Thursday, September 19, 2013

Optimist Yachting

yachting\kayaking day one by $urfer$am on GoAnimate

Reflection for yachting and kayaking.
Something I was pleased with was I encouraged others to participate because I felt proud of myself
I really enjoyed learning how to go round the corner safely because last year we nearly fell out every time.

Something I found hard was not trying to face the wind.
Because I would keep turning into the wind.
Something that made me think was if I pulled the mainsheet to hard would it make us tip or go faster because my buddies didn’t really want to tip but they wanted to go fast.
Something I want to get better at is going faster.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chinkara Gazelle Report

The hidden Chinkara gazelle.
Today Joshua and Henry are making a report on a Chinkara.
A Chinkara is a type of deer that lives in the wild.
So read this report and tell me if this is interesting.  


A Chinkara is a type of deer that can last without water for a long, long time. Another name for the Chinkara is a gazelle. The adult Chinkara stands about 65 cm tall and it weighs about 23 kgs.
A Chinkara has a smooth reddish coat in the summer and in the colder months the Chinkaras chest, belly and throat become a few shades lighter.


They live for 12 to 15 years but they normally get killed by other animals or they get taken to a zoo. The female only has one or two babies a year. Males compete for the rights of the baby. There is more men gazelle so men don’t always get a women.


They live in Plain grasslands, open jungles and tropical woodlands. There habitat is spread over different regions.
They also live in Deserts, Forests, Hot Deserts, Shrublands,  Tropical Dry forest and Tropical Dry Shrubland.


The Chinkara will eat Grasses, Many types of fruit, Green leaves and Buds of flowers in the wild. They class the Chinkara as a vegetarian.
They will eat grubs if really hungry.


  • Stray dogs.
Stray dogs get into like a square with the Chinkara in the middle then they all walk up on it.
  • Lions
Lions kill gazelles at night.
  • Tigers
They will stalk them at night.
  • Hyena
Hyenas kill baby gazelle. so it is easier to chase them down.
  • Cheetah
Cheetahs run them down and pick on the cubs.
  • Humans
Shoot them and catch them in nets and cages.


Did you know?

They can survive without water.
Poacher don’t get gazelle as much as stray dogs do.
Five to seven Chinkara are injured daily.
They mate once a year and males compete for access to females.

Thanks for reading our report and I hope you learnt a bit too. why did you copy it.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ranfurly shield

On Saturday the Magpies(best team ever/Hawkes Bays team) played Otago and we won 20-19 to us so we won the Ranfurly shield so they had a parade and Matthew Samuel Josh and I went to it. It is really awesome to have it back because the last time we had it was 1968. Here are some photos