Katrizper – a very strong gale or storm wind.
DairyNZ slams farm tax proposals – Hugh Stringleman:
All of New Zealand’s 12,000 dairy farms face an average $18,000-a-year additional taxes under the carbon and nitrogen taxes proposed by the Green Party, DairyNZ has calculated.
Add in the Labour Party’s proposed water tax and those 2000 farms that also irrigate face more than three times the impost, an average of $63,000 per farm.
DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle said details on the proposed new taxes were sketchy, but his economists used what was available from Labour and the Greens to come up with the figures. . .
Sell-off surprise – Alan Williams:
A process for the surprise sale of most Landcorp farms to young people will start very quickly if National is re-elected, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says.
Landcorp was unaware of the plan till told just before it was announced.
He hoped to have several farms leased to young farmers during the next term.
That would be the first step towards them buying the farms over the next five to 10 years. . .
Dylan Davidson was a passenger in a car when the driver lost control after a deer ran out. The car rolled and left Dylan with two broken vertebrae in his back and several other injuries. Dylan lost a lot of weight from being in a coma for three weeks, and Dylan’s parents, Paul and Carol Davidson, said the Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) from Fonterra farmers’ milk played a key part in the healing process. The value of milk protein in human nutrition and muscle recovery has been well known for many years – but, as delicious as milk is, it takes litres of whole milk to do what a small amount of milk protein concentrate (MPC) can. . .
When the worst of Irma’s fury had passed, Gene McAvoy hit the road to inspect citrus groves and vegetable fields. McAvoy is a specialist on vegetable farming at the University of Florida’s extension office in the town of LaBelle, in the middle of one of the country’s biggest concentrations of vegetable and citrus farms.
It took a direct hit from the storm. “The eyewall came right over our main production area,” McAvoy says.
The groves of orange and grapefruit were approaching harvest. But after Irma blew through, it left “50 or 60 percent of the fruit lying in water [or] on the ground,” says McAvoy. Many trees were standing in water, a mortal danger if their roots stay submerged for longer than three or four days. . .
New Zealand conservation groups committed to broad scale predator eradication are encouraged to lodge an expression of interest for funding and support from Predator Free 2050 Ltd.
The organisation – tasked with eradicating possums, rats and stoats from New Zealand by 2050 is seeking Expressions of Interest from regional and local councils, community organisations, mana whenua, businesses, Non-Governmental Organisations and other entities capable of delivering eradication initiatives in line with its 2025 goals. . .
What will the water tax cost?
Businesses, like Coca Cola, which take water from council supplies won’t pay anything.
Food producers which don’t irrigate won’t pay anything.
Farms, orchards and market gardens which do irrigate will pay and the dryer the year, when other costs rise too, the more they’ll pay.
David Clark gives the facts on what he’ll have to pay if Labour is in government ant imposes the water tax:
Today farmers will be marching in Morrinsville to protest against the tax.
I hope they stick to the facts.
There are enough of them to win the argument with anyone prepared to listen properly.
324 Constantine the Great decisively defeated Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire.
1180 Philip Augustus became king of France.
1454 In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army was defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
1709 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer, was born (d. 1784).
1739 The Treaty of Belgrade was signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
1793 The first cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington.
1809 The Royal Opera House in London opened.
1810 First Government Junta in Chile.
1812 The 1812 Fire of Moscow died down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returned from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, which was spared from the fire.
1837 Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City.
1838 The Anti-Corn Law League was established by Richard Cobden.
1850 The U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
1851 First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becameThe New York Times.
1858 – Kate Booth, English Salvation Army, officer was born (d. 1955).
1863 American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.
1870 Old Faithful Geyser was observed and named by Henry D. Washburnduring the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
1872 King Oscar II acceded to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1873 The Panic of 1873 began.
1876 James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia, was born (d. 1953).
1879 The Blackpool Illuminations were switched on for the first time.
1882 The Pacific Stock Exchange opened.
1888 – Grey Owl, English-Canadian environmentalist and author was born (d. 1938).
1889 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician, was born (d. 1970).
1895 Booker T. Washington delivered the “Atlanta Compromise” address.
1895 Daniel David Palmer gave the first chiropractic adjustment.
1895 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada, was born (d. 1979).
1898 Fashoda Incident – Lord Kitchener’s ships reached Fashoda, Sudan.
1900 Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius, was born (d. 1985).
1905 Agnes de Mille, American choreographer, was born (d. 1993).
1905 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress, was born(d. 1990) .
1906 A typhoon on with tsunami killed an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
1910 In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrated for general suffrage.
1911 Russian Premier Peter Stolypin was shot at the Kiev Opera House.
1914 The Irish Home Rule Act became law, but was delayed until after World War I.
1919 The Netherlands gave women the right to vote.
1919 – Fritz Pollard became the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
1923 Queen Anne of Romania was born.
1931 The Mukden Incident gave Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
1937 David and Mary McGregor moved in to New Zealand’s first state house.
1939 Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal, was born.
1939 World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki fled to Romania.
1939 William Joyce made his first Nazi propaganda broadcast.
1940 World War II: Italian troops conquered Sidi Barrani.
1942 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was authorized.
1943 World War II: The Jews of Minsk were massacred at Sobibór.
1943 – World ar II: Adolf Hitler ordered the deportation of Danish Jews.
1948 Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
1948 –Margaret Chase Smith of Maine became the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator’s term, when she defeated Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.
1952 Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones), was born (d. 2002).
1959 Vanguard 3 was launched into Earth orbit.
1961 U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1971 Lance Armstrong, American cyclist, was born.
1972 First Ugandans expelled by Idi Amin arrived in the United Kingdom.
1974 Hurricane Fifi struck Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
1975 Patty Hearst was arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
1976 Mao Zedong‘s funeral in Beijing.
1976 – Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer was born.
1981 Assemblée Nationale voted to abolish capital punishment in France.
1984 Joe Kittinger completed the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
1988 End of pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar after a bloody military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council.
1992 An explosion rocked Giant Mine at the height of a labour dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.
1997 United States media magnate Ted Turner donated $US1 billion to the United Nations.
1997 – Voters in Wales voted yes (50.3%) on a referendum on Welsh autonomy.
1998 ICANN was formed.
2001 First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the2001 anthrax attacks.
2006 Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest.
2007 Buddhist monks joined anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting the Saffron Revolution.
2009 The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ended as its final episode is broadcast.
2011 – 2011 Sikkim earthquake was felt across northeastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and southern Tibet.
2013 – Cygnus Orb-D1 was launched into space.
2014 – Scotland voted against independence from the United Kingdom.
2015 – Two security personnel, 17 worshippers in a mosque, and 13 militants were killed following a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan attack on a Pakistan Air Force base on the outskirts of Peshawar.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia