Busted – Cen­tral Otago’s best kept se­cret

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - Amy Scott

As part of get­ting or­gan­ised for our Thai­land hol­i­day I was on the hunt for some easy-read­ing es­capist nov­els – ones you hap­pily do­nate to what­ever re­sort you’re stay­ing at when you come home. I found an ex­cel­lent source – not just hol­i­day nov­els but lots of dif­fer­ent pre-loved books on a va­ri­ety of top­ics – at Cen­tral Otago Waste Busters! And I pur­chased some of these books for as lit­tle as 50c. I did not re­alise how many other qual­ity re­us­able items – cups, jars, books, mag­a­zines, plat­ters, fur­ni­ture and even cloth­ing they have for sale. All at ex­cel­lent prices. I got a bar­gain and got to ful­fil my hippy side by sav­ing the planet. I felt great re­cy­cling and sup­port­ing a great cause. And what’s more I was let into their best kept se­cret – silent auc­tions. Ev­ery now and again they run a silent auc­tion. You can sign up to re­ceive their email news­let­ter and see pic­tures of what’s com­ing up for auc­tion. Or just pop in to see them – I was de­lighted with their friendly and pro­fes­sional cus­tomer ser­vice. They go above and be­yond. Sadly this time I missed out on the bright yel­low tea set but did se­cure the beau­ti­ful oak dresser. I love that we all have this op­por­tu­nity to sup­port a lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion tack­ling im­por­tant en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues on lim­ited fund­ing, ed­u­cat­ing us about re­cy­cling and reusing, pro­vid­ing jobs for lo­cals, po­si­tion­ing our community for a bet­ter fu­ture and pro­vid­ing us with op­por­tu­ni­ties to put knowl­edge into prac­tice – all while sup­ply­ing us with bar­gains to boot. Win, win, win, win, win wouldn’t you think?

Amy Scott is a for­mer lawyer turned pro­fes­sional speaker who is pas­sion­ate about ef­fec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ties.

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