On 11th of December 1931 the Statute of Westminster became law giving complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (not then part of Canada).
Jean Batten #OnThisDay
On October 16th 1936, Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator, completed the first solo flight from England to New Zealand
Scotland’s Farming Sector Hit By Energy Price Hikes & New Zealand FTA
The UK Government’s Free Trade Deal with New Zealand will seriously damage Scotland’s world renowned farming sector, Scottish Government Ministers have warned.
Wellbeing Survey Designed by Farmers & Crofters Launched
“Our hope is to launch the “Farmstrong” model here in Scotland, in 2022/23, developed for farmers by farmers.” John Scott
New Zealand Women Vote #OnThisDay
On 28th of November 1893 women in New Zealand voted in a General Election.
Scotland’s Farmers Angry At New Zealand Trade Deal
“Our fears that the process adopted by the UK Government in agreeing the Australia deal would set a dangerous precedent going forward have just been realised. ” – NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy
Kate Edger #OnThisDay
On the 11th of July 1877, Kate Edger graduated with a BA in Latin and Mathematics from the University of New Zealand.
In Orkney 75.9% of adults have received their first dose of #Covid Vaccine
In Scotland 2,608,831 people have had their first dose of the vaccine – 57.4%
Magnetic reversal and demise of the Neanderthals?
“Combined with the highly precise growth-ring dating, the climatic changes over the 1700 year lifetime of the kauri tree can be linked to other records of environmental change. “
#Covid19 Vaccine – Uncertain Global Access
Scotland has 130,650 doses available for delivery (as of 16th December) with 50% of those having to be retained as all those vaccinated require 2 doses