**VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO PEOPLE’S CHOICE RECIPIENTS Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito and Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano.**

This (it’s first) year, the Whakahiko Ōtaki–Energise Ōtaki Fund committee awarded ten energy-themed projects funding or koha totalling almost $19,000. Five of these are now up for People’s Choice bonuses.

The two projects with the most votes at closing —8pm, Sunday 14th November— received $1000 each.

Who can vote? Anyone, anywhere! We’re keen for as many people as possible to see and support these great projects. Some are also welcoming more funding or volunteers… we’re expecting they will spark more great ideas too. We’re proud to support them all.

Share the word.

Watch the short videos and read about each project on the voting page.