Success for Coromandel's TV Take Back scheme
Success for Coromandel's TV Take Back
Coromandel's TV TakeBack programme
finished ysterday with 1,702 TVs collected and saved from
being sent to landfill.
As New Zealand television
broadcasting went digital, the government launched a
national scheme to encourage the recycling of unwanted
Our five Refuse Transfer Stations worked with
the Seagull Centre in Thames, Coromandel Independent Living
Trust (CILT) and Smart Environmental Ltd under RCN e-Cycle
to roll out the programme in the Coromandel.
Coromandel, 161 TVs were collected for recycling, 128 in
Tairua, 295 in Whangamata, 504 in Whitianga, and 614 in
Nationally, 224,703 TVs have been collected for
recycling as part of the TV TakeBack programme.
to thank our Refuse Transfer Teams for their hard work over
the last six months on this programme as well as The Seagull
Centre in Thames and CILT in Coromandel for their
involvement and continued efforts to recycle e-Waste in the
For more information about the TV TakeBack
programme, see the official website
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>