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Refurbishing office computers for schools and the community

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The Computer Access New Zealand Trust was replaced by
The eDay New Zealand Trust in 2010.
This website has been retained for historical purposes but viewers
should refer to the eDay website for all activities after 1 July 2010.

Acceptable use policy for the CANZ programme

The purposes to which donated hardware may be put when placed in the hands of the programme and its refurbishers are as follows:

  • In the first instance, functioning machines which meet or exceed the industry standard are cleaned and tested, and data and software completely removed from hard drives. Machines are then refurbished to a set of nationally agreed baseline standards, fully licensed operating systems and other software installed and sold through the refurbishers' normal channels
  • Schools have first call on all machines.
  • Not-for-profit organisations have second call
  • Non-standard machines may also be sold to schools to meet clearly defined and understood needs.
  • Other machines may be donated to schools for fundraising purposes or to those with special education needs which can be met by specific machines
  • Any remaining operational machines may be disposed of through the refurbishers' normal channels.

Any machines which are not functional or below standard follow this process:

  • Otherwise usable parts are stripped from the machine and reused in other machines.
  • Some parts, such as floppy drives, which are not needed for the refurbishing process are sold through other channels to help defray the refurbishing cost.
  • All remaining parts are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, to standards mandated by local or national authority, and where feasible, in excess of those standards.

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