Dear anonymous “Sniff Test”: The purpose of this report is …

Comment on The Greens are wrong on station sale: MacFarlane by Erwin Chlanda.

Dear anonymous “Sniff Test”: The purpose of this report is to give Tina MacFarland the right of reply to the inaccurate claim by the Greens that she has sold her station offshore.
Despite several invitations from us the Greens have not provided a statement for publication explaining their claim.
If you are seeking “facts and figures” about water availability and management you will find tens of thousands of words on the subject in our seven million word online archive – feel free to google it any time.
Far from taking our readers for idiots, providing this comprehensive information, dating back to 1998 (and further in our print archive), acknowledges our readers’ quest for information about these issues.
All along we are reporting under the by-lines of our actual names, and so do many of our comment writers who substantially add to the information presented in these pages.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor

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Hi Ian Sharp, “Surprised!” and the other correspondents: Thank you for your comments!
May I suggest that the ambiguity of “Monkey see, monkey do!” has received the discussion it well deserves.
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Many tanks for your comment, Domenico.
We’re happy to provide you access to our photo archive and publish comparative photos you may like to supply.
More interesting than the 2018 report you refer to would be the report currently being prepared about the fires last summer. As we reported it is still incomplete and when finished, will be withheld from the public.
You state: “I’m not sure that water-bombing aircraft would be very useful in fighting our type of (scrub)fires, outside of the immediate urban area.”
The expert we spoke with had no doubt about that – see one of our earlier our reports about the subject.
When you have clarity about that question please let us and our readers know.
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@ Surprised: “Very expensive power.” Depends how you look at it: As sunlight is free, the cost of the 30% power lost is zero. It’s not like losing 30% of gas or oil which we would have to buy.
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