Monday, 10 July 2017

Day 3 Wild Eye

Day #3: Wild Eyes
You have now woken up after a long, comfortable sleep at your hotel in Dargaville. You’re ready for another day of adventuring! Today, you will drive around the North island and be introduced to amazing animals that live here in New Zealand. Some are native and some are non-native. Native animals are animals that normally live in New Zealand. Non-native animals are animals that were brought into New Zealand from another country. Examples of native New Zealand animals are the kakapo, the kiwi, the kea parrot, the yellow eyed penguin and the pekapeka bat.

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Activity 1: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.
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Kiwi eats seeds,grubs,worms,fruits and eels.
Kiwi normally live in native forest exotic plantation.


  1. Hi Obeley,

    Great to see you start Day 3 activity 1. Are you able to give me more information about the Kiwi? I would love to read more about what you have learnt. Keep up the good work Obeley!

    Best wishes,


  2. Hi Obeley, Isn't it amazing that the Kiwi is a bird and yet doesn't fly? Nature has a magical way of allowing animals to evolve to suit their environment. I hope you've enjoyed this activity, learning more about your national bird!

    I'm reading your blogs from my home in Canada and so it's a real treat to learn more about your wonderful country!

    Do you prefer to be called Opi or Obeley?

    I'm very impressed that you're choosing to be involved in the blogging program during your school break. Good for you!