Sunday, 29 December 2013


On Saturday 28 December 2013 we went on a hike from one side of Auckland to the other side of Auckland, the walk is called the Coast to Coast. It is a 16km walk which was very long walk. At the finishing point I was so tired . The start is the Maritime Museum in New Zealand. The finish is Onehunga. I did it with Mama, Papa and Karl. It is one of a few countries that you can walk across in a day.Me and Karl went on our scooters and Mama and Papa walked.
At our hikes start
At the hikes finish

Friday, 27 December 2013

On Christmas Day we went to our uncle's house in Hamilton. His name is Oom Ron and he is my dad's brother. His wife's name is Tante Norma. She did a lot of things for lunch. My Oma and Opa came to lunch. After that we opened our presents from them. It was fantastic. My favourite present was the Captain Rex helmet for Oom Ron and Tante Norma. My favourite food was the sausages.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Sleep over

Today is the last day of school. I am having a sleep over with my friend Loto. My brother is having a sleep over with his friend Sam. Loto and Sam are brothers. Karl is going to Loto's and Sam's house and Loto is coming to my house.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Orana Park

Orana Park

Orana Park was made in 1976 and they only had 28 animals then and now they have over 300 animals including lions,tigers and cheetahs. We went there on the Saturday 30 November.  I went there with Mama, Nana and Karl.

The ones standing up are males and they lost their manes because they were castrated and they stopped making testosterone.  This was because they are all related and would fight if they were left as they were.

These calves were in the farmyard area and are so cute.  I am patting the brown cow and Karl is patting the black cow

We saw some giraffes and we got to feed them too. They are so strong that they pulled the branch off me.

We saw some keas feeding and here's a photo. The one with the yellow around the eyes and nose is a younger kea and the one with black is an older kea. They have red and orange under wings.

My favourite animal was the lion because of how tall the males were.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


In the week-end it was Karl's birthday.  Karl, some friends and I slept in a tent.  We had a barbecue dinner and watched a movie. The movie was Revenge of the Sith Star Wars 3.  My dad and I watched the end because Karl had to go out to his friends.  Before that we had a fire in a fire pit and toasted marshmallows.  After the movie I went to bed.  It was so fun being in a tent again.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Halloween is so spooky
Ghosts come out
Dream about lollies sweet
Whoa go ghosts
Halloween, halloween go to sleep
If you don't I'll eat some meat
I am invisible so I can float

By Robin

Friday, 11 October 2013


The last couple of days in this week Karl and I have been going to Crossfit East Auckland.The things Karl and I have been doing are jumping, press-ups, sit ups and ring rows.  Each day we did warm-ups, a game, technique work then the work-out of the day.  I have been having a great time so far.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Tahuna Torea

Yesterday Karl, Mama and I went to Tahuna Torea Reserve to look and walk around. We saw a couple of fantails on the way down to the carpark from the Godwit's lookout. Karl and I were playing Zombies vs Humans while we were walking along the tracks and Mama was our navigator.

We also saw lots of trees there including Nikau Palm, Kowhai, Kauri, Tree Ferns, Manuka, Mangrove, Pohutakawa, Flax and many others. The weather was fine and I had a marvelous time.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


On Sunday Karl, Papa and I went to Manukau Bike Park.  There were tracks for: Easy, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.  I liked the easy and beginners because they had bridges that I could bike across without getting off.  Once I was walking over a bridge in the advanced and my bike's back wheel went in to muddy water and did not like it at all.  My bike is a red bike.  At the end I was happy to have done it. Yippee!

Sunday, 6 October 2013



Caring For Chickens
Everyday check
Ø  Water
Ø  Refill food container
Ø  Put kitchen food scraps out for chickens
Ø  Collect eggs
Periodically check for:
Ø  Scaly leg mite
Ø  Lice and lice egg (around the vent and under the wing)
Ø  General health of chickens
Ø  Regularly change straw in nesting boxes

Information about Chickens
*      Live for eight to fifteen years
*      Need shelter
*      Need nesting boxes (one for every five chickens) straw or non-treated wood shaving
*      Need roosting perches
*      Need fresh water daily
*      Like fresh food such as corn, lettuce and bugs
*      Like to bath in dust
*      Food: mixed grains, pellets and mash (about one and a half cups each day)
*      Need grit-used in place of teeth to grind food
*      Clip feathers on one wing to stop them flying
*      More chickens in the world than any other bird
*      Colour of the ears shows what colour eggs they law
*      Heaps of breeds kept for meat and eggs

This is one of our chickens:

Saturday, 5 October 2013


Today I am staying at home. I am not going to watch Karl go to a athletics club which is called Eastern Harrier Athletics Club. It is a open day today and he is going to it.There are three open days and Karl is going to two of the three open days. One is today and the others are the two next Saturdays. Karl can only go to this week and the third week.

