Community good and an outlet for ‘grumpy old men’ — who’s keen?

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“Good Sorts” on TV1 recently showed a bunch of so-called “Grumpy Old Men” in Whanganui who strip down old electronic assemblies, to make money for the community, from the scrap they recover. On Tuesday night on The Project, on Three, these guys popped up again.

I spent my working career in the electronics/communications industry. Electronic assemblies like TVs, stereos, computers, etc are hard to get rid of and op shops don’t seem to take them.

What I would like to know is, is there any interest in operating this here?

It seems like a win-win situation to me, on several fronts. Money could be made for the community and a social outlet might be brought into existence for local “grumpy old men”.

Interested parties could meet and suss out the possibilities.

One immediately thinks of the bureaucratic hurdles to be overcome, but then I thought, if a Whanganui group can do it, why can’t we?

I can be reached at 06 867 9231 and my email is available on request from there.

My car rego starts with GMP, which a friend of mine assures me stands for grumpy male person. Wow! I’m half way there!

Ron Taylor

“Good Sorts” on TV1 recently showed a bunch of so-called “Grumpy Old Men” in Whanganui who strip down old electronic assemblies, to make money for the community, from the scrap they recover. On Tuesday night on The Project, on Three, these guys popped up again.

I spent my working career in the electronics/communications industry. Electronic assemblies like TVs, stereos, computers, etc are hard to get rid of and op shops don’t seem to take them.

What I would like to know is, is there any interest in operating this here?

It seems like a win-win situation to me, on several fronts. Money could be made for the community and a social outlet might be brought into existence for local “grumpy old men”.

Interested parties could meet and suss out the possibilities.

One immediately thinks of the bureaucratic hurdles to be overcome, but then I thought, if a Whanganui group can do it, why can’t we?

I can be reached at 06 867 9231 and my email is available on request from there.

My car rego starts with GMP, which a friend of mine assures me stands for grumpy male person. Wow! I’m half way there!

Ron Taylor

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Ric Coleman, Hastings - 3 months ago
How about approaching your local Menzshed with the idea?

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