Tabor – a small drum, especially one used simultaneously by the player of a simple pipe; small drum with one head of soft calfskin used to accompany a pipe or fife played by the same person.
Farmers in fear – Annette Scott:
Farmers were living in fear of the unpredictable Tasman fire today as they talked of narrow escapes while worrying about their stock.
They were also grappling with the difficulty of dealing with bureaucrats and concern about water for the immediate future.
Farmers caught up in the fires just needed to talk to someone who understood their plight, farming leader and Redwood Valley farmer Graeme Sutton said. . .
Carbon price makes trees valuable – Tim Fulton:
A rising carbon price under the Emissions Trading Scheme has changed a Canterbury sheep farmer’s attitude to exotic forestry and native regrowth. Tim Fulton reports.
No way, Romney breeder Hugh Taylor says now when he inspects his redwood and regenerating native trees.
But it wasn’t always that way.
He did once consider spraying the 600ha plantation.
Five years ago Taylor and family moved from gentle country at Oxford to harder North Canterbury hill country hoping to show clients how well their stock could shift. . .
Sheep and beef farms dominate the Southland finalists in the 2019 Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Farmer Michael Bashford has a 528ha sheep and beef-finishing farm at Tokanui in southern Southland. Mr Bashford’s property encompasses the original site of the Progress Valley sawmill and a 51.7ha native bush block on the property is about to mark 30 years under a QEII covenant.
Duncan and Kerralie Falconer farm in Eastern Southland, on a 591ha property at Waimumu. The farm is a classic family farm which has grown as parcels of land were bought and added to the property. Stock run on the property include 5500 sheep – Wairere and Texel-Suffolk – as well as 125 R1 heifers.
Travis Leslie and Catriona Cunningham manage Kepler Farm near Te Anau, which is part of Landcorp’s genetic programme. The property covers 1640ha, of which 1503ha is farmed. . .
It may not be the oldest but the Nightcaps Young Farmers group is certainly in the top three in New Zealand.
At the weekend, the Southland group celebrated in style to mark its 500th meeting.
It was a significant milestone from the group, as especially about 10 years ago the club only had five members. . .
Milking deer could open up a new high-value dairy industry for New Zealand, reckons Queenstown entrepreneur Graeme Shaw, who is launching a world first, locally made deer milk skincare range.
His Kotia beauty brand will be presented to more than 70 industry buyers and media flown into the resort town this month.
A significant distribution deal for the skincare has already been arranged here and in Australia in partnership with McPhersons Consumer Products. This will see the products in the big Priceline pharmacy chain and locally in selected Green Cross (Life and Unichem) pharmacies and Farmers stores.
But it is the vast Asian market which ultimately offers the most export potential. . .
Sheep entries high at Waiau A&P Show – Shirley Whyte:
Sheep numbers were high at this year’s 80th Waiau A&P Show in Tuatapere on Saturday.
Waiau A&P Show Secretary Isobel Devery said the committee was delighted with the day’s events.
“It has been a great day with perfect weather, not too hot and not too cold. Horse entries were well up on previous years,” Devery said. . .
The taxman is researching the public’s views on globalisation and fairness in the tax system. Questions had included where respondents sit on the political spectrum, prompting questions of whether taxpayers are funding sensitive political polling. . .
After days of defending the research, Inland Revenue conceded on Saturday night that it was wrong to ask the political question.
“We should not have included the question about political spectrum,” group head of communications and marketing Andrew Stott said, adding that the department would not include the question in its research.
Inland Revenue was forced to reveal details of the $125,000 research project it is undertaking with polling company Colmar Brunton, after repeatedly playing down its significance. . .
A tweeter who was polled said she was also asked how much she trusts Air New Zealand and Fonterra and if large companies are paying their fair share.
IRD has admitted it was wrong to ask about political affiliation. Are questions about trusting two businesses and whether large companies are paying their fair share any better?
What relevance would that have to IRD’s business? Why would views on these matters matter to it?
IRD should be concentrating on policy and advice and leave politics and spin to the politicians.
It would be faster if you were a dictatorship of course! I suppose scientifically that dictatorship is the way … but we reject that entirely. It [democracy] is slower. Yes, the more people that take part, it means that we take that much more time in making decisions … but generally speaking this is adequate in a democracy. – Sir Keith Holyoake who was born on this day in 1904.
1531 Henry VIII was recognised as supreme head of the Church of England.
1752 Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, opened.
1790 Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitioned U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
1794 First session of United States Senate open to the public.
1808 Anthracite coal was first burned as a fuel, experimentally.
1847 Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor, was born (d. 1931).
1861 United States House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
1864 Charles Heaphy was recommended for a VC for rescuing a soldier while under fire.
1873 King Amadeus I of Spain abdicated.
1904 Sir Keith Holyoake, Prime Minister and Governor General of New Zealand, was born (d. 1983).
1917 Sidney Sheldon, American author, was born (d. 2007).
1919 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born actress, was born (d. 1995).
1920 King Farouk I of Egypt, was born (d. 1965).
1929 Italy and the Vatican signed the Lateran Treaty.
1934 Mary Quant, English fashion designer, was born.
1936 Burt Reynolds, American actor, was born.
1938 Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer, was born.
1939 – Bryan Gould, New Zealand-English politician
1939 A Lockheed XP-38 flew from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
1943 General Dwight Eisenhower was selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
1948 John Costello succeeded Éamon de Valera as Taoiseach of Ireland.
1964 Sarah Palin, 11th Governor of Alaska, was born.
1969 Jennifer Aniston, American actress, was born.
1971 Eighty-seven countries signed the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters.
1973 Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam took place.
1978 – Censorship: China lifted a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens.
1979 Islamic revolution of Iran achieved victory under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
1987 Philippines constitution went into effect.
1991 UNPO, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, formed in The Hague.
1997 Space Shuttle Discovery was launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
2013 – Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the papacy, the first pontiff to resign in more than half a millennium.
2014 – A military transport plane crashed in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.
2015 – A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.
2016 – A man shot six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.
2017 – North Korea test fired a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
2018 – Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashed near Moscow. All 71 people on board died.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia