Monday 31 August 2015

Caros Photographic Tour of Opunake

Yesterday me and my sisters went to stay at our Nanna and Grandad's house and we decided to go for a walk along the coastline of Opunake. First we went past a river called Namu where my Dad use to go swimming. Opunake is located in Taranaki, New Zealand. Then we went down the main beach of Opunake and went on the swings. Granddad and I went to take some phtos. Also Opunake is the safest beach in Taranaki. But if you don't agree with me comment down below also comment which video was better.

The Opunake Coastline from Mackenna Chittenden on Vimeo.

Wednesday 26 August 2015

To Mrs Ladd in America

Today at Auroa Primary School Mr Webb asked Me, Jorja and Catherine to create a video for a teacher in America called Beverly Ladd. Since it has just been the summer school holidays in the northern hemisphere they have just come back and started a new school year. To Mrs Ladd we would love to Skype you and here what your have planned for the rest of the school semester. "COMMENT DOWN BELOW" 

Tuesday 25 August 2015

The districts of Taranaki

Taranaki is a region in New Zealand's north island. The main centre is the city of New Plymouth. The New Plymouth District has over 65% of the population of Taranaki. New Plymouth is in North Taranaki along with Inglewood and Waitara.
South Taranaki towns include Hawera, Stratford and Eltham. Taranaki is on the west coast of the North Island, surrounding the volcanic peak. The region has an area of 7258 km². The English name for Mount Taranaki is Mount Egmont. A Māori legend says that Taranaki previously lived with the Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu mountains of the central North Island but moved to its current location after a battle with Tongariro.
Also on the left side of the of the mounting there is a peak called " Fanthams Peak". Here is the population of sown of the districts in Taranaki.
Urban areaPopulation
(June 2014 estimate)[1]
 % of region
New Plymouth55,60048.4%

Friday 21 August 2015

10,000 hit's on the web

Thank you to all the visitors that have visited my blog because guess what............. "I GOT 10,000 Pageviews" At the start of the year I would of liked to reach 8,000 Pageviews but I have got 10,000 and now at the end of the year I am going to try get 17,000 Pageviews which is a big number for just a student blog ( At least that's what I think" Also a big thanks to Mr Webb for giving me some good feedback and also to mum and dad for giving me some good advice on what to post like the Farming lifestyle video and my dancing exam and I have got the results and I got distinction which is 95-100%. As you can see in the second photo it has the amount of people that have looked and my blog and also the top 5 post I have ever done. "Come on boys and girls get me to 17,000" and also got luck to Jorja my friend who is nearly on 8,000 please visit her blog by clicking Here .

Thursday 20 August 2015

The New Zealand currency

I had a lovely comment from a teacher called Mrs Yollis and she sad why not post about some New Zealand currency. So I decided to post the notes and coins. The lowest amount of currency is 10 cents and then 20 cents and the highest note is $100. The person on the 5 dollar note is Sir Edmond Hillary the first person to reach the top of mount Everest. The lady on the $10 note is Kate Sheppard she helped the woman vote. On the $20 is the Queen of England and other countries. on the $50 Sir Apirana Ngata. He is known as the first Maori politician to have ever served in parliament and on the $100 note is Sir Lord Rutherford of Nelson known for the father of nuclear physics. If you have any other currency you know comment down bellow!    

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Virginia 1788

Hi over the past days I have had a comment from one of the best bloggers in the world called Mrs Yollis. She asked me what this coin was and I said "It's the Virginia 1788 coin also with Jamestown 1607-2007" The mint mark is: D. The total amount produced is 651,616,000. It is worth 0.25 cent in USD. A rendering of the arrival in 1607 of the three ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, is accompanied with the legends "JAMESTOWN 1607-2007" and "QUADRICENTENNIAL. Also on the bottom it has 2000 and the word "E PLURIBUS UNUM" If you know anymore information please comment down below.

Saturday 15 August 2015

Can you identify these coins

Can you please help me identify these coins but I know that they are American coins I just don't know what they are. So if you know what they are please comment down below because I would love to find out what they are. I got them when my grandparents came back from Hawaii. Some of the coins are from 2014 and 2000. I have 5 coins with different patterns and things in the background. Comment down below !

Saturday 8 August 2015


Hi my name is Caro and today I have a video about a recent flooding event in Taranaki. Opunake had the worst because when we were going to Opunake there was water all over the road and we had to go very slow. Also we had hail today and our whole front lawn was covered in it and it looked so amazing. The rain also has effected some farmers since it is calving season. 

Friday 7 August 2015

The Payout

 Over 2014-2015 farmers have been worried about "THE PAYOUT" The payout was at $8.00 at the end of 2014 and the start of 2015. But.....
It's now $3.85. " I'm sure farmers are extremely worried on what's going to happen next! The payout is when the milk get auctioned and it gets valued by different country's in the word and our major country that we sell milk to is "CHINA" But at the moment the won't buy our milk so the payout is low and that is a big difference for farmers. "Come on CHINA"

Tuesday 4 August 2015

My dancing exam

Today at 3.40pm I went to hāwera to compete in a dancing exam and for my number I was number 4. The exam took 40 minutes and we had to complete 15 routines and it was so tiring. We have to wear black jazz shoes and everything black. We have a pink ribbon in our hair that went around our bun. The other that I did it with are: Ashley, Cady, Sarah and Caro (Me). The lady who done my hair is called Megan. My dancing teacher's name is Michele Glover and I have done dancing for 6 years.

Sunday 2 August 2015

Jerry Collins

Jerry Collins, born 4th of November 1980. Jerry was born in Apia, Samoa. In Jerrys early career he first played for Wellington lions in 1999 then he started his journey in the Wellington Hurricanes in 2001. In June 2006, he was captain of the All Blacks in a one-off Test match against Argentina. He went to Victoria university in Wellington, New Zealand
Collins retired from international rugby in May 2008. Shortly afterwards, he played in a rugby league match in the Wellington Competition, registered under a different name. After a short amount of time the team got find. In October 2007, following New Zealand's exit from the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Collins was vacationing in Devon when he was spotted by Barnstaple head coach Kevin Squire who invited him to watch it play at the weekend. 

Collins was a cousin of former All Blacks captain and Hurricanes teammate Tana Umaga. In March 2013, Collins was arrested in a Hamamatsu department store after he was spotted carrying a 17 cm-long knife.

Collins and his partner, Alana Madill, aged 34, died on the morning of 5 June 2015, after their car lost control and collided with a bus on the A9 autoroute near Béziers in southern France. His three-month old baby daughter, Ayla, was taken to hospital in Montpellier in critical condition. Ayla spent a month recovering in intensive care at the hospital in Montpellier, including two weeks spent in a coma. In early July, it was announced Ayla would move to Canada with the Madill family, and continue receiving treatment at a Canadian hospital