Galactophagist – one who drinks, or subsists on, milk; milk drinker.
It’s not just farmers who are grappling with the implications of the Otago Regional Council’s water plan change 6A.
When council staff visited the deer research farm at Invermay, looking for some monitor farms to use as part of their rollout of 6A, AgResearch staff realised they had plenty of on-farm challenges to meet some of the limits.
Now they are using their issues to help other farmers improve their farms, by using the Invermay farm as an example, as they work to mitigate the effects.. .
Selling the right rams to the right farms is important to Simon and Fiona Prouting so they host their own on-farm auction.
This year’s High Plains auction at their Weber farm on Friday December 4 will offer 120 south suffolk rams and 35 poll dorset rams.
“Last year we only offered 90 south suffolks,” says Simon. “Our numbers are growing but also our average is getting up too high. We averaged $920 again last year. We’d rather have the average back to $700 and more people get a ram for the price they’re happy with. People were missing out. It’s important to give everyone a fair go.” . .
Australian shearer makes it six-in-a-row – Lynda van Kempen:
The national merino shearing title was claimed by an Australian for the sixth successive year but the national woolhandling winner was a hometown favourite.
Damien Boyle (38), of Tambellup, Western Australia, entered the record books again after winning his sixth successive open title at the 54th New Zealand Merino Shearing Championships.
Pagan Rimene (27), of Alexandra, earned the loudest cheers at the prizegiving in Alexandra on Saturday night when she was announced as the winner of the open woolhandling title, ahead of national representative and defending champion Joel Henare, of Gisborne. . .
Recognising the ever-increasing demand for high-speed broadband across New Zealand, and its importance to regional growth, the Government has today announced a bold new connectivity target for areas outside the UFB footprint.
Under this target virtually all New Zealanders, regardless of where they live or work, will be able to access broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps by 2025, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.
“Our use of, and reliance on, technology and broadband connectivity are increasing rapidly. It’s vital that we set aspirational targets to ensure we keep up with this pace of change. This is about setting a vision of where we want New Zealand to be in ten years,” says Ms Adams.
By 2025, the Government’s vision would see: . . .
The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network welcomes today’s announcement by Government to give almost all New Zealanders, regardless of where they live or work, access to broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps by 2025.
The Government is saying that by 2025, 99 per cent of New Zealanders should able to access broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps (up from 5 Mbps under RBI) and the remaining 1 per cent able to access to 10 Mbps (up from dial up or non-existent speeds). . .
InternetNZ is pleased by today’s announcement of new Government targets for rural Internet connectivity. The new targets would see nearly all New Zealanders able to connect and share in the benefits and uses of high speed Internet connectivity. Due to the fast-changing nature of technology, the targets will need to be reviewed on a regular basis.
The Government has today announced new national targets for broadband connectivity of:
• 99% of New Zealanders able to access broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps (up from 5 Mbps under RBI). . .
TUANZ has today welcomed the Government’s announcement from the Minister of Communications, Hon. Amy Adams of a new target for Rural Connectivity of 50Mbps for 99% of the New Zealanders by 2025. Over many years TUANZ has consistently stated that that the availability of good quality high speed connectivity in all parts of New Zealand is a critical economic enabler for the future of the NZ economy.
“One of the 5 key goals in our recently released strategic direction is to continue to advocate for ubiquitous high quality connectivity across the country and this newly announced Government target is a good step forward towards achieving this goal.” said the CEO of TUANZ, Craig Young. . . .
Celebrating success and reward for hard work will be the upcoming Dairy Women’s Network AGM theme.
The Network’s AGM is due to be held in Hamilton on 15 October at Narrow’s Landing, in the Waikato and chief executive Zelda de Villiers says there is plenty to celebrate with membership numbers up, event numbers up, new commercial partners on board, a stable financial position and innovative ways of working paying dividends.
“Looking back at the last 12 months, we have achieved an awful lot,” she said.
“It has been a year of growth and change and a year of developing pilots and rolling them out, in particular with the modified Dairy Modules, in place of Dairy Days. . .
Trade is incredibly important to NZ. As a country, we won’t get rich selling things to ourselves. – John Key
3761 BC – The epoch of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).
336 Pope Mark died, leaving the papacy vacant.
1513 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardonadefeated the Venetians.
1542 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
1571 The Battle of Lepanto – the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroyed the Turkish fleet.
1763 George III issued British Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.
1777 American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeated the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
1780 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
1800 French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captured the British 38-gun Kent inspiring the traditional French song Le Trente-et-un du mois d’août.
1826 The Granite Railway began operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
1840 Willem II became King of the Netherlands.
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Darbytown Road: the Confederate forces’ attempt to regain ground that had been lost around Richmond is thwarted.
1868 Cornell University held opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment was 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
1870 Franco-Prussian War – Siege of Paris: Leon Gambetta fled Paris in a balloon.
1879 Germany and Austria-Hungary signed the “Twofold Covenant” and created the Dual Alliance.
1900 Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi official, was born (d. 1945).
1912 The Helsinki Stock Exchange‘s first transaction.
1914 Sarah Churchill, British actress, was born (d. 1982).
1916 Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University 222-0 in the mostlopsided college football game in American history.
1917 Count Felix Graf von Luckner, the German “Sea-Devil” was imprisoned in New Zealand.
1919 KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, was founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
1920 The Suwalki Agreement between Poland and Lithuania was signed.
1931 Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate, was born.
1933 Air France was inaugurated, after being formed from a merger of 5 French airlines.
1934 Aeromexico was inaugareted 75 years after it becomes the # 1 airline in Mexico.
1939 – John Hopcroft, American computer scientist was born.
1940 World War II: the McCollum memo proposed bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
1942 World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal began as United States Marine Corps forces attacked Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
1944 World War II: Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burned down the crematoria.
1949 German Democratic Republic (East Germany) formed.
1952 Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister and former President of the Russian Federation, was born.
1955 Beat poet Allen Ginsberg read his poem “Howl” for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.
1958 President of Pakistan Iskander Mirza, with the support of GeneralAyub Khan and the army, suspended the 1956 constitution, imposed martial law, and cancelled the elections scheduled for January 1959.
1959 U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmitted its first ever photographs of the far side of the moon.
1962 U.S.S.R. performed nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya.
1963 John F. Kennedy signed ratification for Partial Test Ban Treaty.
1977 The adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
1982 Cats opened on Broadway.
1985 The Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestine Liberation Organization.
1993 The Great Flood of 1993 ended at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began.
2001 The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan started with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
2004 King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicated.
2003 – An historic recall election took place in California in which the sitting Governor Gray Davis a Democrat was overwhelmingly voted out of office. Actor/bodybuilder and Republican candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected to be the 38th Governor of California over fellow Republican Tom McClintock and Democrat Cruz Bustamante who at the time was the sitting Lt. Governor of California.
2006 – Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskayawas shot and killed outside her home in Moscow.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia