Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Keziah's famous Banana Cake recipe


16 T butter
1 1/2 C sugar
4 eggs
8 bananas
2 t baking soda
4 T hot milk
2 C flour
2 t baking powder


T tablespoon
t  teaspoon
C cup

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add the mashed bananas, mix well.Stir baking soda into the hot milk, add to mixture. Add the flour and baking powder, mix well. Put the mixture into your cake tin.

Bake at 180c for 25 - 35 minutes.

When the cake is cooked pull it out and let it cool down by taking it out of the tin and put it on a cake rack.

This cake is delicious with whipped cream. Just whip your cream up until it is light and fluffy.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Flags of New Zealand

The New Zealand flag is important to our country. It represents who we are and it shows our pride.

The New Zealand flag is made up of three main parts.
  1. The Union Jack; this means that we are part of the British Empire.
  2. The four red stars with the white border; this is the Southern Cross.
  3. The blue background; this tells everyone that we are an island nation surrounded by the sea.
Some people want the New Zealand Prime Minister to hold a referendum so that we can choose a new flag to represent us all.

The current New Zealand flag has been flying since 1902, but there were other flags before. There was the United Tribes of New Zealand from 1834 until 1840. Then there was the Union Jack flown from 1840 until 1902.

Recently there has been a new flag - the Tino Rangatiratanga flag which was flown this year officially with the New Zealand flag to mark Waitangi Day.

What are your thoughts?
Should New Zealand have a new Flag?
We would like to hear your comments.

This report was written by Ebenezzer, Heaven, Osaiasi, Lika, Tevita, Teresa-Mae all members of reading group Mahy taken from School Journal Pt 1 No 1 2006