Thursday, 27 October 2016

Nurse steals money from elderly patient with dementia

Eva Harrison's nursing registration was cancelled after 44 years.

A Hamilton nurse who stole hundreds of dollars from a rest home patient has had her registration cancelled, ending her 44-year career. Eva Martha Harrison, 63, was a registered nurse at Te Puia Springs Hospital on the East Coast when the theft happened. The patient noticed a transaction at a grocery store to the total of $423.73. Nurse Harrison lied about taking the money but then disclosed she had used the patient's ATM card to pay her grocery bill.The ATM cards of patients, along with pin numbers written on paper, were in a locked cupboard, which Harrison had access to.She was fired from that job in July 2014, one month after the theft. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Bomb explodes at south Thai night market

Monday's attack, in the town of Pattani, struck around 7pm (local time) (Reuters / file)

At least one person has died and 19 others are wounded after an explosion at a night market in southern Thailand. The attack comes two months after a bomb in tourist towns in Thailand's south that killed four Thais and wounded dozens. Monday's attack, in the town of Pattani, struck around 7pm police said. The bomb was placed near a noodle shop and the explosion killed one woman. More than 6500 people have been killed. 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Conjoined twins separated in 27 hour operation

After a 27 hour surgery a pair of twin boys have been separated. Anias and Jadon McDonald, both 13 months old, had a life-threatening operation at the Children’s Hospital in New York. They are now recovering in hospital as they begin their new lives apart. But 80 percent of twins joined at the head will die if their head is not separated by age two.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Living things have certain life processes in common. There are seven things that they need to do to count as being alive. The phrase MRS GREN is a way to remember them. It can be easy to tell if something is living or not. 

MMovementAll living things move, even plants
RRespirationGetting energy from food
SSensitivityDetecting changes in the surroundings
GGrowthAll living things grow
RReproductionMaking more living things of the same type
EExcretionGetting rid of waste
NNutritionTaking in and using food

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Thailand remembers their King

The King of Thailand, King Bhumibol, has died after a long illness.  He was 88 years old.His body was transported to his riverside Grand Palace in Bangkok ahead of a funeral and a traditional royal cremation.The king had been in poor health for several years but his death has shocked the Southeast Asian nation of 67 million people. Most people in the capital and in towns across the country were dressed in black clothing to show respect for the king. Many people made an attendance to the kings funeral. 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Exploring The Botanical Gardens

Today our school, Ruapotaka went exploring the gardens in Manurewa. We got there by bus we went through the motorway. As we first got there the first thing we saw was waterfalls. After waiting for a few minutes we went walking and looking around the gardens. There were all sorts of coloured plants. We also took amazing photos of the statues and trees. The tree I like was the spring blossom trees. It was a tiring long walk. Our class made a few stops for water and toilets. 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Botanic Gardens

Rose Garden at Auckland Botanic Gardens
 Rose Garden
Tomorrow I'm looking forwards to seeing the rose garden at the Botanic gardens in Manurewa. I would like to see all the different color roses . I also like the roses growing on the vines. This rose garden is the color of summer. The roses on the vine look bright and colorful.The roses are a sign of love and beauty. That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful
Persian poet by: Rumi. These plants have inspired so many poets over history. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Pedal Power in schools

Image result for Pedal power in schoolsMartin Middle School in North Carolina, USA has introduced pedal power into their classrooms to get children to focus more.  Bike pedals have been put under the desks as a way to give students energy.Because students are sitting still all day long they start to get restless and start tapping their desks and their feet are moving about. Having the quiet bike pedals under the desks allow students to use up that energy, and at the same time focus on class.

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