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From New Zealand_Report on New Plymouth GHS_180326
A new report arrives to us, which is from Mizuki Motoue, an exchange student currently studying at New Plymouth Girls' High School in New Zealand. It is featuring her special trip to Capital city of New Zealand, Wellington.
Hello there! I am Mizuki Motoue from New Zealand. In this report, I would like to talk about Wellington.
On March 9th, I went to Wellington with my host family to meet with my host sister. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, lies in the southernmost point of the North Island facing the Cook Strait.
On my way to go to Wellington, we ate curry in the play ground called Levin, where you can find many funny things to play. At 10:00, I arrived in Wellington. The night view there was really beautiful. I think Wellington's view and Tokyo's view are much alike.
On the second day, I looked around Te Papa National Museum. The museum displays many things about New Zealand at war, Maori meeting house, earthquake house and giant squid. The war display of the museum is so amazing because there are many objects which look like real people. These objects looked very powerful.
After that, we went to high tea at the Hippopotamus High Tea Hotel for celebrating my host sister's birthday. High tea typically consists of a hot dish, followed by cakes and bread, butter and jam.Then, we visited Weta Workshop, which is a special effects and prop company based in Miramar, New Zealand, producing effects for television and film. Weta Workshop's products got worldwide prominence regarding the film trilogy of The Lord of the rings because they produced its film sets, costumes, armours, weapons, creatures and miniatures. It supported the creation of Reclaiming the Blad , a documentary film on stage combat, historical European and Asian swordsmanship. I joined the tour showinng how to make them. They were like 3D printer. It was of interest!
Wellington has a Te aro, which is an inner-city suburb of Wellington, New Zealand. It comprises the southern part of the central business district including the majority of the city's entertainment district. It also covers almost all of the flat areas of the city between The Terrace and Cambridge Terrace at the base of Mount Victoria. Many university students were shopping, eating and talking around there. Also you can find some Japanese shops which sell Japanese and Chinese things. I bought Puccho flavor of Lemon.
The Wellington Cable Car is a nice red cable car. It is situated at the end of the Cable Car Lane, off Lambton Quay in the heart of Wellington's central business district. It provides a unique form of public transport from the city to the suburb of Kelburn and the top of the Botanic Garden. I got on the car to go to the Victoria University to meet with my host sister.
She showed us the university, her hostel and room. I wanna go there again if it may be possible because the university is really cool.
Last day, I went to Otaki, an outlet town, to go shopping, where I bought two caps after all. Next weekend, I'll go to Taupo during the Easter holidays.
Thank you all for reading my report on Wellington. See you next!