Thursday, 27 March 2014

Puia Hangi.

Puia Hangi, School Journal Part 3 Number 3, 2001

WALT - Discuss and analyse a text.

Success Criteria - I can discuss and find information in the text that supports my answers and discussions.
I can analyse and look for clues in the text to make my own decisions and conclusions about it.

Answer the following questions in red:

Who was the article written by? For what reasons did these people write this article, instead of a writer? Diana Noonan and the children of room 8 Hirangi school, the reason why it was not a writer was because it is a school that did this activity.

Referring to the image and title of the article, what do you think it is about? I think it is about a Hangi and kids that make it also eat and I also think it is about healthy eating for there class.

Where is the article set? The article is set in the end of the lake Taupo for the to cook their Hangi  and enjoy there hangi and also eat at the end.

What is a settlement? Tell me two things about a settlement. A settlement is setting something up, and also think it is about setting someone up. That what settlement means to me.

What does geothermal mean? Can you name two geothermal towns/cities in NZ? The geothermal is at Auckland and wellington that is where the geothermal is.

What are the children studying at school? The kids a studying healthy food thats what they are learning about at there school.  What do you know about this topic?  I know about this topic is that we have to eat lots and lots of healthy food everyday. What I know also is that this what they are studying for at school.

Because they are studying this topic what do you think they are learning? Can you tell me three things about healthy eating? The reason they are learning this and the reason they are eating healthy things is to keep there brains working for school and they can learn. The three things they should be eating is Vegetables, Chops and you can drink water that is also healthy to.

What does their kai have to include? Their kai have to include healthy things like Vegetables and along with sausages and chops. These are what they have to eat and it is really healthy for them to eat for school.

Where did Mareka get her pork from? Would the meat be fresher because of the way it was caught and where it came from? Mareka dad shot a pig and took it to there school to cook for there Hangi and it is really fresh because he went hunting and saw it and he shot and decided to take it to Mareka hangi.

For what reason do you think they are wrapping the meat in tinfoil? Have you ever cooked or seen anyone cook using tinfoil. For what reason do you think they were using this material when cooking? They use the tinfoil is because to keep the heat inside and it also can cook properly so it can taste really well, and also it can be really nice when you eat it.


What do they cook the food in? How do you think this cooks the food? They cook it in a hangi that is made of wood and they bring something raw then they put it in the wooden hangi for 20 or 30 minutes later and it is fresh and cook up ready to eat.

Why do the children not have to worry about their kai burning? Because they will put it into tinfoil to warm it up and the brunt parts will be soft and also the kids can just peel it off.

What do you think about this traditional way of cooking? If you had the opportunity to cook in this way would you? Why/why not? No is because I can’t do a Hangi and I think my parents will is because they know how to do or when they are too lazy to cook they can just buy something and put it into the Hangi and ready to cook.

How are the locals making money from this way of cooking? What they local to get money is if they make lots and lots of Hangi they can be able to sell if and put up a sign up and when put drives past they can see the sign and they will come and have a try of the Hangi.

What are the benefits of cooking in this way? The benefit of cooking this way is that its not wasting power and also it will be fresh because it will be cooked really well and it's also healthy.

Approximately how long does it take for food to cook in this way? Is this the normal amount of time food takes to cook? I think it only take an half an hour just to cook but it also depends if the food was in the freezer for long because if it was in the freezer it will be hard to hangi and it will take a really long time how it usually cooks.

When does the puia become cooler, for what reason does this occurence make it become cooler? They wrap it in a tinfoil to make it cooler and fresh to eat for the kids who make it and it can also be warm and healthy to eat.

For what reason was some of the food still firm? Because it was not cooked properly and it was not wrapped up in a tinfoil because if you don’t wrap it up with a tinfoil it will not be cooked really well how you wanted it to look.

Do you think that by cooking in this way the students are eating healthily? yes because it is fresher and healthier for kids and really nice that they can enjoy the really yummy Hangi.

What were some of the uses for puia, besides cooking? Hangi, potatoes, meat and also vegetables.

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