Thursday, April 29, 2010

Big Deal:You Spoke To The Mayor Of Auckland

It was one extraordinary day, You know why? I got up close and personal to the MAYOR OF AUCKLAND!!!

THE Mayors name was John Banks. He came to our school to talk about some issues that we have here at our school. Helen Tui and Paulitia introduced him to our school and brought him into the room where we normally have our meetings. As soon as he came into the room our presenting team started to present.

I was a bit nervous when it was my turn but once I settled into my speech I was comfortable to talk. After we finished our presentation we sat down and had a korero with the Mayor. We gave him a presentation on how our changing rooms at our local beach are always locked. We also talked to him in depth about the cost of our local pools and how we could solve the problem.

He was very impressed with the way we showed him our presentation.
He started talking, but the thing I was most interested in was when he said "I could easily go back to my office, take these papers and get to the bottom of this," But! "I'm going to make you guys speak for yourselves! It was quite cool to know that John Banks knew that we could speak for ourselves!! He then said " First you're going to make a presentation for the Community Board" "WOW!!!" I thought in my head. But if that doesn't work out then your going to make another presentation for the AUCKLAND City Council. That was so cool to know!!!
"I'm sending you on a journey" is what he said to us. When I thought about what we had just accomplished. It seemed like we had done we had done a good job. I can't wait for what lies ahead for the future of our school


mum said...

Malo Tanielu! So glad to know that your group's korero with the Mayor was a success. I know you were a little nervous, it's good that you were able to channel this energy in the right direction. Keep it going, these opportunities are such a privilege. Love you xx

Mr T said...

Nice one Dan.

You did seem a little more nervous and 'on edge' than you normally are the night before a presentation??

Well done to you and the team for asking the mayor the 'tough' questions. It will definitely be of benefit to the school and to our community.

If I had of known earlier he was coming to Pt England I mightve got you to slip in some questions about his plan to spend $26 million dollars to refurbish the old sheds on Queens Wharf??

We could have asked for some of that money to subsidise the cost of us going to our local pools maybe??

Good luck with the next stages of your 'journey' as the Mayor so aptly put it.

Nga Kaituhi o PES said...

Hey Tanielu,
Once again you did a great job presenting to the Mayor - I was very proud of all of you, especially when I heard from Mum how nervous you'd been feeling prior to this!
It will be an interesting journey and I'm interested to see what the outcome will be.
Mrs Nua

room2 said...

WOW! You have your very own blog. We think that's awesome and cool.
from Room 2 Kaipara Flats School

Helen Tui said...

Hey Tanielu
That was a really cool talk we had wasn't it.I'm really looking forward to what we are going to do and what happens next. Looking forward to the next post. Great Job!
Helen Tui