Dehiscence – the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores; the release of materials by the splitting open of an organ or tissue; a surgical complication in which a wound ruptures along a surgical incision.
Whenever I go on a trip, I think about all the homes I’ve had & I remember how little has changed about what comforts me. – Comfort – © 2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.
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January in Marlborough has matched the record for the region’s hottest month since records began in 1932.
The month also smashed the record for days above 30C, with 10 sweltering days compared to the previous record of six in 1990.
But hotter days and cooler nights saw the month tie with January 2018 and February 1998 for the title of ‘hottest ever month’ in Marlborough with the mean temperature of 20.7 degrees Celsius, Plant and Food Research scientist Rob Agnew said. . .
Up to 75 jobs from new North Waikato chicken hatchery – Gerald Piddock:
The opening of a multimillion dollar chicken hatchery in Waikato’s north has bought with it between 50 and 75 jobs and economic benefits to the entire region, say locals and iwi leaders.
Owned by American poultry giant Cobb Vantress, the $70 million hatchery in Rangiriri West, north of Huntly, currently employs 50 staff. That will expand to between 70-75 people once it is fully operational later this year.
For locals Stephen Pearce and Phillip Lorimer, employment at the hatchery was too good of an opportunity for locals to pass up. . .
Using Landcorp farms in a restructured vocational education training system for the primary industry is one option being considered by the Government.
Farming leaders have called on the Government to buy Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre’s Masterton campus from the liquidators to secure future vocational farm training, saying once gone it will be difficult and costly to replace.
“It is crucial that facility in Masterton remains available to agricultural training,” Federated Farmers chief executive Terry Copeland says. . .
Game-changing new research into how plantain crops can reduce nitrogen loss from dairy farms will put upper Manawatu farmers at the forefront of dairy science.
Dairy farmers in the Tararua catchment face reducing nitrogen loss from pastures by an average of 60% to meet the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council’s One Plan targets.
To achieve them farmers are adopting a range of on-farm changes and the region’s new plantain research could be a key component. . .
Farmers are out of patience with councils that treat them as cash cows, with a new Federated Farmers survey showing less than 4% believe they get good value for money from their rates.
“It’s local government election year and those chasing our votes can expect some very pointy questions on why average council rates in New Zealand jumped 79.7% between June 2007 and June 2017 when inflation (CPI) for the same period was only 23.1%,” Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. . .
More than a hundred rowdy sheep pressed up against the gates of the corral as Irene Bennalley drew near. Dogs yipped, rams snorted.
Just after 7:30 a.m., she flung open the pen and the woolly mob charged out in a cloud of dust. Well-trained dogs struggled to keep order as the flock moved across the bone-dry earth searching for stray bits of grass or leaves.
“Back! Back!” the 62-year-old Bennalley shouted at the stragglers separating from the flock — ripe pickings for coyotes or packs of wild dogs. . .
These photos were taken by the Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick from a light plane over southern Queensland near Goondiwindi, on Wednesday.
They show rivers such as the Condamine relatively full, and storages on cotton farms holding thousands of megalitres of water.
Yet three hours away in north-west New South Wales, the Barwon and Darling rivers are a series of muddy pools. . .
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1377 More than 2,000 people of Cesena were slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
1637 Tulip mania collapsed in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) by government order.
1690 The colony of Massachusetts issued the first paper money in America.
1777 – John Cheyne, British physician, surgeon and author, was born (d. 1836).
1809 Felix Mendelssohn, German composer, was born (d. 1847).
1821 Elizabeth Blackwell, first female American physician, was born (d. 1910)
1867 Emperor Meiji became the 122nd emperor of Japan.
1868 – A killer storm swept New Zealand. The greatest loss of life in a single event during this storm was at Waireka Creek, near Oamaru, where nine people were killed as a flash flood swept away their houses. Another 13 fatalities came from the 12 ships wrecked by the wild seas whipped up by the storm. Seven lives were lost when the Fortune was stranded 10 miles south of Hokianga and five when the Star of Tasmania went ashore at Oamaru, including the two Baker children, who drowned in berths where they had been put to keep safe.
1870 The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, granting voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
1874 Gertrude Stein, American writer, was born (d. 1946).
1894 Norman Rockwell, American illustrator, was born (d. 1978).
1899 Doris Speed, English actress, was born (d. 1994).
1907 James Michener, American author, was born (d. 1997).
1913 The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
1916 Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burned down.
1918 The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco started service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
1927 Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer, was born (d. 2015).
1931 The Hawkes Bay earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck – New Zealand’s worst natural disaster killed 258 people.
1932 Peggy Ann Garner, American actress, was born (d. 1984).
1943 Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations), was born.
1944 Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress, was born.
1947 Dave Davies, English musician (The Kinks), was born.
1947 The lowest temperature in North America was recorded in Snag, Yukon.
1950 Morgan Fairchild, American actress, was born.
1958 Founding of the Benelux Economic Union.
1959 Lol Tolhurst, English musician (The Cure), was born.
1960 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan spoke of the “a wind of change” of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.
1966 The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft made the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
1967 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia was hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
1969 Yasser Arafat was appointed Palestine Liberation Organisation leader at the Palestinian National Congress.
1971 New York Police Officer Frank Serpico was shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survived to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
1976 Isla Fisher, Australian actress, was born.
1988 Iran-Contra Affair: The United States House of Representatives rejected President Ronald Reagan’s request for $36.25 million to aid Nicaraguan Contras.
1989 P.W. Botha resigned party leadership and the presidency of South Africa.
1989 A military coup overthrew Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
1996 The Lijiang earthquake in China struck, killing 200 people.
1998 – Cavalese cable-car disaster: a United States Military pilot caused the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
2007 A Baghdad market bombing killed at least 135 people and injured a further 339.
2011 – All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses were officially distributed to regional authorities.
2014 – Two peoplewere shot and killed and 29 students are taken hostage at a high school in Moscow, Russia.
2015 – A collision between a commuter train and a passenger vehicle killed six in Valhalla, New York.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.