Friday, 4 October 2013


When we did Taekwon-do I did not know that we would learn how to count to ten in Korean. The table on the left side of this writing has the numbers one to ten.If we did push-up and count to ten in Korean.
Here are the further numbers to one trillion=

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Elections

The local elections are coming up for New Zealand. We choose a mayor and the mayor selects a deputy mayor from the counsellors. There 17 people standing for mayor. Len Brown is standing for mayor. Elections are every three years. For the mayor you can only vote for one person.

You have to 18 to be able to vote, and you have to be registered as a voter.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


This week, Karl and I have been going to Taekwon-do to learn how to protect ourselves  from bad danger. We learnt how to do foot and hand techniques. The main instructor on Monday was Mrs Robinson, and we had a different instructor on Tuesday.

Taekwon-do means:
Tae: to jump or kick with the foot.
Kwon: to punch with the hand or fist.
Do: art or way.


Sunday, 29 September 2013


Today Karl and I went to swimming to learn how to swim. First when we got there we went and got changed into our swimming togs. They are red and black. Before we got into the pool we had a shower. Next we got into the pool.Then we had a play in the pool for a little while. Then we began our swimming lesson - we practiced freestyle, backstroke, dolphin kick and bombing.  At the end we kept on swimming.Then we got out to get changed.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

The Emerald City of Oz

The Emerald City of Oz
By L.Frank Baum.

 Dorothy's Uncle  and Aunty grew poorer every year and could not pay the mortgage on their farm. One day a banker said to Uncle Henry that they had to pay the money in thirty days otherwise they had to give up the farm. Uncle Henry did not tell Dorothy because he was afraid that his niece would not be happy. One day Dorothy found her Uncle and Aunty crying so she asked them what was wrong and she was crying at the end.

They thought that if Dorothy brought home an emerald from the land of Oz it would leave their farm free forever. However she did not bring home an emerald because she had no time.

I liked this book because Dorothy goes to stay in the land of Oz.  The book was easy to read as the words were not so hard.

However, it is sad because the author got a feather and it said "You will never hear anything more about Oz, because we are now cut off forever from the rest of the world.  But Toto and I will always love you and all the other children who love us.  Dorothy Gale."

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Antarctica and the Arctic


  • 14.0 million km2 in land mass
  • Fifth largest continent
  • It contains the geographic South Pole
  • -89oC is the coldest temperature
  • Nearly twice as big as Australia
  • 49 countries signed the Antarctic Treaty, which protects the ecozone and forbids other activities
  •  There are research stations on Antarctica
  • Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole

If you don't know what an ecozone is you can find out here


  • Arctic region is the northern most point on earth
  • Comes from Greek word, ἄρκτος (arktos) which means bear
  • -68oC is the coldest temperature
  • Global warming is causing the sea ice to get smaller
  • Arctic Council is made up of the USA, Finland, Iceland, Denmark (Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Canada, Russia, Norway, and Sweden, who mostly look after environmental issues, not boundary issues
  • Polar bears are found in the Arctic, but not in the Antarctic where penguins are found
  • No country owns the North Pole or the ocean around it


Monday, 12 August 2013

On Sunday I went to watch Karl play full field 15 aside  rugby  at north harbour stadium . He  was playing north harbour. The score was 80-0. I was watching him a bit and papa mama and I got a hot chocolate for a drink. His team lost.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Chipping up wood

On  Saturday my dad used a wood chipper to chip up wood. He got a size 8 for a size 6 price because they gave the size 6 to somebody else. He had all ready cut the hedge down so he didn't need to on the day. He cut 3m off the top and 1m off the side of our back hedge.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Walk to the Sky Tower

On Monday we did a walk to the Sky Tower from home in Glen Innes and Karl and I went on our scooters while mama walked. It was 11.8km.

