A hike through the wilderness: Our journey to organic farming with Cathy Tait-Jamieson
Monday 13 May 2019
Te Ara a Tāwhaki* Lecture Theatre
Te Wānanga o Raukawa, 144 Tasman Road, Ōtaki
From conventional town supply dairy farming on the family farm to certified organic agriculture and Biofarm Yoghurt production and distribution throughout New Zealand. This has been like a 40 year hike through the wilderness - beautiful but having to watch every step.
In this lecture Cathy Tait-Jamieson will their journey to organic farming.
Nau mai, haere mai - all welcome!
*No food, shoes or photograghs inside the theatre, bottled water only
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
Any thoughts on the picture and where it was taken?
Canada geese using a Kāpiti lake as a toilet have been told to Flock Off.
More than 200 geese have been calling Awatea Lake home, depositing up to 400 kilograms a day of poo into the lake.
A lack of action from the Kāpiti Coast District Council has infuriated some locals, resulting in a petition calling on the council to get rid of the birds.
The council recently responded by announcing it was trialing a bird repellent, Flock Off, as a short-term option, as it looks for a permanent solution.
Do you think Flock Off will work?