With support from Council, groups of neighbours spend nine months competing to reduce their environmental footprint. That includes focusing on energy use.
A free service providing advice on making your house or business more energy efficient is provided by the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
Making sure the New Zealand Transport Agency actually delivers on its promise of a Waikanae/ Ōtaki cycleway along the route of the proposed Expressway is the issue of the moment.
A Level 1 energy audit was carried out by Ōtaki College in July 2013.
What if there was a clean technology commuter rail solution linking Palmerston North, Ōtaki and Waikanae? Early stage thinking around a new solution is underway.
Ōtaki 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 was to identify the best route and to have that change introduced by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.