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Journey on the Sea
by Clare Knighton
"Aotearoa is an island nation with more than 15,000 kilometres of coastline (only nine other countries have more). It’s no wonder so many of us love the water. But activities like swimming, surfing, fishing, and sailing all involve risk. On average, more than a hundred New Zealanders drown each year."
by André Ngāpō
illustrated by Keiran Ryanhart
"Look. We’re here!" says Mana, pointing to a sign: Uenuku Ecovillage. He’s so excited. We’ve been travelling all day, and he hasn’t stopped talking.
by Tusiata Avia
illustrated by Daron Parton
"Then there’s kilikiti. Kee-lee-kee-tee (perfect – top marks this time). Have a guess. What could it mean? Ummm ... Kittycat? Kilometre? Kitchenette? Nope! Try cricket (the game, not the grasshopper)."
by Sarah Penwarden
illustrated by Caroline della Porta
"It isn’t that Haylee hates them. She just likes it better when they’re not there: Tom and Tyler, Dayne’s boys. They’re not exactly her stepbrothers, but close enough."
Iris and Dogstar
by Iris Marshall
This article is based on the diary of Iris Marshall, a ten-year-old girl who sailed on the yacht Dog Star with her parents and a family friend from New Zealand to Nouméa. The text details the highs and lows of the journey from Iris’s perspective and includes some excerpts from the on-board logbook. While few students will have had the experience of sailing, many will have experienced sea sickness, and most will relate to and be interested in the day-to-day details of life at sea. The text could be used as a starting point to explore the nature of adventure, its perils, and its rewards.