Inviolable – never to be broken, infringed, or dishonoured; prohibiting violation; secure from desecration, destruction, infringement, profanation or violence; incapable of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable.
(BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, is expected to be able to meet its forecast payout to farmers for this season even after dairy prices fell at a second consecutive auction.
Average prices fell 7.4 percent at last night’s GlobalDairyTrade auction, following a 3.1 percent decline the previous auction, which snapped four consecutive gains.
Auckland-based Fonterra, owned by about 10,500 farmers, has said it expects to pay its local producers $4.60 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2015/16 season. . .
The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Rural category, proudly sponsored by NZ Farmer.
Olivia is movement manager for Te Hono, a movement of more than 130 CEOs and leaders who represent 80% of New Zealand’s largest and most innovative primary sector companies. Its vision is to shift New Zealand from a price-taking to a market-shaping nation. In the last 12 months Olivia has facilitated the transition of Te Hono towards a structured framework with more than 250 individual and collective actions achieved and many more in progress. . .
Keri is a director and natural resources engineer at Irricon Resource Solutions, a leading environmental consultancy based throughout Canterbury and North Otago and working throughout the South Island. . .
Julia is a farm enterprise specialist with KPMG, providing continued support to the rural community through mediation and one-on-one support. One of Julia’s specialities is health and safety. . . .
Katie is a Rotomanu dairy farmer on the West Coast, and a Federated Farmers’ board member. Katie was most recently awarded the Dairy Woman of the Year Award this year. With her partner, Ian Whitmore, she farms 125 hectares, milking 200 Jersey cows on a farm purchased in 1992. . .
Brownyn is director of OnFarmSafety New Zealand, employing 12 staff throughout New Zealand, and focused on assisting farmers to implement compliant, practical, workable health and safety systems. . . .
Helen is a director of Slattery Contracting, Matamata’s only registered contractor with the New Zealand Rural Registered Contractor scheme, and she holds qualified contractor status. Five of the staff are qualified contractors, holding the National Certificate in Agricultural Contracting Level 3, with a sixth staff member going through the qualification at the moment.. . .
Sophie is head of rural at Figured, having started as part of the founding team in early 2014. Figured is an online farm financial management tool that integrates with Xero, and within a year the company has grown to close to 20 staff as well as growing its Australian business. . . .
Michelle is the chief executive at the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand and was instrumental in establishing this organisation. She is an experienced chief executive and senior manager who has provided services to a range of health sector organisations including the NZ Rural GP Network, the PHO Alliance, General Practice NZ, Compass Health, Southern Cross and Kowhai Health Trust. . . .
The winners were announced last night. Katie Milne won the Rural section, Joan Withers won the Supreme Award.
IrrigationNZ will launch its first-ever annual snapshot of New Zealand’s irrigation sector at today’s AGM in response to enquiries about the health of the industry and proposed developments across the country.
“The 2015 Irrigation Snapshot provides a transparent window on irrigation in New Zealand – where we irrigate, what’s happening with future developments, how much water we use, what it is taken for and the value this creates for our nation. Many stakeholders have asked for an update on the status of irrigation so we’ve pulled together the latest data to illustrate the national situation,” says IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis. . . .
Farmers are pleased at the government’s offer of a second chance for Filipino dairy workers caught in visa scams.
Applicants who admit to providing false information about their work experience in order to gain a visa, but who are otherwise compliant, will be eligible for a further work visa.
But workers and advocacy groups are still concerned there could be snags in the process.
Immigration New Zealand has been reviewing the past year’s visa applications from Filipinos after a dual Filipino/New Zealand national was charged with falsifying qualifications and work experience in visa applications. . .
Introduction of a Bill by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith enabling geographical indications (GIs) for wines and spirits to be registered in New Zealand has been warmly welcomed by New Zealand Winegrowers.
“The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Bill will be a significant advance for the New Zealand wine industry,” said New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan. “Our ‘Geographical Indications’ – the names and places where our wines come from – are at the very heart of the New Zealand wine story and this Bill provides an additional level of protection for them.” . . .
