Solar Farm

New Zealand’s first community solar farm, this 106.8kWp system is installed at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Revenue goes into our Community Investment Fund to go to other sustainable energy projects.

7 Main St

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Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 2pm.

Curtain Bank

Working with the Sustainability Trust to bring free curtains to homes in Ōtaki that need them

Ōtaki Bike Space

Donated bikes are given a new lease of life by our fantasic volunteers. The refurbished bikes are gifted back into the community to reduce car use, carbon emissions and transport poverty.

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is about the goal of the town becoming a net producer of clean energy, and of finding ways to give people, businesses and community groups the tools to harvest the environmental, social and economic benefits of a different energy future.

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Registered Charity CC55893

Latest news

  • Public Meeting: 14 October 2020
    This public meeting had a keynote speaker in Sophie Handford, KCDC’s newest and youngest district councillor. A healthy discussion about waste and data monitoring updates followed her talk.
  • Solar Farm officially opened
    Energise Ōtaki’s Solar Farm was officially opened by Climate Change Minister James Shaw and Finance Minister Grant Robertson on 30 September 2020.
  • August 2020 Newsletter
    Read our August 2020 Newsletter! It has updates on upcoming events, new staff profiles and solar farm updates. Remember – you can sign up to our newsletters on the left!