Its probably in the best interests of orcon to delay rolling out any more infrastructure in places where a quick dollar can't be made. If they can be seen to be complaining about something being unfair then it probably makes them look like the 'good guy' while they are doing it.
Telecom wholesale certainly can't sell access below cost if there's no chance of an ROI in the near future.
And where is all the investment in unbundled services from telstraclear after years of whining and lobbying?
Vodafone appear to be a lot more active in these areas - good for them. Unfortunately most of the $$ spent with vodafone disappear offshore.