Quisquous – difficult to deal with or settle; perplexing; of dubious character.
A top agricultural student hailing from Bulls believes the busier you are the more time you have.
Sam Pike has received five scholarships, balancing his academic commitments with his role as a volunteer firefighter, young farmer, technology blog writer and internship with consultancy firm AgFirst.
The 2014 Feilding High School dux developed his passion for agriculture growing up on a Rangitikei farm and it seemed natural to pursue a career in the industry. . .
Double reason to celebrate 150 years – Rob tipa:
Heavy soils that allow a North Otago farm to hang on longer in drought have kept a family on the land since 1864, reports Rob Tipa.
The Century Farm and Station Awards in Lawrence last month was a special landmark for sesquicentennial farm owners Bob and Nancy Allan, of Calton Hill, near Oamaru.
Not only were they celebrating 153 years of continuous family ownership of their property, but coincidentally the awards dinner fell on the same day as their golden wedding anniversary.
The event turned into a double celebration with their four daughters arriving from Auckland, Christchurch and Oamaru and their bridesmaid, Ainsley Webb, also present to celebrate the Webb family’s century of fruit-growing in Central Otago. . .
Rural appeal wins over bright city lights for new Southland leader – Brittany Pickett:
Bernadette Hunt is passionate about Southland farming, Brittany Pickett writes.Bernadette Hunt is passionate about Southland farming, Brittany Pickett writes.
Bernadette Hunt wears a lot of different hats.
She’s a farmer, a government employee, a mum, a wife, a community member, and most recently she has become the chairwoman for the meat and fibre section of Southland Federated Farmers.
When she and her husband Alistair bought a farm and moved to Chatton, near Gore, 10 years ago Hunt had just qualified as a teacher and taken on a role at Knapdale School. Since then, life has been busy. . .
Farmer v Farmer – Richard Rennie:
Waikato Federated Farmers has outlined some far-reaching concerns over the proposed Healthy Rivers plan in its submission, one of more than 1000 received by Waikato Regional Council.
The federation acknowledged the conflict the plan presented to it, given the controversial effect of the plan’s nitrogen limitations on dairy versus drystock operators.
Its submission maintained the plan was “divisive”. It had distilled its submission down to concerns in three key areas. . .
CP Wool captures greater value – Annette Scott:
Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool) has relaunched in the United States to put premium New Zealand wool carpets into the homes of rich Americans.
Carrfields managing director Craig Carr said CP Wool was compelled to push creative boundaries to make a difference for its wool growers.
The key to making that difference involved a revamp of the company’s Just Shorn brand and that opportunity arose when the Just Shorn contract, launched eight years ago, came due for renewal.
CP Wool identified an opportunity to rein in greater control that would create significantly more value for CP Wool and its grower suppliers. . .
If too many houses replace vegetable growing operations, we may have to look at alternatives such as vertical farming, says Horticulture NZ chief executive Mike Chapman.
He has always been sceptical about such methods for NZ, but we may be “stuck with it” if urbanisation keeps taking productive land, he warns.
Vertical farming was among the most interesting sessions at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) ANZ conference in Adelaide, he says. . .
If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power. Harriet Martineau who was born on this day in 1802.
1381 Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrived at Blackheath.
1560 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto.
1653 First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard began.
1665 England installed a municipal government in New York City.
1775 American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declared martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms with two exceptions: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
1776 The Virginia Declaration of Rights was adopted.
1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
1802 Harriet Martineau, journalist, political economist, abolitionist and feminist, was born (d. 1876).
1806 John A. Roebling, German-America civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), was born (d. 1869).
1819 Charles Kingsley, English writer, was born (d. 1875).
1827 Johanna Spyri, Swiss writer, was born (d. 1901).
1830 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers landed at Sidi Ferruch.
1860 The State Bank of the Russian Empire was established.
1864 American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – Ulysses S. Grant gave the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulled his Union troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moved south.
1889 – 78 people were killed in the Armagh rail disaster.
1897 Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was born (d. 1977).
1899 New Richmond Tornado killed 117 people and injured around 200.
1915 David Rockefeller, American banker, was born.
1922 King George V received the colours of the six Irish regiments that were to be disbanded – the Royal Irish Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, the South Irish Horse, the Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment, the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
1924 George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, was born.
1929 Anne Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim, was born (d. 1945).
1935 Chaco War ended: a truce was called between Bolivia and Paraguay.
1938 Tom Oliver, Australian actor, was born.
1939 Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
1939 The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York.
1940 World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrendered to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
1942 The first troops from the USA landed in Auckland.
1942 Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1943 Reg Presley, English singer/songwriter (The Troggs), was born.
1952 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), was born (d. 1983).
1964 Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela wassentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1967 The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declared all U.S. state laws which prohibited interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1967 Venera 4 was launched.
1987 Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
1990 Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declared its sovereignty.
1991 Russians elected Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
1991 – Kokkadichcholai massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacred 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village Kokkadichcholai.
1996 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocked a law against indecency on the internet.
1997 Queen Elizabeth II reopened the Globe Theatre in London.
1999 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian began when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) entered the province of Kosovo.
2000 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento took hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro.
2004 A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite struck a house in Ellerslie causing serious damage but no injuries.
2016 – 49 civilians were killed and 53 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The gunman, Omar Mateen, was killed in a gunfight with police..
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia