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Monday, 9 December 2019

Weather Bomb Hits Te Waipounamu

A huge weather has hit large parts of Te Waipounamu (South Island)
Wild weather, including high winds torrential rain, have soaked large parts of southern New Zealand. Townships on the West Coast including Franz Josef and Fox are cut off as washouts and slips blocked state highway 6. Around 970 tourists are trapped in Franz Josef and are unlikely to get out until Friday. The only way in or out is by helicopter.  In Timaru District, the council says it could take weeks to recover from flood damage. Timaru District remains under a state of emergency which will not be lifted until at least on of the bridges reopen.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Online Shopping Now More Expensive

                 Online purchase will now get more expensive for New Zealanders.
Offshore retailers selling products in New Zealand will now be required to collect and pay GST. The rule applies to businesses selling goods online in the country worth more than $60,000 annually. The  changes are intended to help local suppliers compete with online overseas companies. It is expected that the government will earn roughly around $130 million in revenue each year by 2022.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Last Day Of Tech

   On The last day of tech we finished adding our details on and coloring it in. When we finished cutting out our carton we had to stick it onto another carton format. When we finished sticking it on our second paper we were supposed to laminate it but unfortunately I didn't finish it in time. 

What I have achieved is designing useful things for our environment and community. 
                           What I have not achieved is working fast enough to get things done.                                                                                      


Monday, 2 December 2019

Crusaders Get New Logo

The new logo is a Maori design and the phrase is ma pango ma whero. In translation it means a Maori Proverb referring to different cultures working together. Following the Christchurch attacks this year there was pressure to change their logo and name. The Crusaders have decided not to change their name but to release their new-look logo. Mansbridge say that the Crusaders thought of lots of other names but none reflected their identity or values.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Tech

Image result for juice carton foldingAt tech we started designing our front cover of our juice carton. I haven't started on my good copy of my carton so I am designing on a test paper. One thing we need on our cover is how many ML. The title of my juice carton is Apple Bomb and the flavor is obviously apple. On my cover I have a little apple character saying try it love it its good and healthy for you.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Company Making Robots That Looks Like Human

A Russian manufacturing company has released a scheme to mass produce life like robots.
The design is called a Robo-C because they are designed to be used as a companion. The company that makes these robots is called Promobot. It plans to use the robots as personal assistance and companions and hopes they will be able to be used for educational purposes. The Robo-C has a neck and torso and can look like any person on this earth. Very soon people will be able to order a robot with any appearance for professional or personal use. The robot is not able to walk but is able to copy human expression, move its eyes, eyebrows and muscles. It can also hold a conversation. The robot has over 600 facial expressions and will be able to communicate and answer questions by studying the original.


Monday, 11 November 2019

NCEA Exams Start

The first of 119 NCEA and Scholarship exams started last week. In total around 140,000 secondary school students will be taking tests. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is the group that organised these exams. They are expecting to mark more than a million exam booklets, as well as 48,000 online exam entries from this years exam. The exams will finish on the 3rd of December. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said about 20,000 students from nearly 200 schools would be sitting online exams this year, up from 6,700 students last year.