Crinlins – small nuts of knobs of coal.
Investigations continue in MPI’s response to the detection of the new-to-New Zealand cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis on a farm in South Canterbury.
The situation remains that the bacterial disease has been confirmed on one property.
MPI has this affected property under legal controls restricting the movement of risk goods such as stock and equipment off the farm. . .
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced an increased forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the upcoming 2018 season, to $6.75 per kilogram of milksolids (kgMS).
The Co-operative also announced a forecast earnings per share range of 45 to 55 cents, making the forecast total available payout to farmers in the 2017/2018 season $7.20 to $7.30, before retentions. Guidance regarding dividend payments will be provided as part of the interim financial results and will be considered by the Board in accordance with its dividend policy. . .
A new video series has been launched to help farmers protect water quality.
Rotorua farmers, like other farmers throughout New Zealand, are being challenged to reduce nutrient losses from their land, while staying profitable. Excessive nutrient losses from farms and other sources cause water quality problems.
Proposed rules to help protect Lake Rotorua will require most local farmers to substantially reduce nitrogen losses with accompanying good management practices to tackle phosphorus losses. To help farmers to meet these nutrient targets, a series of ten 3-5 minute videos has been produced. . .
Wine and spirit producers are now able to register geographical indications, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says.
“The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 came into force today, allowing wine and spirit makers to protect and associate themselves with particular regions,” Ms Dean says.
“Geographical indications will help to differentiate New Zealand brands locally and overseas. This will also provide a level of assurance that a product is authentic and holds the specific characteristics associated with its origins. . .
Do you really know about the food on your table? – Anna Campbell:
I remember the first time I saw a banana tree, I was stunned at the growth patterns of what looked like upside down bananas.
I had a similar amazed reaction when I first saw cotton growing – endless rows of white fluff – when I had only ever seen the finished product. Recently, a news piece came through with the horrifying statistic that 7% of adults in the US believe chocolate milk comes directly from cows. But, is it really such a surprising statistic when you ask yourself what do you really know about the food on your table?
Most of us walk into the supermarket and buy our food from nicely stacked shelves, without thinking much about how it was grown. I am the same, especially for foods grown outside Otago. Most of us know what an apple orchard looks like, but how about a pineapple farm, a cashew nut farm, or even a sugarcane farm? . .
10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run – Jenna Gallegos:
Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it. Because of our intimate relationship with food, and because it’s so crucial to our health and the environment, people should be very concerned about how it’s produced. But we don’t always get it right. Next time you’re at the grocery store, consider these 10 modern myths about the most ancient occupation.
1. Most farms are corporate-owned
This myth is probably the most pervasive on the list. It is also the furthest off-base. Nearly 99 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned. The vast majority of these are small family farms, but the bulk of our food comes from large family farms. . .
Horticulture New Zealand’s magazine for commercial vegetable growers, NZ Grower, has won an international award for its front cover illustration.
One of more than 400 entries for the 2017 Tabbie Awards – from the American based Trade Association Business Publications International – the July 2016 NZ Grower cover was awarded Bronze in the Front Cover – Illustration section. . .
You’re invited to pose the questions.
Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual batch of ginger slice.
The four-A formula for repentance and redemption is simple: admit what you’ve done wrong, accept responsibility for it, apologise and make amends.
So far Meteria Turei has only got to the first A – she admitted she lied to get more in a benefit payment than she was entitled to.
She will get to the last A – she has changed her initial, I’ll pay the money back if I’m asked to of course I’ll pay it back.
But far from accepting responsibility for what she did, she cast blame and attempted to justify her lies. And rather than apologising , she’s using her past wrong-doing as a base for bad policy and to excuse others who defraud taxpayers.
Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad might have worked for Meatloaf but two out of four ain’t good enough for an MP, especially one with the ambition to be a Minister.
Her refusal to accept responsibility or apologise now, and the policies she’s espousing which will entrench benefit dependency are bigger issues than what she did or didn’t do in the past.
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. – Hilaire Belloc who was born on this day in 1870.
1054 Siward, Earl of Northumbria invaded Scotland to support Malcolm Canmore against Macbeth of Scotland, who usurped the Scottish throne from Malcolm’s father, King Duncan. Macbeth was defeated at Dunsinane.
1214 Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France defeated John of England.
1302 Battle of Bapheus: Decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines, opened up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
1549 Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reached Japan.
1663 The English Parliament passed the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies had to be sent in English ships from English ports.
1689 Glorious Revolution: Battle of Killiecrankie ended.
1694 A Royal Charter was granted to the Bank of England.
1720 The second important victory of the Russian Navy – the Battle of Grengam.
1768 Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat who killed Jean-Paul Marat, was born (d. 1793).
1778 American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant – British and French fleets fought to a standoff.
1824 Alexandre Dumas, fils, French author, was born (d. 1895).
1862 The SS Golden Gate caught fire and sank off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
1866 The Atlantic Cable was completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time.
1870 Hilaire Belloc, English writer, was born (d. 1953).
1880 Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand – Afghan forces led by Ayub Khan defeated the British Army.
1882 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer, was born (d. 1965).
1916 Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic and novelist, was born (d. 2007).
1919 The Chicago Race Riot erupted after a racial incident on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
1917 The Allies reached the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
1928 Tich Freeman became the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.
1929 Jack Higgins, British novelist, was born.
1940 The animated short A Wild Hare was released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
1941 Japanese troops occupied the southern portion of French Indochina..
1944 Bobbie Gentry, American singer and songwriter, was born.
1949 – Maureen McGovern, American singer, was born.
1949 – Robert Rankin, English novelist, was born.
1949 Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
1955 The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ended.
1958 Christopher Dean, English figure skater, was born.
1963 Pioneeer aviator George Bolt died.
1964 – Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers were sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
1968 Cliff Curtis, New Zealand actor, was born.
1969 Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer, was born.
1981 On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow married Deirdre Langton.
1987 RMS Titanic, Inc. began the first expedited salvaging of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
1990 The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declared independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union.
1990 – The Jamaat al Muslimeen staged a coup d’état attempt in Trinidad and Tobago, occupying Parliament and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson, most of his Cabinet, and the staff at the television station hostage for 6 days.
1995 The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C..
1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing: In Atlanta, Georgia, a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Alice Hawthorne was killed, and a cameraman had a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 were injured.
1997 Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.
2002 Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashed during an air show at Lviv, killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
2007 Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from television stations KNXV and KTVK collided over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors.
2012 – The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics take place at the Olympic Stadium in London.
2014 – Centennial anniversary celebration of Iglesia ni Cristo in Philippine Arena, the largest arena in the world at Ciudad de Victoria complex which was built by the church itself.
2015 – At least seven people were killed and many injured after gunmen attacked an Indian police station in Punjab..
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia