Rhathymia – the state of being carefree; light-heartedness.
All wedding should be special, celebrating the couple and their love for one and other; acknowledging the universality of marriage and the uniqueness of the couple’s bond, and reminding those of us already married about what’s important.
Today’s wedding did all that and did it well for which I’m very grateful.
Fonterra fails test – Hugh Stringleman:
Fonterra achieved a positive result in only one of its nine key performance indicators in the 2018 financial year, its Shareholders’ Council says.
That one positive was the milk price of $6.69/kg MS up 9% from the season before.
Negative achievements against targets were recorded for the total amount available for payout, earnings per share, consumer and food service volume, the gearing ratio, working capital days, return on capital, milk volume collected and employee injuries. . .
Farmers and other stakeholders are being asked to have their say on legislation governing the nearly $17 billion diary industry.
In May, the government began a review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) 2001, which regulates Fonterra as the dominant player in the market to protect farmers, consumers and the wider economy.
The review will look at how the price of raw milk is set for farmers, how competitive the milk market is – as well as incentives for farmers to move into more sustainable production methods. . .
Fonterra acknowledges the release today of the Government’s options paper on the review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act.
The Act is a complex piece of legislation and it’s important to New Zealand that the review is thorough.
We recognise the significant work that the Ministry for Primary Industries and Minister O’Connor have put into the document and we appreciate their high degree of engagement with industry so far. . .
An Auckland businessman has been fined more than $26,000 for offences related to making false therapeutic claims about honey and failing to ensure he was a registered exporter.
Jonathan Paul Towers, 43, has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court and fined $26,300 after earlier pleading guilty to one charge under the Food Act and one charge under the Animal Products Act. . .
To secure a 100-year water supply for Tasman and Nelson through the Waimea Community Dam, a group of local businesses has committed to invest $11 million in Waimea Irrigators Limited. Waimea Irrigators Limited (WIL) is issuing a Replacement Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) to shareholders today detailing its additional investment of $11.5 million in the $102 million Dam project.
In August it was announced that the cost of the project increased by $26 million. Subsequently, Tasman District Council (TDC) approved a revised funding proposal that included a greater WIL contribution. Through an investor vehicle and additional in loan funding from Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL), WIL can meet its commitment to the project. . .
Off the back of some seriously positive chirping, Air New Zealand and material innovation brand Allbirds have made their collaboratively designed eye mask, dubbed the ‘Bird Mask’, available to purchase online and at selected Nordstrom stores in the United States. . .
From today, fans of the Bird Mask can purchase their very own mask through the Allbirds online store, the Air New Zealand Airpoints™ Storeand Air New Zealand merchandise store, and at Nordstrom stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. . .
Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.
Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider – Francis Bacon
39 – Lucan, Roman poet was born, (d. 65).
644 Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, was martyred by a Persian slave in Medina.
1468 Liège was sacked by Charles I of Burgundy’s troops.
1783 John Austin, a highwayman, was the last person to be publicly hanged at London’s Tyburn gallows.
1783 The American Continental Army was disbanded.
1793 French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges was guillotined.
1801 Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, was born (d 1859).
1812 Napoleon’s armies were defeated at Vyazma.
1817 The Bank of Montreal, Canada’s oldest chartered bank, opened.
1838 The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper was founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
1848 A greatly revised Dutch constitution, drafted by Johan Rudolf Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Dutch monarchy, and strengthening the powers of parliament and ministers, was proclaimed.
1867 Garibaldi and his followers were defeated in the Battle of Mentanaand failed to end the Pope’s Temporal power in Rome.
1883 “Black Bart the poet” got away with his last stagecoach robbery, but left an incriminating clue that eventually led to his capture.
1886 Henry Reynolds launched his Anchor butter from a dairy factory at Pukekura, Waikato.
1886 – Manawatū rail link opened.
1887 Coimbra Academic Association, the oldest students’ union in Portugal, was founded.
1900 – Adolf Dassler, German businessman who founded Adidas, was born (d. 1978).
1901 – Leopold III of Belgium was born (d. 1983).
1903 Panama separated from Colombia.
1908 – Giovanni Leone, Italian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Italy, was born (d. 2001).
1911 Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
1913 The United States introduced an income tax.
1918 – Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general, was born (d. 2007).
1918 Austria-Hungary entered into an armistice with the Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.
1918 Poland declared its independence from Russia.
1921 – Charles Bronson, American actor, was born (d. 2003).
1924 – Violetta Elvin, Russian ballerina, was born.
1930 Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup.
1935 George II of Greece regained his throne through a popular plebiscite.
1942 Second Battle of El Alamein ended – German forces under Erwin Rommel were forced to retreat during the night.
1942 World War II: The Koli Point action began during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
1942 – Martin Cruz Smith, American author and screenwriter, was born.
1943 World War II: 500 aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastated Wilhelmshafen harbour in Germany.
1944 World War II: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest were captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.
1948 Lulu, British actress and singer, was born.
1952 Roseanne Barr, American actress and comedian, was born.
1954 Adam Ant, English singer, was born.
1964 Washington D.C. residents were able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
1967 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To began.
1969 Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addressed the nation on television and radio, asking the “silent majority” to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.
1973 NASA launched the Mariner 10 toward Mercury.
1978 Dominica gained independence from the United Kingdom.
1979 Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party were shot dead and seven were wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1982 The Salang tunnel fire in Afghanistan killed up to 2,000 people.
1986 Iran-Contra Affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reported that the United States had been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
1986 The Federated States of Micronesia gained independence from the United States.
1988 Tamil mercenaries tried to overthrow the Maldivian government.
2007 Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan, suspending the Constitution, imposing a State of Emergency, and firing the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
2013 – A solar eclipse swept across Africa, Europe and the Eastern United States.
2014 – One World Trade Center officially opened.
2015 – Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
2016 – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series to earn their first title in 108 years; ending the then longest title drought in US sports history.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia