Energise Ōtaki

Energise Ōtaki

People powering energy change. We boost local projects for better futures.


Energise Ōtaki connects Ōtaki’s power source - its people - with energy projects to light up our world. From reducing carbon emissions to ending energy poverty to transforming 'waste', we work for healthier environments. Thank you for your donation! It will help more people benefit from these core projects, and more:

Warm Up Ōtaki: getting insulation, heat pumps and more to eligible homeowners.

Solar farms: making clean power for local infrastructure and money for...

Whakahiko Ōtaki–Energise Ōtaki Fund: the sun fund for community-initiated energy projects.

Ōtaki Bike Space: giving away spruced-up donated bikes.

Curtain Bank: keeping the heat in and energy costs down.

Ōtaki Repair Cafe: fixing items, bonding people.

Growing Our Carbon Capture Forest: planting trees to combat climate change.

E-Volocity and school curriculum materials: electrifying STEM content.

Data Show: numbers to change our energy story.

Waste to Energy: turning landfill into fuel.

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Latest donations

Greenown 3 days ago
I am happy to donate left over funding that the informal Greenown neighbourhood group received as a prize from the Green Neighbourhoods competition a few years ago. The group is defunct and there are no projects we need the funding for. I am sure you can make good use of it.
Energise Ōtaki

Thank you very much, this is very generous! It's true, we have been really busy with all our projects in full swing and any support is gratefully received. There's been bikes in and out, warming up homes, a talk with representatives from the Climate Change Commission, curtains being installed, we're getting an anaerobic digester set up for spring (to eat and convert food waste and, of course, the sun keeps shining in Sunny Ōtaki and the Rau Kūmara and Ōtaki College solar arrays keep converting the sun into electricity. And there's a Repair Cafe coming up on 9 June. Phew, lots of good energy for all!

Energise Ōtaki
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 04 Nov 2023
Great community work
Energise Ōtaki

Thank you, we really appreciate your support. Its been a busy few weeks with our Community Bike Giveaway and Repair Day and the Business Energy Service Launch. And we're still assessing and Warming Up Ōtaki homes! And working on getting some new projects on the go! Thanks for your support.

Energise Ōtaki
Karen on 30 Sep 2023
Energise Ōtaki

Kia ora Karen. Thanks so much for helping us at the Bike Space Giveaway and Community Bike Repair Day today! It was a good day and everyone went away happy. Thank you

Energise Ōtaki
Denise on 30 Sep 2023
Energise Ōtaki

Thank you Denise. Nice to see you at our Bike Space Giveaway and Community Bike Repair Day today!

Energise Ōtaki
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 09 Aug 2023
Great work all. Thank you.
Energise Ōtaki

Kia Ora and thank you very much for your support - we really appreciate it!

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