The expansion of Fonterra’s Eltham site has reached a key milestone, with the first individually wrapped slices of cheese now coming off its new production line destined for supermarket shelves around the globe.
The new line is part of a $32 million project to bolster the site’s cheese capability, doubling the amount of the world-renowned sliced cheese that can be produced at the Taranaki-based site.
Director New Zealand Manufacturing, Mark Leslie says Fonterra is constantly looking at trends in key markets and working with customers to help meet their growth with investment. . .
Four nominations have been received for the one available position on the Silver Fern Farms Board of Directors.
Angus Mabin retires by rotation at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting which is to be held in Dunedin on Wednesday 16 December 2015. Angus Mabin has advised he will not stand for re-election.
The candidates for election are:
– Anthony O’Boyle
– William Oliver
– Oliver Saxton
– David Shaw . . .
It’s a video, click the link to watch (there’s a few words that might offend).
While I’m blogging lighter I’m not posing the questions but anyone else is welcome to do so.
There is no need to follow the five-question formula I used.
Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual bunch of spring flowers.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox who was born on this day in 1850.
She also said:
Give us that grand word ‘woman’ once again, and let’s have done with ‘lady’; one’s a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one’s a word for lackeys.
1338 Ly Anh Tong was enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, starting a 37-year reign.
1499 Publication of theCatholicon, the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.
1530 The St. Felix’s Flood destroyed the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands.
1605 Gunpowder Plot: A conspiracy led by Robert Catesby to blow up the English Houses of Parliament was thwarted when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, found Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the House of Lords.
1688 Glorious Revolution began: William of Orange landed at Brixham.
1743 Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.
1757 Seven Years’ War: Frederick the Great defeated the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.
1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix, to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
1831 Nat Turner, American slave leader, was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death.
1838 The Federal Republic of Central America began to disintegrate when Nicaragua separated from the federation.
1850 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet, was born (d. 1919).
1854 Crimean War: The Battle of Inkerman.
1862 Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors were found guilty of rape and murder of whites and were sentenced to hang.
1872 In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony voted for the first time, and is later fined $100.
1895 George B. Selden was granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
1911 – Italy annexed Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
1911 Roy Rogers, American actor, was born (d. 1998).
1913 – Battle of Featherston Street – crowds of strike supporters clashed with more than 800 mounted special constables – ‘Massey’s Cossacks’.
1913 King Otto of Bavaria was deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumed the title Ludwig III.
1913 Vivien Leigh, English actress, was born (d. 1967).
1916 The Kingdom of Poland was proclaimed by the Act of November 5th.
1916 The Everett Massacre in Everett, Washington as political differences led to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organisers and local police.
1917 October Revolution: In Tallinn, Estonia, Communist leader Jaan Anvelt led revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Estonia and Russia were still using the Julian Calendar, subsequent period references show an October 23 date).
1917 St. Tikhon of Moscow was elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
1921 Princess Fawzia of Egypt, Queen of Iran, was born.
1931 Ike Turner, American musician, was born (d. 2007).
1937 Adolf Hitler held a secret meeting and stateed his plans for acquiring “living space” for the German people.
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to a third term as President of the United States.
1941 Art Garfunkel, American musician, was born.
1942 The Second Battle of El Alamein was won by the British Allies.
1963 Tatum O’Neal, American actress, was born.
1967 The Hither Green rail crash killed 49 people. The survivors included Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.
1968 United States presidential election, 1968: Republican Richard Nixon won the American presidency.
1983 Byford Dolphin diving bell accident killed five and leaves one severely injured.
1987 Govan Mbeki was released from custody after serving 24 years of a life sentence for terrorism and treason.
1990 Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, was shot dead after a speech in New York.
2006 Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar were sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi’as in 1982.
2007 China’s first lunar satellite, Chang’e 1 went into orbit around the Moon.
2009 US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 30 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.
2011 – Bank Transfer Day and a hatred of for-profit banks following a bank-caused economic collapse prompted more than 2.2 million Americans to switch to a not-for-profit credit union in order to punish bankers.
2013 – India launched the Mars Orbiter Mission, its first interplanetary probe.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.