Communication, Networking and Partnerships

This is a key focus area for Energise Ōtaki. It organises walks and workshops around practical projects such as how to keep your house warm, repairing bikes, growing food, updating what is happening in the energy space and participating in community events.

  • Talking About Energy

    In 2016 Energise Ōtaki used some of the WWF award to fund a 60 minute film of people in Ōtaki talking about energy, the issues and the future and what they would like to see happen. It is used for a range of purposes.
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  • The Public Infrastructure and Council Services focus area

    Kapiti Coast District Council has a strong interest in clean technology as an economic development opportunity.  Underpinning this is a long term interest in sustainable development and how it can manage its services and infrastructure sustainably,  including reducing climate change impacts. 

    A number of its initiatives already contribute to the Energise Otaki vision including photovoltaic installations at the swimming pool and hall, installation of LED lights, the cycleways programme, ensuring its stormwater and wastewater pumping systems are energy efficient. 

    This focus area reports briefly on relevant Council projects and also provides information on how the community can get involved in Council decision-making on relevant projects.
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  • New Monthly Meeting Times for 2019

    Our Monthly Meeting times have changed to 6pm - 8pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We will restart Wednesday, February 13, 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!
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  • Community Expos

    Energise Ōtaki regularly attends the Ōtaki Community Expo and other community events such as Matariki, to both publicise what is being done and services available and to support the events generally. Publicising the Curtain Bank has been an important focus.
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  • Rod Oram Talks

    In 2015 Energise Ōtaki invited Rod Oram to give two talks on energy futures, community action and models for change and the politics of energy. They were extremely popular. They were filmed and the record along with a copy of the material provided by Rod are available.
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  • Energise Ōtaki Monthly Meeting – Thursday November 29, 2018

    Nau mai, haere mai! Come one, come all! We meet on the last Thursday of every month at the “Supper Room” (the Dr. Gertrude Atmore Supper Room, on the corner of Main & Aotaki Streets, Ōtaki). 3pm – 5pm Come and hear Jake Roos talk about what he sees happening in the energy space, latest updates on climate ...
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