Not sure about the rest of you, but I am already sick of picking up peoples dumped rubbish on our rural road. The higher the dump fees the more crap will buildup on peoples lawns( as they cannot afford to dispose of it properly through the waste resource centres) and on the side of the road. By all means put up the price, that will cover the cost of councils paying their staff to drive out to the country to pick up the crap dumped on the side of the roads. How very short sighted that is.
Time to encourage recycling not discourage due to cost! Those who can think outside the square need to come up with solutions, ban plastic bottles, bring back glass ones that encourage people to return them. I used to buy all my lollies on returned bottles when I was a child, not a good use of funds, but by collecting bottles you would probably pay your Spark account or save it for winters power bill and there will be no waste to dispose of! Perhaps the takeaways could think about returnable packaging, most of the rubbish I see is KFC, McDonald or subway wrappers and drink containers (with straws). There must be a better way and necessity always leads to invention so lets hope this discussion will kick someone into action. The other killer is the makeup companies with single use packaging, we used to be able to buy refills, why now can you only by your product in a new plastic container? I'm sure being able to refill your holders would reduce the cost of beauty.
How do we stop this?
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Housing Advice Centre administers the Manawatū Ready-to-rent programme and is looking for an
Organiser for a part-time, fixed term position.
Ready-to-rent is a programme for people wanting to rent, to help them gain skills, knowledge and an understanding about what it means to be a good tenant.
We are seeking an organiser who can take responsibility for running the Ready-to-rent programme from February to December 2020.
This is an opportunity for someone who likes people; is organised and enjoys collecting and analysing data to produce reports.
A minimum of five hours per week is envisaged for most of the year going to up to 20 hours on the week when the programme is running.
It would be helpful if you have access to a reliable car.
Specifically, we are looking for someone with the following skills/experiences:
Able to set up and administer data to create reports.
Previous experience in working with people with a warm and caring manner.
Good communication skills
Agile and strong enough to set up and clean a training space and kitchen
Able to interact in a non-judgemental way with all types of people regardless of their
The ability to make a good scone (or similar) would be welcomed.
Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work visa.
The successful applicant will have to undertake a vetting process.
The job description for this role can be found attached and on our website: Https://www.housingadvice.org.nz
Please apply by 3pm Wednesday 29th January 2020 at firstname.lastname@example.org or post to or drop off at Housing Advice Centre 77 King Street
Palmerston North 4410.