TV aerials pull in cash

Last updated 05:00 29/01/2014
Yvette Batten /Fairfax NZ
Money made: New Plymouth Egmont Lions Club member Jim Aitken, left, and The Antenna Man owners Emily and Craig Julian with cash  from the collection.

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The antennas are collected, weighed and now the New Plymouth Egmont Lions Club has some more money to put back into the community.

In July last year, just before the country switched to digital television, the club began collecting unwanted antennas to sell as scrap metal.

At the last weigh-in the aluminium donated weighed 100 kilograms and there was an additional 140kg of steel.

This raised almost $200, which the club will use to support individual community activities.

Club member Jim Aitken said this included families struggling with medical emer-gencies and children going to speech or sports competitions.

"We're very strong on trying to support youth activities, so the money will go into the pool," he said.

"I'd just like to recognise the public's effort to give us aerials."

One of the scheme's pivotal supporters was The Antenna Man. Owner Craig Julian said he'd continue to collect the antennas while on the job for Lions.

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