Monday, April 03, 2017

CURRENT EVENTS WEEK 11 - OPENING OF THE TRAFALGAR CENTRE

Family day to mark official opening of Nelson's Trafalgar Centre video


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Trafalgar Centre up-grade
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Richard Kirby Nelson City Council Project Manager at the new Northern Building of the Trafalgar Centre.
Following a $16.6m upgrade, the Trafalgar Centre's is ready for its official opening.
On Saturday, the centre will play host to a day of bouncy castles, face painting, and live music, as families are invited to come and explore the new facility.

Richard Kirby Nelson City Council Project Manager at the newly refurbished Trafalgar Centre, which will have its ribbon ...
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Richard Kirby Nelson City Council Project Manager at the newly refurbished Trafalgar Centre, which will have its ribbon cutting celebration this Saturday.
"It is wonderful to have the Trafalgar Centre fully open once more. We have a stronger, safer venue and that has been brought up to date and is significantly more functional and appealing for events of all sizes," Reese said.
The centre seats up to 2900 people, has a refurbished kitchen, and new cedar panelling in the northern extension. 
The family day runs from 2pm until 7pm, and a screening of Disney's Finding Dory will be shown on the centre's big screen at 5:30pm.
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The musical line up for Saturday includes the Nelson Brass Band, Nelson Pipe Band, Te Pouahi Kapa Haka Group from Nelson Central School and the Plinkers Ukelele Orchestra.
The Nelson Giants have already played a number of games in the new facility, while the Northern Building has been used for a building industry meeting, an awards ceremony for a local car dealership, and a Business After 5 event for the Chamber of Commerce.
The main auditorium will be used by Dave Dobbyn in April, Dr Hook in May, and Tommy Emmanuel in September.



Who: Nelson City Council
Where: Trafalgar Centre
When:Saturday
Why: upgrade to strengthen the building and to make it earthquake proof 
What happened:The Trafalgar Centre strengthening has been finished and it is now safe in case of earthquakes.  It cost $16.6 million.  It can now be used for a lot more different purposes. The main centre can now seat 2900 people.  The Giants have already played and will be at the opening on Saturday.  The opening will be from 2-7pm.  There will be bouncy castles, face painting and live music.   People can walk around and look at the changes.
My Opinion
I think that in an earthquake most people who live near could use it as a shelter.- Caleb

I think it was better they built it up to be safe so no one will get hurt if there is another earthquake- Katie & Millie

I think it would be dangerous if they didn't build it up. It won't collapse if people are watching a game.- Micah

I think it is great so lots of people can come to different events to make money to keep making it better and safer.- Niall

I think if there is a rock concert on the walls might shake! Casey

I  think it's good they have upgraded it so people can feel safe if there is another earthquake. Oliver

I wonder 
I wonder if Rock the House will do another show in the Trafalgar Centre.

I wonder if there is a fire next door will it burn down.

I wonder if there is another earthquake, will it damage the building again.

I wonder what sort of materials they used,

I wonder how many people can fit in.

I wonder if they have made the stadium bigger in size that what it was.

I wonder what they have done to change the inside.



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

current events week 10 Dinosaurs!!!

Dinosaurs came from UK

March 29, 2017
For a century scientists thought dinosaurs originated from South America some 220 million years ago.
However, a latest research has made an important discovery which could rock the dinosaur world.
A team of experts believe the dinosaurs originated in the Northern Hemisphere in an area now known as Britain.
They suggest that what we know about the evolution of dinosaurs, and where they first came from, might be wrong.
By looking at fossils they think that some of the first dinosaurs might have been around nearly 15 million years earlier that we thought.
The reassessment shows that the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor have been wrongly placed.
Taking a deeper look at fossils, evidence suggests theropods like the T Rex should be moved to an entirely new branch that has northern origins.
To try and put it in simple terms: Dinosaurs are split into two groups. One group has bird-like hips and is called Ornithischia; and the other has reptile-like hips called Saurischia.
Theropods, which include the T Rex, were considered an offshoot from the Saurischia. But the new study has now moved them to the Ornithischia.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?
Dinosaurs

2. What was the key event from the news article?
Scientists think dinosaurs came from the UK not from South America.  Research shows that dinosaurs are split into two groups.  One group has bird-like hips and one group has reptile-like hips.

3. Where did this event take place?
Research centres learning about dinosaurs 
4. When did this event take place?
29 March 2017

My opinion
I think

I wonder

Friday, March 24, 2017

Current Events Week 9

Antarctica coming to Auckland

March 24, 2017
Antarctica is coming to Auckland!
Over the weekend the walls of the Auckland museum in the Domain will turn into icebergs.
Visual artist Joseph Michael’s work ‘Antarctica – While You Were Sleeping’ will premiere on Friday and will be repeated the next two nights.
The 360-degree projection on to the museum walls will be accompanied by composer Rhian Sheehan’s score, which includes the crack, creak and groan of icebergs calving off.
The show will run on a 45-minute loop from 8:30pm until 11pm.
Michael led a team of eight film-makers and photographers on a trip to Antarctica to gather photos and audio of icebergs.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?
ARTIST JOSEPH MICHAEL

2. What was the key event from the news article?
A SHOW MADE BY FILM MAKERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS IS GOING TO BE ON IN THE AUCKLAND MUSEUM DOMAIN.  THEY MADE THE FILM AFTER TRAVELLING TO ANTARCTICA TO COLLECT PHOTOS AND NOISES MADE BY ICEBERGS.

3. Where did this event take place?
AUCKLAND MUSEUM DOMAIN

4. When did this event take place?
DURING THE WEEKEND

MY OPINION

I WIONDER

I THINK

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Buddy School

Room 7 has been writing poems and information about ourselves, our families and surroundings to share with our buddy class at Red Beach School in Auckland. We are very proud of our efforts!
We have been writing poems using metaphors. We hope you enjoy reading them!


Charlotte is a green speedy motorbike flashing on the sparkly fresh field .
Charlotte is a solid gold, silver and red ruby mansion
Charlotte is a bike track made of sharp hard stones in different bright colours
Charlotte is a fat juicy donut with icing and jelly all over it

Charlotte is a warm cosy soft and silky jersey



Ryan is an underground mansion hiding from the bad people
Ryan is a bike track with dirty new shoes on a bike with superfast rolling wheels
Ryan is a fat juicy apple on the tip of a tall tall tree waiting to get picked
Ryan is a pair of super black parkourist suit with shining tracking gear.
Ryan is a hovercraft hovering above the shining Pacific Ocean.


Shawna is a private jet zooming past the palm trees
Shawna is a sparkling skyscraper cutting clouds in the sky
Shawna is a water wheel making the water go up and down
Shawna is a round rolling dough nut with sparkling icing all around
Shawna is a silky weet-bix triathlon tee shirt biking around the swervy road.


Caleb is a jumbo jet cutting through the sky into the tiny atoms
 Caleb is a shiny golden brick castle blasting silver arrows at weak troops
Caleb is an old rotten wrecked water wheel dropping heavy water.
Caleb is a golden apple shimmering in the shiny bowl of fruit salad
 Caleb is in his sparkly green swiss shirt.