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For the first time, householders can now opt out of receiving next year's copies of the Yellow and White s books.
Communications Minister Amy Adams said today that in an "increasingly digital age" people seemed comfortable accessing information online. This year's deliveries will continue as normal, but people can register their request to opt out of receiving books.
Green Party information and communications technology spokesman Gareth Hughes had ly called for the government to introduce an opt-in system for Best dating site gamers phone books, but said he welcomed the move. Hughes said he probably had not used a phone book in 10 years "except for paper weights or to prop up a computer screen".
Yellow chief executive Michael Boersen said the system was being introduced gradually to ensure the books' users and advertisers were not disadvantaged. Boersen said the company's research indicated ''plenty Mini dachshund sacramento people'' used the books regularly.
It's about giving people choice. There will be no change in distribution for businesses advertising in the books, but updated circulation s for will be provided for next year's advertisers, Boersen said.
Auckland residents can opt out of the business book, but must opt in to receive the residential book. Outside of Auckland, the Yellow s and While s are combined into a single book, so if residents opt-out of Drug classification of neurontin, they will automatically be opting out of both.
Opt-out requests will stick with the address, so if people move in the future, they will need to check their new address to see if books will be received. Sick of heavy phone books cluttering up your kitchen bench or weighing down the recycling bin?
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Here's a list of five things you can do with your old phone books:. Raise the height of your computer monitor to relieve neck strain.
Fuel home fires Games the girl cold winter nights, particularly useful for students with illegal wood burners. Impress all your friends at a party by ripping it in half, strongman style. Use them as booster seats for small family members at the dinner table. Not NZTA approved.
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Stuff cracks in window frames to block winter draughts. Especially useful for earthquake-damaged houses.
Opt out of getting the White and Yellow s. Sarah-Jane O'ConnorMar 19