Hansper – pain or stiffness in the limbs after a long walk; muscular pain caused by over-exertion.
When we visited my grandma in the summer, we’d sit on the porch & watch the moon every night to be sure it made it safely home. My grandma said we should say prayers that it find fulfilling work during the day. It’s not like there’s a lot of jobs out there for a moon, she said. She had been through the Depression & thought about a lot of things like that. – Work Ethic © 2013 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.
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Irrigation a ‘positive’ in arid region – Sally Rae:
When Emma Crutchley first expressed an interest in farming as a career, her father told her she could ‘‘probably make more money doing something else’’.
But there was no changing her mind, even though farming in the Maniototo was not something for the fainthearted.
She grew up on the family sheep and beef farm, with her parents Geoff and Noela, and brother Bruce, and always loved the rural lifestyle. .
Another feather in cap for shearing champs – Nicole Sharp:
Twelve thousand people, three days of competition and shearers and woolhandlers from 32 different countries transformed the ILT Stadium Southland in February during the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
Eight months on and the event has been recognised as the best international event in New Zealand.
Months after the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships were held in Invercargill, the event is still causing a stir.
Not only was it a success for the town, and Kiwis Johnny Kirkpatrick and Joel Henare, but the event has also been recognised as the Best International Event in New Zealand at the New Zealand Event Awards (NZEA) last week. . .
Federated Farmers says it is ready to engage and work with the new coalition government.
New Zealand First has chosen to go into partnership with Labour and the Greens for the next three years and the Federation believes there is room of opportunism for its’ members, wider primary sector, and all New Zealanders.
“We congratulate new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the coalition partners on finding a consensus to lead the country,” says Katie Milne, Federated Farmers National President.
“Federated Farmers is looking forward to getting around the table and talking about the issues which affect our members and farmers. The primary sector is the backbone of the New Zealand economy so we anticipate the new government will be mindful of that when formulating policy.” . .
New Zealand’s primary industry exports are forecast to rise 9.3% over the next year on the back of strong dairy prices and a return to normal productivity levels, according to MPI’s latest quarterly update to its Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries.
“Exports reached $38.1 billion in the year ended June 2017, an increase of 2.4% over the previous year, and $7 million higher than we previously estimated,” says Jarred Mair, Director of Sector Policy for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
“Dairy prices began recovering in the past year, which boosted exports, despite weather reducing production. The forestry sector also made a strong contribution to export growth for the second consecutive year, driven by record demand for log exports to China. This offset a decline in meat and wool exports. . .
A flourishing primary sector with exponential growth will ensure the new Labour led coalition government starts office on a solid footing, says Federated Farmers.
The Ministry for Primary Industries’ latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries report shows exports reached $38.1 billion for the year to June 2017, up 2.4% on the year before.
The country’s largest export, dairy, has rebounded significantly after several years of a downturn with increased exports of over 10%.
“I’m sure the new coalition government will be delighted to know the primary sector, the backbone of the nation’s economy, is in good shape and still a significant contributor to the country’s coffers,” says Andrew Hoggard, Federated Farmers Vice President.
“Dairy is obviously resurgent and it is anticipated the primary sector as whole will continue to perform with export value set to exceed $41 billion by next June. . .
• Older consumers sometimes struggle with traditional meat foods.
•We incorporated meat into unexpected food formats under new product categories.
•Bread, spaghetti, yoghurt, ice cream and chocolate were prototyped and tested.
•Samples had greater protein content and most were acceptable to proxy consumers.
•Products could provide the elderly with means to attain their protein requirements. . .
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362 A mysterious fire destroyed the temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.
1383 The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando diedwithout a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
1633 Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeated the Dutch East India Company.
1707 – Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships ran aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drowned.
1730 Construction of the Ladoga Canal completed.
1734 Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter, was born (d. 1820).
1746 The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) received its charter.
1784 Russia founded a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1790 Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeated United States troops under General Josiah Harmar in the Northwest Indian War.
1797 André-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump 1,000 metres (3,200 feet) above Paris,.
1811 Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer, was born (d. 1886).
1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1844 The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ.
1875 First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
1877 The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland killed 207 miners.
1878 The first rugby match under floodlights took place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
1882 – N. C. Wyeth, American painter and illustrator was born (d. 1945).
1883 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opened with a performance of Gounod’s Faust.
1895 In Paris an express train overran a buffer stop and crossed more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window atGare Montparnasse.
1910 Dr. Crippen was convicted of poisoning his wife.
1919 Doris Lessing, British writer, Nobel Prize laureate, was born (d. 2013).
1924 Toastmasters International was founded.
1934 – Donald McIntyre, New Zealand opera singer, was born.
1934 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shot and killed notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
1941 French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages were executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.
1943 World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
1944 World War II: Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen fell to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies.
1946 Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and writer, was born.
1957 Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
1960 Independence of Mali from France.
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announced that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval “quarantine” of the Communist nation.
1963 A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashed in UK with the loss of all on board.
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turned it down.
1964 A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selected the design which became the new official Flag of Canada.
1966 The Supremes became the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A’ Go-Go).
1966 The Soviet Union launched Luna 12.
1967 – Denny Hulme became the first New Zealander to win the Formula One World Championship.
1968 Apollo 7 safely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
1970 Tunku Abdul Rahman resigned as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1972 Poet James K. Baxter died.
1975 The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 landed on Venus.
1976 Red Dye No. 4 was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs.
1981 The TGV railway service between Paris and Lyon was inaugurated.
1991 Dimitrios Arhondonis, was elected 270th Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch as Patriarch Bartholomew I of the Orthodox church.
1999 Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, was jailed for crimes against humanity.
2005 Tropical Storm Alpha formed in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
2006 A Panama Canal expansion proposal was approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum.
2007 Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos.
2008 India launched its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
2013 – The Australian Capital Territory became the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality Legislation Australian Capital Territory, 2013.
2014 – Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacked the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, killing a soldier and injuring three other people.
2015 – A teacher and a student were killed, and 2 students injured, in an attack at a high school in Trollhättan, Sweden.
Sourced from NZ history Online & Wikipedia