Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stoats

Stoat


Stoats are a pest in New Zealand because they threaten wildlife by eating eggs and killing the young of animals. These animals are one of the reasons that animals are becoming extinct in New Zealand.


They can live up to 4 - 6 years which may seem short but really is a lot of time for them to be causing mischief, and destroying our wild life. Stoats are mustelids, there are over 55 types of  mustelids that include Weasels and Ferrets. Stoats can have up to 3 babies at a time which make even more trouble to go round the New Zealand native bush.


A stoat has a body length between 16-30 centimeters long and can weigh  up to 455 grams. Stoats hair is a mix between white and  brown , they are a shorthair animal with sharp and small teeth.


Stoats can live just about anywhere in New Zealand as long as they can find prey. They can live on beaches, farmland, dunes, tussock and in any kind of forest. They can even live above the treeline in remote high country.


Their main prey are rats, mice, birds, rabbits, hares, possums and insects (particularly weta). Stoats will also eat lizards, freshwater crayfish, roadkill, hedgehogs and fish. If they get the chance, they’ll kill more than they need for food and hide the rest in their den to eat later. They can kill animals much bigger than themselves.


Stoat are very bad animals that are destroying your native bush and so that is why we kill as many stoats as we can.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lost in the bush

Lost in the bush

It was the day of their school camp they had packed up and they were ready to go. There lived six kids that lived in an average town next to an average forest. But they were not so average people, their names were Steve, Chese, Bob, Daryl, Billy, and Tom.


When they arrived at the camp it was not what you think it would be it was surprisingly clean, even the teachers were surprised. After everything was packed up every one went down to the court yard  and that’s when the teachers said that we were going on a tramp around the mountain.


Then when the teachers finish talking Cheese put his hand up to go toilet because he was busting and he needed the key to unlock the toilet. But all the teachers said was hands down. So when they walking around the mountain instead of walking all he did was the pee-pee dance halfway round the mountain. Then he had had anaf and he said to his friends hey can you come with me. I need to take a wee, And they all said yes.


So Cheese went into the bush and off the path to take a wee-wee, once he had finished he said to his friends ok where’s the group but they all shrugged. Every one was a little scared or worried, no one knew what to do so Cheese said ok then this is what we will do. We will all walk as a group to find the path and get out of here. So they started walking and they heard a rustle in the bush.


So Cheese was the only one man unuf to take a look and he saw a black and white dairy cow that was actually quite fat. But then the cow spoke, the cow said that he wanted to go to the mmmooooooovies but his owner said no! So he ran a way, but he got lost in the bush a found a way out but when he did he saw his owner and has been hiding ever since.

So Cheese asked the cow how to get out of the bush and the cow said take a deep sniff. So Cheese did it and then he said that he could smell food so they followed the smell of food until he got to a road and saw pizza hut across the road so they went and had a snack.

The Story Of Waikaremoana

videoThis is my story of Waikaremoana (the sea of dashing water). Retold by me Jakob Withnall

Save the Whales

Monday, April 3, 2017

Clifton County Cricket Club

The Clifton Cricket Club ground is a spectacular area that comes off groden road te awanga. It’s an artificial pitch that has a medium bounce to it.


The area surrounding the pitch a gorgeous sight to see, with huge  hills act like a grandstand that you can get the best view of the pitch.

But it’s not just hills there also extraordinary farmland that includes fields filled with sheep, that sometimes are allowed on the hills surrounding the pitch. But still not there also spectacular swampy wetlands that 100% fit in with gorgeous areas that are around the pitch.

This is my favorite place in Hawke's Bay because it is in the best location ever with amazing sights to see.