You will find completed projects, old (but interesting) news and information.

  • Enviro 9000 battery-electric refuse truck

    October 14, 2013
    A fbattery-electric powered rubbish collection truck can now be found operating on Otaki's streets.
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  • Keeping an Eye on the Otaki Cycleways and Walkways Programme

    April 16, 2014
    Making sure the New Zealand Transport Agency actually delivers on its promise of a Waikanae/ Otaki cycleway along the route of the proposed Expressway is the issue of the moment.
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  • Otaki College Energy Audit

    April 16, 2014
    A Level 1 energy audit was carried out by Otaki College in July 2013.
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  • Energy Efficient Modular Housing

    April 16, 2014
    Attractive, affordable, modular, transportable, energy efficient housing design produced locally in Otaki is the vision of the Energy Solutions Group.
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  • What is the Best Way to Measure Progress?

    April 19, 2014
    A project is underway to identify the best ways to measure progress and the best way to source necessary information.
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  • About Energise Otaki Steering Group

    February 5, 2014
    The Energise Otaki Steering Group is a loose coalition of interested individuals and organisations who have come together to advance the Energise Otaki concept.  Key organisations participating are:  Kapiti Coast District Council, Otaki College, clean technology businesses and Otaki Community Board. The steering group meets on a six weekly cycle at the Clean Technology Centre, Miro ...
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    Funding for Otaki College Project Solar

    May 21, 2014
    WWF- New Zealand has awarded $6,700 for the energy conservation science programme at Otaki College. The programme will proceed alongside the photovoltaic installation project.
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  • Greenchip report on Ōtaki

    October 14, 2013
    Overall, Ōtaki is only 37% efficient. This shows a huge potential for improving energy efficiency. The report also examines emerging technology paths.
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  • We win an inaugural WWF 2014 Conservation Innovation Award

    November 13, 2014
    Energise Otaki has just been awarded project category of the inaugural World Wildlife Fund (NZ) 2014 Conservation Innovation Awards. It is tremendous news for the project and Energise Otaki is very grateful to WWF (NZ) for the recognition it has given to what we are trying to achieve.
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  • Advocating for Bus Services

    April 6, 2014
    Otaki has one bus route.   There is a view in the community that it is not well designed and that this has the effect of discouraging use.  A 2014 project is to identify the best route and to have that change introduced by the Greater Wellington Regional Council this year. Interested people from the community have ...
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  • Otaki College – emulsion fuels, vans & lawn mower

    October 14, 2013
    The Otaki College diesel vans and its lawnmower are now running on cleaner blended fuel. The local bus company also joined the blended fuel trial.
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  • WWF (NZ) Conservation Innovation Award

    June 10, 2015
    Energise Otaki received an award for the Project Category of the inaugural WWF (NZ) Conservation Innovation Awards in late 2014.   We are very grateful for this recognition of the Energise Otaki vision and will be using the funding made available for a range of exciting projects in 2015.
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  • Greenest Neighbourhoods Competition

    April 19, 2014
    With support from Council, groups of neighbours spend nine months competing to reduce their environmental footprint. That includes focusing on energy use.
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  • Energy Efficient Housing Advice

    April 19, 2014
    A free service providing advice on making your house or business more energy efficient is provided by the Kapiti Coast District Council.
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  • Energise Ōtaki presents… Award-winning business journalist Rod Oram

    September 19, 2015
    Talking about Ōtaki’s place in the worldwide Energy Revolution
    Free Public Meeting: 7pm — Tuesday 27 October
    Business Breakfast: 7:30am — Wednesday 28 October — Ōtaki RSA
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  • Blended fuel for Council mowers

    October 7, 2013
    As part of a wider Kapiti Coast District Council initiative, older Council mowers used in Otaki are now running on a cleaner, more efficient emulsion mix of diesel and water.
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  • Otaki College: Project Solar

    March 23, 2014
    Project Solar is an umbrella project being developed by the College in partnership with Energise Otaki and clean technology businesses.
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  • Ōtaki Community Expo – Saturday 22 September, 2018

    September 22, 2018
    We will be at the Ōtaki Community Expo on Saturday 22, September, 2018 from 10 am until 2pm. We would love to see you there! Come and say hi and we can talk about some of the current projects we have going on, such as the Curtain Bank, the Bike Space at St. Peter Chanel, ...
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  • Measuring energy conservation action in Otaki.

    October 14, 2013
    What are businesses and households doing now to reduce their energy costs and use? A project is underway to find out.
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  • Otaki's LED street lights

    October 14, 2013
    The Kapiti Coast District Council has a LED street light replacement programme. Miro St, Otaki, has recently had new LED lights installed.
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  • Resources for energising Otaki

    May 20, 2014
    Energise Otaki is focused on practical projects and actions that can be undertaken by groups, businesses, families and individuals.  Useful information that may be of assistance to taking action is listed below.
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  • Solar panels at the Ōtaki Library

    October 14, 2013
    In 2011 the Council and Electra installed a 2.0 kilowatt-peak solar photovoltaic system on the Ōtaki Library and Memorial Hall as a demonstration project.
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  • An Innovative Commuter Rail Alternative

    April 6, 2014
    What if there was a clean technology commuter rail solution linking Palmerston North, Otaki and Waikanae? Early stage thinking around a new solution is underway.
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  • Insulating Otaki's housing stock

    April 16, 2014
    Promoting the government's rental housing insulation subsidy and a free curtain bank is the focus of a local community group.
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  • Otaki College – the chemistry of cleaner fuels

    October 14, 2013
    Otaki College and Blended Fuel Solutions have developed an Alternative Fuel Programme as part of the Year 12 Chemistry Accredited curriculum.
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  • Ōtaki College PV Solar Array for Scholarships

    September 3, 2018
    In 2014/15 Energise Ōtaki developed a project in partnership with the XŌtaki College Foundation Trust (the College old students association) to install a 20kWp solar array at Ōtaki.  The system would be owned by the XŌtaki Trust, would  provide power direct to the College, and the revenue would be used to fund student scholarships.  Stage 1, ...
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