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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Rainbow Warrior



The French were testing bombs in the ocean near NZ. This would be bad for sealife. Colossal squid would have been harmed.


Most of the crew got off but one photographer didn’t and he died. They thought everyone was off. The boat was split in two.



Monday, 16 October 2017

After the establishment of Apartheid in 1948, it became the norm for national teams visiting South Africa to quietly drop their players of color. New Zealand in particular was recognized for its willingness to play South Africa despite of growing vocal protests against it, both within South Africa and internationally. After the "Wind of Change" speech by Harold Macmillan, Britain's Prime Minister, to the South African congress in 1960, as well as the Sharpeville Massacre, in which South African police killed 69 unarmed black protesters, international voices began to express their disapproval of Apartheid. After the Soweto Uprising by high school students, in which another 176 unarmed protesters were killed, 28 countries boycotted the 1976 Summer Olympics in protest of Apartheid. The following year, in 1977, the Gleneagles Agreement was signed by the Commonwealth of Britain, which discouraged any Commonwealth nation from competing in any sports with South Africa. Although South Africa desegregated its rugby unions in response, the Agreement was not lifted. In 1981 Errol Tobias became the first colored man to play for the Springboks, but still the agreement stood. After a Springbok tour of New Zealand went ahead without sanction later that year, the International Rugby Board Banned South Africa from all international events, not just events within the Commonwealth. When the Apartheid regime was dismantled in 1990 and 1991, the process began for the Springboks to return to international pools of play. South Africa was officially readmitted into global rugby events, but for two years the team struggled to reassert its former dominance over the sport. The appointment of Kitch Christ

Friday, 22 September 2017

On Friday we went to the Polytech to try out their 3D technology. We had to put a headset on our head and then we could move around and try and pick stuff up. I had fun doing the different activities and the best part was that we got a certificate at the end of the session. By Brock

Monday, 7 August 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cross Country Reflection 2017

Hi,

It was challenging, fun. I took a break once. I ran until I was puffed. I have sore feet and sore legs today.

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