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Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/funding Social smoking lecture Social smokers are being invited to a free public lecture by internationally renowned United States expert in tobacco control Professor Joseph DiFranza. The lecture will be on the phenom- enon of social smoking on July 26 at the University of Auckland. Mr DiFranza says many young smokers do not feel they are addicted, or even think of themselves as smokers. But research now shows that most non-daily smokers are strongly addicted to nicotine, even if they don't realise it.'' Professor DiFranza promises to pro- vide an easy to understand expla- nation on how nicotine addiction devel- ops and how to recognise it early. Addiction can start very quickly.'' Mr DiFranza is being hosted by the National Institute for Health Inno- vation at the University for Auckland and has more than 30 years' experi- ence researching youth smoking and the impact of tobacco marketing on adolescents. The lecture, titled So you think you are a social smoker -- who are you kid- ding? is from 5pm to 6pm on July 26 at the Owen G Glenn Building, Univer- sity of Auckland Business School, 12 Grafton Rd, Room 260-098. New rubbish regime agreed for region Disposal choice: Waiheke Island residents are still able to choose between red bags and wheelie bins to dispose of their rubbish. WAIHEKE RUBBISH COLLECTION PLANS Recycling -- retention of rates-funded kerbside collection, but with choice of wheelie bin sizes available, 140L to 360L, and a wider range of recyclables collected. Rubbish -- retention of wheelie bins, but choice of 60L to 240L available, and disposer-pays will be introduced, with a charge per lift. There will still be the option of pre-paid bags or bins. No kerbside collection of organic food and green waste unlike urban areas of Auckland. Inorganic material -- retention of the biennial rates-funded kerbside collection. The first region-wide plan for tackling the 1.2 million tonnes of waste the Auckland region sends to landfill each year has been cre- ated. Auckland Council adopted a new Waste Management and Minimisation Plan earlier this month. The plan contains a new disposer-pays system for Manu- kau and central Auckland, which includes Waiheke Island. Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse says the plan provides a blueprint for reducing household and com- mercial waste during the next few years and beyond. About 80 per cent of submit- ters supported the target of a 30 per cent reduction in domestic kerbside waste sent to landfill by 2018,'' she says. Now it's time to roll up our sleeves and work with the waste industry, businesses, local boards and the community to achieve this ambitious goal.'' Ms Hulse says the actions out- lined in the plan will be rolled out in stages during the next few years. Major changes to kerbside col- lections will not start until 2015, as current contracts expire. A lot of communication and community education will happen beforehand to ensure people know how they can reduce waste and keep user-charges to a minimum, particularly in Manukau and cen- tral Auckland where disposer- pays for rubbish will be new but where targeted rates for rubbish collection will reduce.'' Councillor Noelene Raffills, who chaired the hearings panel on the draft plan, says the final plan shows councillors have listened to the public and addressed various community and industry con- cerns. We've recognised the need for flexible options for rural areas, the Hauraki Gulf islands and multi-unit dwellings for example,'' she says. We've also responded to feedback about working collabor- atively with the waste industry, community groups and others to pilot, develop or implement solu- tions.''
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