We would like to thank all the following people and businesses for their help and contributions towards our fabulous, environmental, Spanish, educational, inspiring, enjoyable, breath-taking, early-waking, mouth-watering, zoom-sliding, friendly, scenic, country, muddy, hard-working, healthy, helpful, successful camp:
"I learnt a lot about the past. My favourite part of that was the school. You guys made me feel sorry for the people at school in the 1920s. I never knew about milk bottles and dairy uses. The jail was very dark and it was not very easy to get used to." Trent O
"I learned how not to talk or laugh in the old school. I also learned that they used newspaper for toilet paper." Jackie
Mr Dillon at New Zealand Hothouse for the kind donation of cucumbers and tomatoes. They were crunchy and crisp juicy. We will look out for your vegetables when we are at the supermarket.
Bhanas' Food Market at Matakawau - for the appetising, luscious, scrumptious fresh fruit and vegetables. Our favourites were the huge, sweet, crunchy apples and the juicy oranges.
Mr and Mrs Hamilton and family for teaching us about dairy farming and how early you have to wake up to milk the cows - and that you don't get paid for a while.
Paul Dixon from the Manukau Heads Lighthouse for telling us all about the Orpheus shipwreck and the restoration of the lighthouse. Also, for choosing us for the premiere performance of his play about the Orpheus shipwreck. We enjoyed re-enacting the sinking of it and learned a lot more by being part of the play.
"We were all fascinated by the equipment you use, from the water pumps to the very long ladders ... We got a really good work out and understood what it takes to be a real life hero." Rudadiso
To Wai care Kate and Paul the fish man for joining us for the walk and teaching us about eels and other interesting things that live - or die - in the water at the park.