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2008-08-05 15:00:27

By BASHAM, Laura Training in agriculture is proving to be a way to get ahead for young people with a love of the outdoors, reports Laura Basham ---- ---------------- FARM PAY IN NELSON REGION Dairy farm worker: $28,000-$35,000 Herd manager: $36,000-$45,000 Farm manager: $55,000- $65,000 Sharemilker: $90,000-$150,000 Other benefits: subsidised accommodation, food, power, phone, transport, and production and performance bonuses. -------------------- Tristan Wastney did not want to go...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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