After reading 'The Port' by Sharyn Jones the X-Men collaborated on a SOLO Generalise map and summary.
Every day ships from all over the world visit the Port of Tauranga. The Port is very important to our economy because it is one of New Zealand’s biggest ports. Every year more than a thousand ships bring and take cargo to and from New Zealand.
New Zealand exports logs and kiwi fruit from Tauranga. Kiwi fruit is exported from Tauranga because it is grown nearby and it saves money on transport. By exporting from Tauranga the kiwi growers are saving money on transport costs by not having to send their kiwifruit to other parts of New Zealand before sending them overseas.
New Zealand imports dry food for cows and fertilizer. Fertilizer helps crops meaning our fruit and vegetables can grow better. Better quality fruit and vegetables means people will buy more of them and people from overseas will be happy to buy our exported fruit and vegetables.
We accept this generalisation because the Port of Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s biggest ports, there are lots of imports and exports and it provides jobs for lots of people. Some of the jobs at the port include driving the forklift trucks or cranes, loading containers and being a tugboat pilot. Without these type of jobs New Zealand would have more unemployed people.