Monday, 24 December 2018

Week 2 Water, Water, Everywhere Day: 5

DAY 5: Wasting Away

Activity 1: Off the Menu [4 points]
Fishing is a really common activity in New Zealand. In fact, people have fished in New Zealand for centuries. Unfortunately, over the past few decades some people have caught too many fish in one area and left the region without enough fish to refill (replenish) the stocks. When this happens we call the area ‘overfished’ and it is closed to all private and commercial fishing. If people are caught fishing in these areas, they are required to pay a fine (money). The maximum fine for fishing in a restricted area is $100 000.
What do you think about this rule? Is it fair that people are charged up to $100 000 for overfishing?
On your blog, tell us what you think about this rule and why you think it!.
I think it is fair for people to get charged up to $100.000 for over fishing because the population of fishes are going down. Plus these people are making it more worse for the fishes. Theres one more reason is that fishes are living creatures and fishes also plays.

Activity 2: The Black Drain [4 points]
Approximately two-thirds of all rivers and one-half of all lakes in New Zealand are too polluted to swim in, according to a recent article in an online newspaper. One of the most polluted is the Tarawera River in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Pollution enters the river from a local pulp and paper mill, from local farms and through the local sewage system. Many other rivers in New Zealand are also polluted with waste from businesses and farms.
Use Google to help you find two other polluted rivers in New Zealand.

On your blog, tell us:
1) The names of the rivers.
karamu stream and Waikirikiri river
2) The location of the rivers.
Canterbury and Hawke's Bay
3) What is being done to clean up the rivers (if anything).

Activity 3: Faded Glory [5 points]

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, made up of 2900 individual reefs. It is so big that it can actually be seen from space! The reef is located on the east coast of Australia and many people believe that it is millions and millions of years old. For most of its life, the reef has been a healthy, vibrant ecosystem. Over the past thirty years, however, it has changed dramatically. Much of the beautiful bright coral has become bleached and has lost its colour. Sections of the reef have also been damaged by tourists, cyclones and the introduction of new, damaging invasive species.
The Australian government is working to protect and preserve the reef. Each year they spend about $200 million dollars repairing and protecting the reef. It is a lot of money and they could really use some help raising the money (funds) required to repair the reef. This is where you come in!
On your blog, list three different ideas or strategies for raising funds to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. What could you do to fundraise here in New Zealand?

So first we could try and make a company and sell things we want and sell te things we don't want and all the money. Company makes can go to thier protecting the cool reef its self. If that does not work we have a back which is make donations to people on websites on the famous things we use the internet. Then if that does not work the New Zealand may could try and save up a lot of money. If either does not work i don't know next.


  1. Kia Ora Mathew!

    Your doing a great job finishing off your summer learning journey!

    Keep it up!

  2. Hi Mathew

    You have given some very thoughtful reasons as to why you are for the $100000 fine for fishing in restricted areas. You are right, the fish numbers are reducing and we all need to do our part to help them. If this means we need to swap locations that we fish from then that's ok!

    You mentioned that Karamu stream and Waikirikiri river are both polluted and nothing is being done about it? Do you think there is some action that you can take to make a difference?

    Great fundraising suggestions. Your first idea is a company that sends its profits to the charity. What items would your company sell?

    I look forward to your response!