Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Mt ruapehu

Mt ruapehu
It was 5th of september i remember that we had to get everything ready to go to mt ruapehu. Everybody was excited. It was 10am when we got everything ready to go. The food,snacks and drinks for the trip.

Then we were off to mt ruapehu. My mum drove all the way to huka falls, we stopped off there to see the amazing views and to have snacks. Then we carried on driving towards taupo. When we reached to taupo lake and we parked the van and went off for a walk. It was freezing in taupo. We could see the amazing view of mt ruapehu from lake taupo.

It was a 2 hour drive from taupo to mt ruapehu, and it was getting dark. Then we drove fast along lake taupo and at last we reached at tongariro national park. our lodge wasn’t far away from mt ruapehu it was only a 15 minute drive from our lodge. When we reached our lodge it was 6pm it was cold we started putting the luggage into the house. When we finished we had dinner and went to sleep.

In the morning when we woke up we started eating breakfast and got ready to got to mt ruapehu. We started to get in the van and we went off. When we reached at tongariro national park, We got off the van and started to play in the snow. Then we walked to the cafeteria, we went inside it and it was so warm and nice. we ordered hot chocolates and coffee. Me and my dad we started to ski from the top of the mountain. It was scary but when you know how to do it it’s really fun.

We started driving back to the lodge that we were staying at. We ate lunch and started to pack the luggage and load in the van. It was a 5 hour drive from mt ruapehu to our house. It was a really fun trip.

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia

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For my 10th Birthday party my Mum, Grace and I went to see Mamma Mia the show. We had to wait a while before we could go and sit down but when we did the inside was filled with glow in the dark stars all over the roof. 

It was like it was night time inside. It was about to start and then all of a sudden everyone went quite and it started Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) started to sing and while she was singing she was inviting all her dad's Bill (Stellan Skarsgard), Sam (Pierce Bronsan) and Harry (Colin Firth). But she didn't tell her Mum Donna (Meryl Streep) the point of the story was that she getting married to Sky (Dominic Cooper). Sophie's aunties were coming for her wedding Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski).

They were all telling to have the best wedding but when Sophies Dads came she told them that she sent the letters and that Donna doesn't know anything about them but they said that the last time that she saw them she said that she never wanted to see them ever again. But they didn't so they came and then Donna found them and told them to go home but instead they stayed and took a trip around the island so that Donna would think that they are gone but they weren't. So they were having a great time and then Sophie came on the their boat and they had blast.

At the end they decided to just travel instead of getting married but instead of wasting a perfectly good wedding Donna ended up Marrying Sam and they all lived happily on their little island just like in their dreams.

Recount Writing - Fiji 2015

On July 12th 2015, my family and I set off on a journey to Fiji. Arriving at the airport at 4.30 in the morning isn’t the easiest thing to do, as I now know.

FIrstly, as we arrived in Fiji we went to our resort called ‘First Landing’. I remember that on the first day my brother and I went in the pool for a while and then went down to the beach for dinner not long after. Considering we arrived quite late that day.

The next few days I was too scared to try and make friends. So I just hung around and explored the resort. But in the other few days I met friends while being in the pool one day. We hung out every day for about a week and it was soooo fun. The upsetting thing was that they were going home before us so we had to say goodbye a few days later.

Soon after we had to leave too, after an amazing time we had to say goodbye to all of the lovely staff which was a bit upsetting because they sang a farewell song to us which made me shed a few tears.

But all in all Fiji was a great experience and I had heaps of fun, I really hope to go back there soon.

The best holiday ever

My best holiday was when I went to America when I was little, I was around 6 or 7.In America, my uncle came and picked us and we stayed at his house for a week and we were in America for three weeks. My uncle took us around California we stayed in a hotel and then we drove for Las My best holiday was when I went to America when I was little, I was around 6 or 7.In America, my uncle came and picked us and we stayed at his house for a week and we were in America for three weeks. My uncle took us around California we stayed in a hotel and then we drove for Las vegas, Hollywood, San diego and Disneyland. It was always my dream when i was little to go to disneyland and my dream came true.When we went to Disneyland we went on a lot of rides, I liked the one The haunted mansion.
My best holiday was when I went to America when I was little, I was around 6 or 7.In America, my uncle came and picked us and we stayed at his house for a week and we were in America for three weeks. My uncle took us around California we stayed in a hotel and then we drove for Las Vegas, Hollywood, San Diego and Disneyland. It was always my dream when i was little to go to Disneyland and my dream came true.When we went to Disneyland we went on a lot of rides, I liked the one The haunted mansion.
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My Time in Rarotonga

My Time in Rarotonga

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  My family had decided to go on a trip to Rarotonga, we had been packing all morning and all afternoon on the day of the travels so we did not have time to muck around when the time came to get in the car and go to Rarotonga. We were on the plane at 5 pm that night and we got to are hotel in Rarotonga well past both me and my brothers bed time. 

The next day early in the morning my mum took us down to the breakfast buffet were we had breakfast. As we were eating my mum told as that we would be going to a kids club for the day, she also told as that we would be going there for most of the week. At first me and Finn thought that it would be boring and that it would be like school, but we were wrong it was actually a really cool place were we could do what ever we wanted and we could also do a huge range of really cool activity's like fishing, snorkelling, swimming. They were only three of the things we were allowed to do at the kids club. 

On the third day of our stay in Rarotonga we went to a place that would literately blow your mind it was a place called black rock. Black rock was a huge rock that toward high above the sea, it was a tourist destination for one reason it was a giant diving board if you were brave enough you could climb to the top and jump of into the cool water below. There are only a couple of hazards on the beach and at Black rock, there are stray dogs running around and there are there are whirlpools in the water. On that night my parents went out for a fancy dinner and they got as a babysitter that did a pretty bad job if you had to ask me all she did was sleep and she left us to do what ever we wanted to do. 

