| institutions confirmed entrenched cultural
inertia, procrastination and denial. Such negative attitudes merely served to
the drought and increase costs to farmers, electricity consumers and
The relevant authorities
were contacted in March. However, not
everyone was in favour of WM. The lessons of 1997-98 were ignored
the existing situation was exacerbated with a power
crisis (July | Aug) making its contribution. See correspondence
the Minister of Energy, Hon. Pete
Current and past
WM activities have already made a significant negative economic
impact. Whether this becomes an on-going trend will depend on Pakeha
to Indigenous WM.DROUGHT NEWS
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attitudes engender negative consequences
drought cost to May 2001: $ 530 Million.
to December 2001: $ 1 Billion plus.
A good "return" on an investment
of less than $1,000.