On 1 July the ban on single-use plastic bags came in to force, throughout New Zealand. This affects businesses from supermarkets, department stores and online stores. The government has just announced a $40 million investment in to facilities that can turn plastic waste in to materials that can be used again by businesses and consumers. The associate environment minister, Eugenie Sage, said on Morning Report, “that this ban and investment is only a start to deal with the impact plastic waste is having on our environment, (the ban) doesn’t go far enough, but what is really great is it’s started the conversation.”
"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
This year, 20 July will mark fifty years since the first human landed on the moon. Apollo 11, with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins, were the first crewed mission to land safely on the moon and to then return back to Earth. This was an important event, at the time, as it had never been achieved before.
Check out the details of Apollo 11 and its manned lunar landing and fun facts about the moon and what lurks out there in outer space. You will be surprised.
Newspapers stacking up in your classroom? Read our top 6 ways that you can recycle your ODT and Extra! papers with your classroom! The Extra! Environment Issue: Sustainability is out July 23, 2019! Make sure you get your classroom’s order in today for access to great resources that will help your pupils learn about sustainability and much more!
The Extra! Magical Issue contains a monthly feature topic with this month focusing on the well known author JK Rowling! Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter and JK Rowling with this months issue of the Extra! publication.
The 2019 Extra! Spelling quizzes saw more than 200 top spellers compete against other schools in the region at Christchurch South Intermediate. And it all came down to a thrilling tie-breaker!
International stars of the literary world will rub shoulders with national and local writers in a “cracking good line-up” for the 2019 Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival. Held every two years, the fourth Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival will run from from May 9 to 12. The festival will feature 60 authors in 36 events across four days. Topics will range from fake news, feminism, and race to hip-hop, Shakespeare, and the Dunedin sound.
Check out interviews with illustrator, Toby Morris and author, presenter, Fifi Colston. A big thanks to Sam McGee and Bethany Elder for interviewing these two talented people.
Don’t forget to book your tickets to the various events at www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz
Starting to teach your pupils about financial literacy allows them to make informed decisions in the future, which affects their university, working and retirement funds. With this in mind, this issue of Extra! Delves into what our needs and wants are, what is savings and debt and what it takes to become a financially capable citizen.
Animals have fulfilled various roles during wartime. They have attended men into combat as modes of transport and communication, protectors and companions. Animals have also been used to carry the injured, perform sentry duties, carrying men and munitions, carrying out search and rescue operations, detecting gas in trenches, locating improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan, and as mascots to boost morale.
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for ‘valour in the face of the enemy’ to members of the armed forces of Commonwealth countries. It was introduced in 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War.