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Fax to Marlborough District Council

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13 March 2001

Mr. Gerald Hope
Mayor
Marlborough District Council
Blenheim
Mr. Andrew Besley, Chief Executive

03 5785249
03 5786866

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John Porter
PO Box 56 334,
Dominion Rd,
Mt Eden,
Auckland

09 - 846 0848
twm@twm.co.nz


 
SUBJECT:  Drought relief for Marlborough and other areas.

Dear Mr Hope,

With regard to the serious drought situation in Marlborough. I am offering my weather modification service and experience should you and your colleagues feel that they may be relevant to your needs.
During the drought of 1997-98 a similar offer was posted to Mr Bailey, former President of NZ Fed Farmers. The offer was declined and, you may recall, the cost to farmers amounted to one billion dollars and the overall economic loss was several billion dollars. Approximately half of those losses could have been avoided if the offer had been accepted at the time. 
Past experience has shown that many organizations respond negatively to the solution that is offered and unfortunately the consequences have been severe but avoidable. With patience, understanding and goodwill I am certain that we can resolve many of the issues that will undoubtedly arise.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
John Porter
WM Consultant

PLEASE NOTE:
You have my permission to distribute this offer to other district councils that are similarly affected by drought.
 

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FOOTNOTE: 
G. HopeSee additional correspondence with Marlborough mayor, Gerald Hope.
 
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