Making an Empire

  In  “Chapter 8: Making empire?” (Making Peoples: A history of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. Hawai’i Press, 2001. 179-203. Print.) it talks about how New Zealand became part of the British Empire and all of the acts that took place for this to happen. The British had […]


In my last blog post I talked about the two images that I thought I might use in my essay for assessment two. Looking for these images that related to my essay and what I wanted to talk about helped me to get a better understanding of what direction I want to take my writing […]

Reading Responce

In the text that I read ‘Practices Of Looking’ (Sturken, Marita, and Lisa Cartwright. “Images, Power and Politics”. Practices Of Looking : An Introduction To Visual Culture) one thing that really stood out to me ways that the photographer, Weegee took photos of crime scenes and then developed them in the back of his car. It showed an […]

Written Responce

After reading Chapter One: How to see yourself by Mizoeff, I think that he is asking us to think about the way that we look at other people and the way that we represent ourselves. We generally only show the best side ourselves, what we like the best and that is different for everyone.  I […]

Types of Planning

In Creme’s  “Reading as Part of Writing.” it talks about some different ways that people plan their writing: The Diver writer, The Patchwork writer, The Grand plan writer and the Architect. There are advantages and disadvantages to all of these styles of writing. The diver just starts writing before they know what they want to say and could go […]

Critical Thinking

The voices in the text “Critical Thinking” by Wallace, Andrew, Tony Schirato, and Phillippa Bright were informing and factual, although their tone was soft which made it easy to read. They put themselves in an enlightening position because they were not just telling us what critical thinking is about but why it’s important and how […]

Notes to Myself

The author’s key ideas we about how Maori are ‘lost’ in this world that is dominated my Pakeha and that Maori find it difficult to keep their ‘Kaupapa’. From the Walker’s perspective she is writing for all Maori, especially those that won’t make it to university as she wants their voices to be heard. Walker […]