
Taha Hinengaro: Mental and Emotional
Taha Wairua: Spiritual

River Talks:

Yesterday, 9RMz, 9KRO and 9PSD went to the Omaru Creek to learn about the problems that the river has been facing. At the event, Glen Taylor, Point England, Te Kura and University students were with us. It was an amazing experience because we learned about the pain that the river has faced ( Really unfortunate about the actions of human beings). We watched a performance of a group which explained the pain of the river. Overall, this was a good event and hopefully, the river is cleaned  of its years of pollution.

Ta Moko

Ta Moko: A tattoo, that represents many things about you. You could have a tattoo that represents your responsibility to your Polynesian culture.  The amazing thing is that there isn’t a set pattern for your Ta Moko. ( It can have different meaning).

Anyone is allowed to have a Ta Moko, but Ta Moko is different to a tattoo because a Ta Moko has a meaning behind it as they tell a story and stay with you forever ( Ta Moko that are mainly on the face talks about your family history through you ancestry line, meanwhile female face Ta Moko talks about the birthing of a new life).

To get a Ta Moko ( Which is important), it will be better to have a Ta Moko when you are older because your story will be nearly finished and when you have children, you have the chance to tell your story to the next generation. All people have a Ta Moko to represent their family history as well as their ancestor’s path.

From a website I have discovered,  A Ta Moko can be estimated to be $120 upwards, depending on size( but also where the Ta Moko is placed).

Ta Moko( Tattoos shops) are located all around New Zealand and in other places of the Pacific Islands. A shop that is well known is House of Natives.

Gordon Toi is a Creative Director for the House( He was initially into  Carving).In the 1980s, he was trained to become a Carver, years later; Gordon became interested in different art ( Mainly Ta Moko).