1957, Mt Eden prison. The last time and place New Zealand saw a legal execution on its soil before Capital punishment was abolished. This man was Walter Bolton who may be related to troy Bolton in high school musical, he poisoned his wife a year earlier and was sentenced to death by hanging . Now days a murderer like Walter can be in the same work place as you after serving only 17 years for such a heinous crime. Things have to change

Hi i’m Max and i’m here to convince you that New Zealand should bring back Capital Punishment and keep dangerous people off the streets for good.

Firstly what is capital punishment. Capital Punishment more commonly known as the Death Penalty first originated in 1575, it is the act of legally authorized killing someone as a form of punishment.

As of 2016 there are still 58 countries that carry out capital punishment. America, Japan, China, Jamaica to name a few. up until 1989 Capital Punishment was still legal in New Zealand. 30 years after the last execution it was formally abolished. police alone are not enough to deter crime such as murder. over the past 10 years New Zealand has implemented proactive police policies in an atempt to lower crimes rates which have shown to be detrimental in the minority communities increasing crime rates intern. America which has had this system for a long time still has 5 times the crime rate of New Zealand showing that this system isn’t enough to prevent crime.

So why the Death penalty? well on average in several states of america that still allow such punishment it costs the taxpayer roughly 2 million dollars per case. that might seem very expensive which it is, but it is only the fraction of the price for sentencing a criminal to life without parole at an estimated 1.2 to 3.6 million dollars more per case. that means it could cost our government 5.6 million dollars to sentence someone for life. That could be put to better use like upgrading the lower docile schools all over the country which might even reduce the number of life sentences in the future. just think of all the food we would save not having to feed an inmate for 50 years till their sentence ends.

there goes an analogy which states that there is a cliff at a town and people tend to fall off it. They decide to put a ambulance at the bottom so as soon as someone falls they can be helped. They then decide to put a fence at the top to prevent the fall all togeather. In this context the  cliff is the person spiraling out of control until the hit the ground and ambulance which is prison. So upgrading the schools and getting people a good education as well as implementing a form of order by using death penalty would be the fence which would lower the amount of people falling into that spiral and ending up with a life sentence.

All of New Zealand’s 89 Executions have been carried out by hanging. some of which were public. I believe that although the person has taken ones life they should go out in a calmer way in the form of a lethal injection. Some may say that this form of punishment is very inhumane. I would agree but as Margret Thatcher said. People who go out prepared to take the lives of other people forfeit their own right to live. I believe that that death penalty should be used only very rarely, but I believe that no-one should go out certain that no matter how cruel, how vicious, how hideous their murder, they themselves will not suffer the death penalty.

most if not all of you will have heard the saying an eye for an eye. unfortunately in this society this saying means an eye for a bed food and shelter for the rest of your life. so what is it. are we going to let these monsters live after taking something so amazing as a life, or are we going to do something about it and stop them from ever doing it again. Lets bring back Capital Punishment and clean the streets of New Zealand for good.


Quote Weaving

“The thing is- fear can’t hurt you anymore then a dream”
the boys-

when the boys first see jack they see “something dark” in the distance. right off the bat he is shown as an evil. ” Within the diamond haze of the beach, something dark was  fumbling along.”

even from when piggy was first introduced he showed intelligence and his concern for safety ‘He came forward.  searching for safe lodgments for his feet.’

Character Analysis

Name:    Ralph
Appearance:  Male, Fair Hair, Young, Taller then piggy. Boxers body. early teen.
Relationship: Piggy(intellect and reason) Jack(competition/rival EVIL)

Name: Jack
Appearance: ” Within the diamond haze of the beach, something dark was                                           fumbling along. ”
” floating coat, tall, thin. bony, hair red beneath black hat. ”

Name: Piggy
Appearance: ” He was shorter then the fair boy and very fat. He came forward.                                 searching for safe lodgments for his feet, then looked up                                               through his thick spectacles”

Name: Simon
Appearance: “the choir boy who had fainted”
“He’s always throwing a faint.”

Name: Sam and Eric

Lord of the Flies Practice Assessment

Describe at least one important object in the written text.
Explain why that object was important.

