Demotic – denoting or relating to ordinary people or the kind of language used by ordinary people; popular; colloquial; ordinary colloquial speech; of, relating to, or written in a simplified form of the ancient Egyptian hieratic writing; of or relating to the form of Modern Greek that is based on everyday speech.
Targeted approach wanted for water – Sally Rae:
Federated Farmers is seeking a ”targeted catchment approach” to addressing water quality, where sustainable economic growth could be achieved alongside environmental goals.
The rural lobby organisation has launched its manifesto before this year’s election, challenging political parties to take a sensible, practical and affordable approach to tackling issues of high importance to its members.
It supported a framework for catchment partnerships that co-ordinated community, council and scientific efforts. . .
Feds want affordable rural issues solutions – Neal Wallace:
Water quality issues should be addressed by targeting individual catchments, Federated Farmers says.
The policy was included in the federation’s Farmers’ Manifesto that advocated a “sensible, practical and affordable” approach to tackling issues of relevance to rural areas.
On water quality, the federation’s outgoing president Dr William Rolleston said that approach would allow sustainable economic growth alongside environmental goals.
“We support a framework for catchment partnerships that co-ordinates community, council and scientific efforts. . .
She’s the boss – Neal Wallace:
It takes very little prodding for new Federated Farmers president Katie Milne to identify that her number one priority is reconnecting urban and rural New Zealanders.
That split was the root of many accusations levelled at farmers over water quality and environmental issues as well as deterring people from pursuing careers in agriculture, she said.
“Because of all the flak we’ve been getting lately from Greenpeace etc, NZ needs to remember that farmers produce great food, which is important economically and to the sustainability of local communities.” . .
Boosting safety at Mahinerangi – Sally Rae:
Waipori Station manager Dave Vaughan readily acknowledges the topic of health and safety wouldn’t have been brought up a few years ago, if it didn’t have to be.
But much had changed in recent years, he said, and it was now something regularly and freely discussed among the 14 team members.
At 12,000ha, Landcorp-owned Waipori Station is a vast property, surrounding Lake Mahinerangi, in the Otago hinterland.
Mr Vaughan and his wife Hayley have been there for five years. Before that, he managed another Landcorp property at Hindon. . .
(BusinessDesk) – New Zealand King Salmon Investments expects annual earning to beat its offer document forecast on strong demand for its products and affirmed its projected profit for the following year.
Pro-forma operating earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation is forecast to be between $20.5 million and $21 million in the year ending June 30, up from the $19.2 million predicted in its October offer documents and ahead of $16 million a year earlier, the Nelson-based company said in a statement. . .
LIC is increasing its investment in National Milk Records PLC (NMR), the leading supplier of farm management recording services in the United Kingdom.
The farmer-owned co-operative currently holds a 2.6% stake through its subsidiary business, Livestock Improvement Corporation (UK) Limited. The acquisition of another 17.2% will take LIC’s total shareholding of NMR to an equity stake of 19.8%. . .
Political Hack has a list of election candidates’ social media accounts.
The America’s Cup website says Super Sunday belongs to Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand:
It is now Match point Emirates Team New Zealand.
Day four of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, belonged firmly to Peter Burling and the New Zealand team who comfortably won the two scheduled races of the day, races seven and eight of the final stage of the 35th America’s Cup.
Burling and his crew have already won eight races but the rules, set by the defender, meant the challenger started at -1. This gives Team NZ a moral victory already. But rules are rules and they require one more win to take the cup.
Having won race six on Saturday, ORACLE TEAM USA went into the second Sunday of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, looking to gain more ground on their Kiwi rivals, but the New Zealand juggernaut had found its pace again and was unbeatable in similar weather conditions to day three, . .
We can’t forget what happened in San Francisco when Team NZ went from match point to loss, but we didn’t have the Bermulanders on our side then.
Whoever, wins the cup, I’m giving the advertising prize to Toyota for these social media slides:
Let’s Get Together – when I heard that title it took me back to Hayley Mills singing in one of my favourite childhood films.
Fast forward a few decades to the National Party’s campaign video:
I like it – New Zealand would be a much better place if more of us got together.
Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman. – Pearl S. Buck who was born on this day in 1892.
1284 The legendary Pied Piper led 130 children out of Hamelin.
1409 Western Schism: the Roman Catholic church was led into a double schism as Petros Philargos was crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
1483 Richard III was crowned king of England.
1541 Francisco Pizarro was assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger.
1699 – Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, French businesswoman, was born (d. 1777).
1718 Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously died after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
1723 After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrendered to the Russians.
1817 Branwell Bronte, British painter and poet, was born (d. 1848).
1848 End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
1857 The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park.
1866 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier of Egyptian excavations, was born (d. 1923).
1870 Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States.
1892 Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel laureate, was born (d. 1973).
1898 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer, was born (d. 1978).
1908 Salvador Allende, Former President of Chile (1970-1973), was born (d. 1973)
1909 Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager, was born (d. 1997)
1909 The Science Museum in London became an independent entity.
1913 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist, was born.
1914 Laurie Lee, British writer, was born (d. 1997).
1917 The first U.S. troops arrived in France to fight alongside the allies in World War I.
1918 The Australian steamer Wimmera was sunk by a mine laid the year before by the German raider Wolf north of Cape Maria van Diemen.
1921 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent, was born (d. 1945).
1924 American occupying forces left the Dominican Republic.
1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opened on Coney Island.
1929 – June Bronhill, Australian soprano and actress, was born (d. 2005).
1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
1936 Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
1940 Billy Davis, Jr., American singer (The 5th Dimension), was born.
1940 World War II: under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presented an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
1942 The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
1945 The United Nations Charter was signed in San Francisco.
1952 The Pan-Malayan Labour Party was founded, as a union of statewise labour parties.
1959 The Saint Lawrence Seaway opened, opening North America’s Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
1960 The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gained its independence as Somaliland .
1960 – Madagascar gained its independence from France.
1963 John F. Kennedy spoke the famous words “Ich bin ein Berliner” on a visit to West Berlin.
1973 At Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people were killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
1974 The Universal Product Code was scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
1975 Indira Gandhi established emergency rule in India.
1976 The CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure on land, was opened to general public.
1977 The Yorkshire Ripper killed 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she is the first victim who was not a prostitute.
1978 – Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overran the runway and crashed into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board died.
1991 Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army began the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
1993 The United States launched a missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.
1995 Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposed his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, as the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
1996 Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin was shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin.
1997 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Communications Decency Act violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2003 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws were unconstitutional.
2008 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protected an individual right, and that the District of Columbia handgun ban was unconstitutional.
2012 – The Waldo Canyon Fire descended into the Mountain Shadows neighbourhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.
2013 – Riots in China’s Xinjiang region killed at least 36 people and injuring 21 others.
2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declared that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia