Arguably one of the worlds most well-known games, the little yellow circle has been a family favourite long before Fortnite came along.
Pac-man was first launched on May 22 1980, and a lifetime of maze-crazed dot-eating missions began.
Facts about Pac Man The ghosts have names – Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. In addition to their names, they all have their own personalities. The person who designed and developed Pac-Man, Toru Iwatani had no formal training when he created Pac man. The maximum high score for Pac-Man is 3333360 points! This score has been achieved by just 12 people… so far! Pac-Man was designed to get more girls into gaming!
The 2020 duck-shooting season is finally underway.
Usually the seasons starts on the 1st May, but this year it has been postponed until now.
One of the major concerns was the availability of ammunition. Stocks around the country had been running low because of the two-week delay caused by Covid-19 restrictions as well as uncertainty around if the season would go ahead.
So far there haven’t been any reports of accidents involving duck hunters and hunters were being reminded to put safety first.
Mountain Safety Council say that about 45 percent of reported incidents happened in the first two days of the season.
With the level 2 restrictions I was able to return to my flat in Dunedin. My freezing cold flat….
It’s so cold, that when you walk in, it’s colder inside than it is outside. It’s almost like opening the fridge door. And it’s not even winter yet.
Despite it still being autumn, this past week Kiwis have been waking to freezing temperatures. The coldest was Waiouru, on -9C (yikes!) on Saturday morning. Dunedin Airport measured -5.5C and Hamilton was chilly at -1C.
Fun Facts: June 1st marks the official start of winter.
Many people believe that the Earth is farthest from the sun in the winter. Although this makes sense, it’s not true. In the Northern Hemisphere, winter happens when Earth is closest to the sun- how weird!
The Earth’s tilted access causes the seasons. Throughout the year different parts of the earth receive the sun’s direct rays. For us in the Southern Hemisphere, winter happens when we are faced away from the sun and not receiving it’s rays.
Since I have been back in Dunedin, I have been trying to look at the positives of the colder weather.
I thought I would share them with you, in case you too are living somewhere that is getting chilly!
There are no bugs: You have to worry that you may wake up and find yourself covered in mosquito bites. Bites that itch like crazy and consume your focus. There are no more flies, which means no fly poo on your food if you get distracted making a snack.
Comfort Foods: Eating comfort food is basically mandatory. Have a hot chocolate, put marshmallows in it, and top it off with whip cream because it’s cold outside. Enjoy stews, roasts, pasta and countless other warm culinary delights. Cold weather is perfect for delicious, warm, stodgy meals.
Guilt-Free Relaxing: as we approach winter, the days get shorter and we have more downtime spent inside. I know, a lot of people complain about the short days, but you know what? It’s actually a great excuse to be lazy. The winter is great for binging TV shows and new reading books, because, quite obviously, what else are you gonna do? Grab a blanket, something to entertain you, and relax.
Do you like cold weather? How cold is it where you live? Comment below
Todd Muller is the new leader of the National Party.
He takes over the leadership after Simon Bridges was replaced by a party vote.
Muller will now go head to head against Jacinda Ardern in the upcoming September general election.
Nikki Kaye was chosen as Todd Muller’s deputy.
Todd Muller has been a politician for 6 years after being a businessman before that. Over the years Muller has even written articles for Kiwi Kids News. You can check these out in the political section.
Muller lives in Tauranga with his wife and 3 children.
During his first interview, he said “my focus as leader is our country’s economic recovery and the strengthening of every community throughout New Zealand.”