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

  • Job Vacancy – Communications and Administration Officer
    We have a job opening! For a motivated self-starter able to work within broad parameters and priorities with good communication skills, this is a unique opportunity to contribute to some exciting socially and environmentally important projects.
  • 2020 Year in Review
    Read all about what we achieved in 2020 and get a glimpse into what projects we are focussing on in 2021. Thanks for being involved or interested in Energise Ōtaki this year!
  • Holiday Office hours
    Our office at 7 Main St will be closed between the 17th December and January 12th. From January 12th it will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm again. Hope you all have a fantastic holiday period and we will see you in the new year!