Lord of the Flies is a novel written by William Golding and was published in 1954. It is a story of a group of boys aged 6 – 12 who have been evacuated from a nuclear war and are shot down on a deserted island without any adult supervision. They battle with many issues mainly how being alone without order brings the bad out of them

One if the most important objects would be the pig head known as “Lord of The Flies.” This is because of its symbolic meaning that the strange character known as Simon gives it. The pigs head itself was placed as a offering to the “beast” by jack and his hunters. Simon who is one of the oldest kids is an in-between of Ralph the rational leader and jack who is a ruthless savage. He is rational but also aware of the dangers of the island. his connection with nature is the reason he first sees the ‘Lord of The Flies’ while on one of his journeys into the jungle. unaware of jack and his hunters placing the head he comes across it and has a hallucination. his subconscious uses the pigs head to tell him what he already knows but wont accept.

The Lord of The Flies symbolizes the beast that the boys had been hunting all along “And I’m the Beast. . . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! . . . You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?”  The ‘Lord of The Flies’ says this to Simon in chapter 8 which confirm his thoughts in chapter 5. “What I mean is . . . maybe it’s only us.” Simon urgent to end the fear says that the beast may only be them. The Lord of The Flies say that this evil they have been hunting all this time has been right in front of them, it is the center of their destructive nature and savage human instincts inside them. it talks about how this evil human instinct is deep inside all of us, its what causes us to hold ourselves back from greatness. on a global scale, the evil is what causes the mass murder in war and stops everyone working together. The boys are the evil and they have been fearing themselves all along. not some snake in the jungle. it also explains why they were never able to see the ‘Beast’. It was inside them all along

Simon describe the pigs head to be swarming with flies with a dark abyss of black inside its mouth. The flies on the outside just show that the pigs head is just decaying but it symbolizes that we all have the potential to have a stinking evil come out and attract all that is bad. the blackness of the mouth shows that inside us we have a darkness to us, even if it is not shown on the outside it always there and waiting.


Lord Of The Flies Study

title  ·  Lord of the Flies

author  · William Golding

A plane full of boys 12 and under is shot down onto an uninhabited.

Ralph the main protagonist meets Piggy and the find the conch. they blow into it and boys from the crash find their way to the Ralph and Piggy on the island.

Ralph is elected as leader against Jack who is then placed in charge of his choir for hunting

one of the younger boys says he has seen a beast in the woods and all of the older boys dismiss this and call the young boy stupid.

the boys decide the best way to be rescued is to build a signal fire for passing ships. and puts jack in charge

Ralph Jack and Simon hike up a mountain to confirm if they are actually on an island and find a good spot on top of the island to light the signal fire. they find a pig and Jack is about to kill it when he hesitates and it gets away

Piggy suggests that they use his glasses to light the fire with the sun and the boys rush and start a huge bonfire causeing a huge part of the jungle to catch and they loose a young boy

jack and Ralph agree that shelters are needed to comfort the little kids

tensions rise between Jack and Ralph when Jack and his crew forget to keep the fire going because they are to focused on attempting to hunt.

Jack claims that he himself saw the beast and say that he will hunt it and kill it. while Ralph tries to keep order and attempts to be rational saying they can overcome the fear of the beast and that it is only in their heads.

jack convinces a group of the boys to come with him and he bribes them with pig. jacks new tribe turn to savagery and impale a pigs head to a spear

Simon comes across the impaled pig head and has a hallucination of it talking to him and call it the lord of the flies. it says the beast isnt anything the can hunt because the beast is nothing but the violence in the kids. he then faints

when Rimon awakens he runs to jacks camp and all the savages that used to be kids mistake him for the beast and brutally kill him. even Ralph and piggy get caught up in it.

jack decides that they should have the fire so him and a bunch of his goons jump piggy and Ralph and take Piggy’s glasses to start the fire. leaving Ralph and piggy in pain

Ralph Isn’t happy so he and piggy confront jack about it and they get into a fight. piggy is killed by a rock and the conch is destroyed

out numbered by jacks savage followers Ralph dashes to the shore racing against the now burning Forrest.

when Ralph gets the ocean he spots a naval officer and the naval officer sees the boys trying to kill Ralph he says he is disappointing and takes them away.


Appearance:  12, blond, “built like a boxer”
attributes: Natural leader, positive, rational
Contflicts: Jack
Friends: Piggy.





Sam and Eric (samneric):


Creative writing Assessment. PLAN



suns out. warm. bugs buzzing. birds chirping. soft breeze. leaves rustle in trees. rabbits hope around. calm. music in headphones.

moon dimly lights floor of forest. crickets distantly hum. stray animals scurry across the fallen leaves. footsteps echo from the trees. sticks snap left and right. chilling breeze rolls through the rows of trees.