The next day we went into the city to get  two rental motorbikes so that we could get around quicker, The problem with this was that we were to young to go on the front of the bike so mum and my dad had to strap us to the back of them with so we did not fall of the back and die. My brother made the bike ride funny because whenever the engine of the bike started up he would fall a sleep and this is something that still happens with my brother from time to time, even though it happened over 5 years ago

On the Thursday morning he packed up our suitcases, returned or motorbikes and signed out of the hotel. Me and Finn also had to say goodbye to the kids club's.
This was harder then you would think because we had made so many new friends and my brother would not get of one of the computer games. After we got my brother of the game we rushed of to the airport got in the plan and had a smooth relaxing trip back to Auckland,  it was 6 pm when we finally got home and me and Finn were starving mostly because we resisted to eat the food on the plane because it was gross. 

The next day was a Friday and I had school, but I felt happy because I could see my mates again and also show them pictures from the trip and the diary that I wrote in every day on the holiday. They really enjoyed the stories I told and when they asked if I would go again, I answered yeah! I haven't been able to go back to Rarotonga, but I might go there again real soon.    

Amelia's recount

      Grandma and Poppa's 50th 

I was awake early that morning because I got woken up. I had many things that I needed to help my family with that day.
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 First I had to go get some firewood from our shed and then after that I got ready for the day. After everyone had properly woken up and gotten ready we started getting ready for the anniversary. Me and my dad started getting ready by creating our patio into a place that everyone can sit and socialize in. We started by setting up the tables we put the table cloths on them and put 7  chairs around each one. After that I swept the ground around the tables thinking that I should have done it before we put the tables down. Later after my family had finished doing their jobs the party was ready to start at 2 pm.

Not long after that people started arriving and by about 4:30 all the guest had arrived. It was a bit weird because I few people I thought I had seen before came up to me and told me how much I'd grown. There was a long time that people caught up with each other and talked to one another. During that time my sister Charlotte, her friend Georgia, me and my cousin Paris were getting everyone drinks. I also took some photos of the guests. Around 5:30 the dinner arrived and after everyone had gotten some food and eaten a little bit my dad and uncle did a speech and after offering anyone else to come up and speak two other people that I didn't know came up to speak. A little while after the speech everyone had dessert and nothing special happened after that. 

When it got late all of the kids (including me) went around the campfire and we roasted marshmallows. Soon people started leaving and eventually the only guest who were left was my uncle, his partner and my cousin Paris. They stayed till late and we didn't do much while they were there except eat all of the leftover food. The night was a success and we just had a lot of tidying to do the next day.

My favorite holiday!

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My Amazing Holiday

The day had come I was going on a plane for the first time we were flying in to Brisbane and then we drove to the Gold Coast! We had to wait for my Nana and Popa to arrive when they drove into the driveway I was buzzing with excitement. At 1.30 our shuttle came to take us to the airport. We had to be there 3 hours before our flight which left at 5.30. We found a little spot to sit down in and we got something to eat ( New Zealand airport is way better than Australia's airport ) when went through customs and sat in the boarding lounge. We waited for the assistants to call out “ all people in E”  when they called our letter I was more excited than ever. when we were walking down the tube I found myself in front of everyone "well dad was walking extremely slow"!

When I stepped on to the plane I tripped over my own feet, I was so embarrassed! By that time my dad and mum had caught up to us. We found our seats and I got to have the window seat first and Jordan got to sit by the window seat when there the flight was half way though. The plane food was yuck! The landing was horrible my ears were popping and we ran out of lollies. When we landed it was dark and I was tired. We got off the plane and went through customs, got our bags and we were off. On our way to Mantra Wings (our motel), But of course we got lost!
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 Our apartment was on the 13th floor and it was really Cool! The pool was really big and heated there was a spa pool too! Jordan and I went in the pool almost every day. When we look out of the window we had a amazing view it.

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Day 1
We went to the supermarket and went to wet and wild.
It was a cold day and we didn't go on much rides. But we had super passes so we could go as much as we wanted. We went back to wet and wild on our 2 to last day and we went on the tornado, super 8 aqua racers , Side winder , river rapids, Black hole and we went in the wave pool.
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Day 2
We went to Movie world. My family does not really like rides so we went on two and then looked around. We went on the scooby doo coaster and wild west falls My mum and I got really wet so we had to go in a people drier.
After that we went in to the Roxy theater were we watched a clip of Rio 2, the chairs rocked and water sprayed it was really good.
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Day 3
We went to Sea world Jordan and I were very excited because we were going to swim with dolphins! We had to go in and get wet suits and life jacket. We put on our wist bands and we found where we were swimming. We had a big lecture and then we got to go in to the pool in was cold. The dolphin name was Sirus he has been in different movies like dolphin tail and more. Our lesson was 1 hour long and we got to feed him. We watched the dolphin show and seal show and then we went home to go for a swim.
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Day 4
We went to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and I got to hold a Koala his name was Walter he was smelly and heavy he liked big cuddles. I got to pat Kangaroos and one of them had a baby joey. Jordan touched a Emu. We watched the crocodile show the crocodiles can jump very high. 
We walked around and then we went home.
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Day 5
We went to Australia zoo home of the crocodile hunter we had a good time in the zoo we went to Bindi's tree house and walked around everywhere then went to find our new hotel because we were leaving to go back home.

Home time
We had to wake up at 4:30am to get ready for our flight at 8am we went to the airport had breakfast and flew home this holiday will always be very important to me.

My Amazing Holiday!
By Kaitlyn.