Hoa – friend, companion, mate, partner, spouse, ally.
The trade weighted index increased 2.4% in this morning’s GlobalDairyTrade auction.
This is the fourth price gain in succession.
The increase is particularly good news as this was the first auction since news broke of tiny traces of the nitrogen inhibitor DCD being found in some milk products.Even though there was no food safety risk there was a perception risk but that doesn’t seem to have impacted on demand.Price changes: Anydrous milk fat was up 7.2%; butter milk powder increased 3.7%; cheddar was down .1%; milk protein concentrate was up 1.2%; rennet casein increased 3.3%; skim milk powder increased .5% and whole milk powder, which has the biggest impact on the farm gate price, increased 5.4%.
Oamaru’s Scott 100 celebrations begin today:
On February 10th 1913 the Terra Nova arrived off New Zealand’s little Harbour of Oamaru bearing the news of Scott’s Antarctic expedition and its fate.
This momentous epic of exploration will be marked at the point of return from the Antarctic in the Oamaru Harbour February 6th to 10th 2013.
Oamaru Harbour will come alive with the celebration of a golden age in exploration. 100 years since the Terra Nova arrived off Oamaru Harbour the town will host five days of events including sea and land activities, education and adventure programmes, art, literature and lectures.
6:30am—- Royal New Zealand Navy Ship HMNZS OTAGO arrives & anchors off shore
8:00am—- Morning gun fired & HMNZS OTAGO is dressed for Waitangi Day
9:00am—- HMNZS OTAGO open to visitors (until 2:30pm)-queue at Holmes wharf steps for a boat transfer to Otago between 9am and
————– 2.30pm. Children need to be accompanied by adults, wear stout shoes and be fit enough to climb ladders.
10:00am— Flotilla of Water Craft -Oamaru Harbour
12:00pm— Multi-cultural performances – grassed area near the rail foot overbridge
12:00pm— Boat Displays Mokihi & Double Waka –Harbourside
4:00pm—- Formal Opening of Exhibitions- Forrester Gallery
8:00pm—- The Night Visitors Play by Paul Baker – ODT Ink Box, Oamaru Opera House
8:30pm—- Pre Concert Harbourside Picnic orders will be taken for supper boxes from Annie’s Victorian tearooms up untill Tuesday lunchtime.Timed for dusk audience may wish to bring torches and rugs and cushions to sit on- Steampunk playground
9:00pm—- Waiata and Korero, a Waitangi Day Concert featuring international opera singer Ramonda Taleni- Te Maiharoa,
————– Waiata by Dame Gillian Whitehead and Adrian Mann’s Longest piano in the world-Friendly Bay
The full calendar of events from today until Sunday is here.
It happens every year.
People criticise the way Waitangi Day is celebrated, or not and say it should be done better.
Some look across the Tasman and ask why Waitangi Day can’t be more like Australia Day.
There are several answers to that question, one of which is that this is our day and we should celebrate our way.
The signing of the Treaty was a significant event in our history.
Conferring the rights of British citizens on indigenous people was most unusual in 1840.
That it didn’t settle land wars nor prevent abuses and injustices is at best unfortunate, but doesn’t change the intent which is worth celebrating.
“You know, sometimes differences are just that, differences, and not a matter of right or wrong,” he said.
“Yes,” she said. “And I find it easier to accept that if I really listen to hear what’s being said instead of just waiting for a pause so I can talk.”
1664 Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan, was born (d. 1703).
1840 Around 40 Maori chiefs, led by Hone Heke, signed a treaty with the British Crown at Waitangi.
1842 Mary Rudge, English chess master, was born (d. 1919).
1848 Walter B. Pitkin, American lecturer in philosophy and psychology, was born (d1953).
1894 Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer, was born (d. 1979).
1895 Babe Ruth, American baseball player, was born (d. 1948).
1899 The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, was ratified by the United States Senate.
1911 Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, was born (d. 2004).
1912 Eva Braun, wife of Adolf Hitler, was born (d. 1945).
1917 Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress, was born.
1922 Denis Norden, British radio and television personality, was born.
1922 The Washington Naval Treaty was signed, limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
1933 The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect.
1945 Bob Marley, Jamaican musician, was born (d. 1981).
1947 The trans-Tasman liner Wanganella was refloated after 18 days stuck on Barrett Reef.
1950 Natalie Cole, American singer, was born.
1951 The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derailed near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, killing 85 people and injuring over 500 more.
1958 Eight Manchester United F.C. players were killed in the Munich air disaster.
1959 – At Cape Canaveral, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile was accomplished.
1962 W. Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N’ Roses), was born.
1976 Princess Marie of Denmark, was born.
1978 The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor’easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4″ an hour.
1987 Justice Mary Gaudron became the first woman appointed to the High Court of Australia.
1989 The Roundtable talks started in Poland marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
1992 The Saami people of the Nordic countries had an official day celebrating their existence.
1996 – Willamette Valley Flood of 1996: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, caused more than US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
1996 – Birgenair flight 301 crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, all 189 people inside the airplane are killed. This is the worst accident/incident involving a Boeing 757.
1998 – Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
2004 – Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Princess of Belgium, was born.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.