Keev – a tub or vat for holding liquid, especially in brewing or bleaching; to put in a tub for fermentation.
Making a bigger boom – Jacqueline Rowarth:
Jacqueline Rowarth contemplates the best way to create the next big noise, whether revolutionary or disruptive, in the agricultural sector.
Before the iPod, there were boomboxes. ‘Cool’ people held large-speaker music machines on their shoulders polluting the environment with their choice of music noise as they rocked past.
A man named Jonathan Ive changed all that. His ear buds and compact devices revolutionised the music experience. Jonathan Ive also invented the iMac, iPhone and iPad.
He had a team of about 15 people working with him, but he is the design genius. And he says that to truly make a difference, you have to think about the problem, identify how to make the experience better, and then be prepared to pour money into it. . .
Iwi land makes strong income -Richard Rennie:
Maori business investment through iwi ownership is playing an increasing role in the primary sector.
Statistics New Zealand said Maori authority businesses generated a record surplus before tax of $720 million in 2017.
Iwi assets have grown on average 7% a year between 2012 and 2017 to total $20 billion.
Maori agricultural assets comprise 13% or $2.6 billion with the bulk held as land.
Iwi agricultural assets generated income of $337m in 2017 with a surplus before tax of $56m, up from $42m in 2012. . .
Institute member for 50 years honoured – Toni Williams:
After a lifetime of helping others in her community, and beyond, Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes president Mavis Wilkins has been awarded the highest honour in the Women’s Institute (WI), a Gold Honours Badge.
Mrs Wilkins, a member of Lowcliffe WI, was one of just five women around the country to be awarded the national badge this year. The others were from the West Coast, Buller, Manawatu and Papamoa Beach.
The award, nominated by Netherby WI president Denise Clark and former-Mid Canterbury Federation president Jude Vaughan, acknowledged Mrs Wilkins’ 52 years of active service with WI, including work with Rural Support Trust, Civil Defence Emergency Management Canterbury, on the Suffrage 125 Steering Group, 20 years with ACWW Pacific Region Projects group and her WI Good Service Badge, presented in 1990. . .
Pāmu has committed to upgrading the insulation in its South Island farmhouses and all new house stock with insulation produced with recycled wool.
Pāmu has over 500 houses on farms across New Zealand, housing its workers and their families, and Chief Executive Steve Carden says it is important that all homes are well insulated.
“As landlords, we are committed to ensuring our staff accommodation is well insulated against the extreme weather many of our farm housing experiences.” . .
George Bunnett from Craggy Range became the Bayer Wairarapa Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019 on 20 June following the competition held at Te Kairanga in Martinborough.
Congratulations also to Hilary Forster from Matahiwi for being Runner Up.
It was a bright, frosty start but lovely blue skies for the contestants to compete amongst the vines as they rotated around a range of practical and theoretical challenges as well as going head to head in the BioStart Hortisports race at lunchtime. This race included viticultural challenges such as pruning, netting and putting together some irrigation, but also included some fun elements such as bread & cheese tasting as well as creating a bunch of grapes from play dough. . .
AgroIndustry secretariat opened the public hearings before to release new GMO cotton. In this occasion, it treats about the SYN IR 102-7 trait that confers to the crop insect resistance via VIPCot technology and the stacking of this trait with other four that confers cotton resistance to glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides, and insects (lepidopters) via three action-modes.
The public hearings (non-binding) will be open until May 25th. Since the first GMO cotton released in 1998 (MON 1445 or insect resistance), in 2009 Argentine Government authorized the stack MON 531 x MON 1445 or glyphosate and insect resistance, in 2015 the BCS-GHØØ2-5 x ACS-GHØØ1-3 GHB614xLLCotton25 (glufosinate, glyphosate and insect resistance by Bayer), and in 2019 the HPD and glyphosate herbicide-resistant cotton (solicited by BASF).
“This means that biotechnology companies have confidence in the future of the cotton production in the country”, a http://www.eFarmNewsAr.com source told after knew the public hearing. “We are expecting the soon commercial launching of this necessary technologies”, they added. . .
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Flowers give a prolonged delight to all, both in the garden and out of it; and though one can buy cut flowers, one cannot buy the happiness which they give us as they grow – A.A. Milne.
168 BC Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeated and captured Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War.
1593 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeated the Turks.
1633 The Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
1680 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter, was born (d. 1754).
1713 Lord John Philip Sackville, English MP and cricketer, was born (d. 1765).
1757 George Vancouver, British explorer, was born (d. 1798).
1783 A poisonous cloud from Laki volcanic eruption in Iceland reached Le Havre in France .
1844 North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon was founded at Yale University.
1845 Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) was born (d. 1868).
1848 Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
1856 H. Rider Haggard, English author, was born (d. 1925).
1887 Julian Huxley, British biologist, was born (d. 1975).
1893 The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rammed the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sank taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet’s commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
1897 British colonial officers Rand and Ayerst were assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Ranade. They are considered the first martyrs to the cause of India’s freedom from Britain.
1898 Spanish-American War: United States Marines landed in Cuba.
1906 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and pilot, was born (d. 2001).
1906 The Flag of Sweden was adopted.
1907 The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opened.
1910 John Hunt, Leader of the 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest, was born (d. 1998).
1918 The Hammond circus train wreck killed 86 and injured 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
1919 The Flag of the Faroe Islands was raised for the first time.
1922 Bill Blass, American fashion designer, was born (d. 2002).
1922 Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners were killed in Herrin, Illinois.
1932 Prunella Scales, English actress, was born.
1936 Kris Kristofferson, American singer/songwriter and actor, was born.
1940 France was forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
1941 The June Uprising in Lithuania began.
1941 Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merged to one group.
1942 Erwin Rommel was promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
1944 Peter Asher, British singer, guitarist and producer (Peter & Gordon), was born.
1944 Opening day of the Soviet Union’s Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre.
1949 Meryl Streep, American actress. was born.
1953 – Cyndi Lauper, American singer, was born.
1954 Pauline Parker, 16, and her best friend Juliet Hulme, 15, killed Pauline’s mother, Honora, in Victoria Park, Christchurch.
1957 Garry Gary Beers, Australian bassist from group INXS, was born.
1957 The Soviet Union launched an R-12 missile for the first time (in Kapustin Yar).
1962 An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashed in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies killing 113.
1964 Dan Brown, American author, was born.
1969 The Cuyahoga River caught fire, which triggered a crack-down on pollution in the river.
1978 Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, was discovered.
1984 Virgin Atlantic Airways launched with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
2003 The largest hailstone ever recorded fell in Aurora, Nebraska
2009 June 22, 2009 Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collided in Washington, D.C., killing 9 and injuring over 80.
2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
2012 – A Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter plane was shot down by the Syrian Armed Forces, killing both of the plane’s pilots and worsening already-strained relations between Turkey and Syria.
2015 – The Afghan National Assembly building was attacked by gunmenafter a suicide bombing. All 6 of the gunmen were killed, with 18 people injured.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia