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Boat video

Day 19 – Abel Tasman National Park

Today, we visited one of New Zealand national parks at Abel Tasman[website]… this is one of New Zealand’s most popular parks because of its golden beaches, beautiful weather, and places to enjoy hiking, kayaking and other outdoor sports. We went

Day 17 – Marae visit

After yesterday’s class on Maori culture with Kim, today he took us to the local Whakatu Marae [see website], the meeting area for Nelson’s iwi (tribal groups). First we experienced a powhiri (formal welcome) – we were called onto the

Day 12-13 – Cycling and rock climbing

Today (and tomorrow), we split into 2 groups. The Year 1 students went indoor rock climbing while the Year 2 students did a cycling tour of Stoke – a suburb of Nelson. The cyclists had a chance to visit some

Day 11 – The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

New Zealand is a unique country because its flora and fauna are different from anywhere else in the world. However, because it is so different, it means our natural resources are easily threatened by imported animals, plants, and bugs. To