Prebendary – a canon or member of the clergy who is entitled to a prebend for special services at a cathedral or collegiate church; a senior member of clergy, normally supported by the revenues from an estate or parish; an honourary canon.
A few weeks of winter remain but the Federated Farmers July Farm Confidence Survey shows there’s a spring in the step of those who work the land.
The responses to Research First from nearly 800 farmers show the highest level of confidence in current general economic conditions since 2014. Dairy and arable farmers are the most optimistic looking forward and all regions are demonstrating more optimism compared to the last survey, in January this year. . .
Milk testing for tankers to stop cattle disease spread – Alexa Cook:
Bulk milk tests will be done on tankers across the country to see if the cattle disease outbreak has spread any further than South Canterbury.
The disease, mycoplasma bovis, has been found on two separate properties owned by the Van Leeuwen Dairy Group in South Canterbury, who have 16 farms in the region.
Ministry for Primary Industries’ Director of Response Geoff Gwyn said it had decided to do a national bulk milk survey. . .
Greenpeace protesters have locked themselves to construction equipment to try to block the construction of a multi-million dollar irrigation scheme in central Canterbury.
The second stage of building the Central Plains Water (CPW) scheme began in May. The scheme is intended to irrigate 60,000 hectares of dairy, horticulture and stock between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers. . .
Captive workforce for hort sector – Pam Tipa:
A pilot scheme helping ex-prisoners and other offenders to find work in the horticulture industry is succeeding and will be expanded, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston.
Corrections and Horticulture NZ have seen the first year of a pilot scheme succeed in Hawkes Bay and now plan to expand it into Bay of Plenty. It trains prisoners to be work-ready for employers and sets up horticulture work opportunities for their release.
“Corrections appreciates the support and leadership of the horticulture sector, which is helping change the lives of offenders and giving new hope to their families,” Upston says. . . .
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today officially classified the flooding in Otago as a medium-scale event for Dunedin City, Clutha District, Waitaki District and Central Otago District.
“This is recognition of the damage caused and the challenges faced by the region, and triggers additional Government support,” says Mr Guy. . .
Federated Farmers applauds the Government’s decision to declare a medium scale adverse event in flooded parts of Otago.
The region was hit by extensive flooding last month with many paddocks especially on the Taieri Plains still under water and reports that supplementary feed has been lost to raging flood waters.
“Farmers are still doing it tough so this should bring some light to the end of the tunnel in what has been a grim week as the extent of damage has become clear,” says Federated Farmers’ Otago Provincial President Phill Hunt. . .
Greenpeace recently released a report entitled Sick of Too Many Cows. In summary, it claims that intensive dairy is endangering our health and ipso facto the Government should stop all the proposed irrigation schemes and that the dairy industry should adopt a new ecological model.
Federated Farmers called it “sensational rhetoric”. Another commentator, Allan Emerson, described it as: “……. hysterical, unfounded allegations by a lunatic fringe group desperate for donations”. Amanda Larsson, a Greenpeace campaigner, retorted that such criticism was cavalier, adding, “I’m happy to have a conversation about the science. Examination and interrogation is central to the scientific process.”
Let’s take her at her word and do a little “examination and interrogation”. . .
Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers is pleased to announce the contracted appointment of Liz Read to the role of Executive Director for the next twelve months.
Liz runs her own consultancy called Reputation Matters, helping organisations to grow, maintain and save their reputation. She advises clients on stakeholder relations, issues and risk management, communications strategy and sustainability strategy. Her clients span the public and private sectors, industry organisations, not-for-profits and social enterprises. Liz’s corporate experience included ten years as External Relations Director for Lion New Zealand. . .
This was Jacinda Arden in June:
“. . .It’s me knowing myself and knowing that actually, when you’re a bit of an anxious person, and you constantly worry about things, there comes a point where certain jobs are just really bad for you. I hate letting people down. I hate feeling like I’m not doing the job as well as I should. I’ve got a pretty big weight of responsibility right now; I can’t imagine doing much more than that.”
Yesterday she became leader of the Labour Party leader. That means she will be doing “much more than that” and campaigning for a role that is even more onerous.
What’s changed between then and now to make her capable of being a leader in August when she wasn’t in June?
I never said I wanted a ‘happy’ life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. – Isabel Allende who celebrates her 75th birthday today.
338 BC A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
216 BC Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae – The Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeated a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
1377 – Russian troops were defeated in the Battle on Pyana River, while drunk.
1798 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay) concluded with a British victory.
1835 – Elisha Gray, American inventor and entrepreneur, was born (d. 1901).
1870 Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opened in London.
1895 – Matt Henderson, New Zealand cricketer was born (d. 1970).
1916 World War I: Austrian sabotage caused the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
1923 Shimon Peres, Israeli politician, Prime Minister of Israel and the ninth President of Israel, was born.
1924 James Baldwin, American author, was born (d. 1987).
1924 Carroll O’Connor, American actor, was born (d. 2001).
1925 Alan Whicker, British journalist and broadcaster, was born.
1932 Peter O’Toole, Irish-born actor, was born.
1932 – The positron (antiparticle of the electron) was discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
1934 Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler became Führer of Germany.
1937 The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
1942 Isabel Allende, Chilean author, was born.
1943 Rebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.
1943 World War II: PT-109 was rammed by the Japanese destroyerAmagiri and sank. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saved all but two of his crew.
1944 Birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia.
1945 World War II: Potsdam Conference, where the Allied Powers discussed the future of defeated Germany, concluded.
1967 The second Blackwall Tunnel opened in Greenwich, London.
1968 The 1968 Casiguran Earthquake hit Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
1973 A flash fire killed 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
1980 A bomb exploded at the railway station in Bologna, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
1983 USS Texas was met by anti-nucelar protesters while visiting Auckland.
1985 Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashed at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
1989 Pakistan was re-admitted back into the Commonwealth of Nations, for restoring democracy.
1989 1989 Valvettiturai massacre by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 Tamil civilians.
1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait.
1992 Barbara Kendall won gold at Barcelona.
2005 – Air France Flight 358, landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport, and ran off the runway causing the plane to burst into flames. There were 12 serious injuries but no fatalities.
2014 – At least 146 people were killed and more than 114 injured in an explosion at a factory near Shanghai.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia