Repair Café

Repair Café

Since 2019, Energise Ōtaki has run highly successful Repair Café events, aimed at re-creating a culture of repairing items with the help of knowledgeable volunteers. We encourage the attendees to become involved in the repairs, so they’ll learn skills to use again.

Ōtaki Bike Space

Ōtaki Bike Space

Since 2017, the Ōtaki Bike Space has been accepting pre-loved bikes from the community, repairing them and re-gifting them.

REGEN:  Integrated Waste Management

REGEN: Integrated Waste Management

REGEN: an integrated waste to energy system for the Ōtaki Transfer Station.
Seminar Series: 6 July, 6pm, Ōtaki Memorial Hall Supper room, Otaki :

Food and Energy: Harnessing Food & Organic Waste

Food and Energy: Harnessing Food & Organic Waste

At least 11 tonnes of food is wasted in Ōtaki town every week.  This amounts to about $500 per household being lost in a year, quite apart from the landfill emissions.  A huge amount of energy used to process and transport this food is also wasted.

Nufuels Ltd: The Solomon Islands Project

Nufuels Ltd: The Solomon Islands Project

In  late 2017 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade approved a grant for a pilot project with Ōtaki based renewable energy start-up business, Nufuels Ltd,  to review the feasibility of using small-scale batch pyrolysis systems in the Solomon Islands, to...
Nufuels Ltd: Used Tyres, Plastics and Recovered Energy

Nufuels Ltd: Used Tyres, Plastics and Recovered Energy

Nufuels Ltd. is an Ōtaki based renewable energy start-up company, which is in the process of developing a waste to energy batch pyrolysis technology which can ‘crack‘ tyres and plastics, effectively recovering liquid fuels, gases and chars (which can be used as a solid fuel).