Busted – Central Otago’s best kept secret
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.