Before we left, we got everything we needed: food, water, raincoat, and our backpacks.  Karl and I also had our helmets.

On the way, we talked to a man at the old boatsheds by Tamaki Drive.  He showed us his boat and his bosses boat in another shed.  His bosses boat was quite big and was 90 years old.  His boat was a bit younger.

At the Ports of Auckland there were a few ships in the harbour.  We saw lots of people on their BMX bikes who are here to compete in a tournament.

We got a bus home and on the bus ride, we saw a big roll-on roll-off ship that had docked while we were at the Sky Tower.

I felt happy at the end of our adventure because I did not think we would make it all the way, and yet we kept on going and succeeded.  We did not give up!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Saturday and Sunday

On Saturday morning I didn't watch my brother play rugby for the first half of his game that he played but I did watch the second half of the game. It was at the home ground of his team. His team is called Marist Black Magic Under 10 Restricted. Karl is a forward. His team won. On Saturday night we went to the Rugby at  Eden Park: Black Ferns vs England and the Black Ferns won. The Chiefs played the Blues and the Chiefs won the game. We did not watch the full game because we thought the Chiefs would win the game.

On Sunday, Oma, Oom Ron and Tante Norma took Karl and I swimming.  We got to have some free time first, then we had our swimming lesson.  We've both been swimming since we were babies, and I like swimming.  If we go to the beach, I like to swim out far and my lessons have helped me with this.

As soon as swimming was finished, and we'd had our shower, we went to the Scout Hall for our Papa's birthday party.  He had turned 50 on the 2nd July.  He was born in 1963 in the Netherlands.  Mama had decorated the hall with orange balloons as orange is the colour of the Netherlands.  I had a fun time there because we got to play outside with friends and Karl and I went home in Uncle Malcolm's car.  He let us play on his phone while he had a drink with Papa.  Papa enjoyed his day.

Saturday, 6 July 2013


S.So High

K.King Of The Sky

Y.See Yachts At The Port

T.Top Of Auckland

O.Over The Skies


E.Elevators with glass floors

R.Rigid Tower

Sunday, 23 June 2013


On Saturday at 7:30pm I went to my Uggie's house for her birthday party.  Her real birthday is on Monday.  She's turning sixty.  She was born on a Wednesday.  She is a Cantabrian so she had a Crusaders sign on her cake and a red ribbon.  She had two cakes.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Lunch-time at Glenbrae School

On Friday at Lunch-time My brother came down and asked me for a marble so he could vs somebody who I don't know anything about but I said no but he kept asking.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Matariki Facts



  • It is a cluster or constellation of seven stars.
  • Maori new year - time of first rising.
  • Names of the stars in the cluster are: Matariki, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi and Ururangi.
  • The first rising in late May or early June.
  • Matariki means minute and small.
  • The constellation was important for Navigation and timing the seasons.
  • In other cultures, also known as Pleiades, Hawai’i = Makali’i, Japanese = Subaru, Aztec = Tianquiztl, Egypt = Chu

Saturday, 8 June 2013


On Friday night ,I went to a sleep-over at a hall. It was good at the sleep-over because we had a hot chocolate before bedtime,played a monster game ,heard a scary story and played shows. It is for my kea group.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


On Queen's birthday we went to Whitianga and we stayed in a youth hostel . On the last day we were there we saw a stone store building and here are some photos.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Lunch Time

On Friday at lunch time I played catches with Loto,Charile and Simeon . I had to catch the ball if it went past Loto. Simeon and Charile were on a team. Loto and I were on a team together. It went past Loto about  nine times. I missed it once when it went past Loto. All the other times it went past Loto I caught it. I felt happy at the end.

Sunday, 26 May 2013


On Sunday afternoon we went to Helensville to pick something up for John.  It is from a world war two Airplane.  It is an old radio.  After we had got it we went to a friends house.  Their children were not there.  Only Aunty Lisa was there when we were.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Introducing Robin

Hi, I am Robin.  I am in Year 3 at Glenbrae School.  My favourite subjects are Maths, Reading, Writing and Topic Studies.  I am in Kowhai House, and it came 2nd in Term 1.  I have 1 brother named Karl.