MAIN ST OFFICE
Our office space at 7 Main St, Ōtaki is open again after its Covid-19 closure. Please feel free to drop in any time between 10am and 2pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Barb Nixon Mackay - Coordinator
Barb has enjoyed living on the Kāpiti Coast for much of her life. She and her partner have two adult children. Barb's background is in business administration and project management and recently, Environmental studies. As well as her Coordinator role for us, she has governance roles in other local groups. She strongly believes in our responsibility to look after the Earth for future generations.
Kaylie Potaka - Communications and Projects Officer
Kaylie studied Environmental Studies and Education and also works as an IT administrator and with a youth science programme. She moved to Ōtaki recently and is excited to get involved more with the community through her communications role. She is looking forward to being involved in local, practical projects that are actively working towards a more sustainable world.
Kirsty Doyle - Events Planning and Support
Kirsty is looking forward to helping Energise Ōtaki plan events to showcase the amazing work that they are doing. She is actively involved in our community working at Ōtaki College as the Director of Sport. She has been involved with the Ōtaki Surf Lifesaving Club for many years and is the Project Director for the Ōtaki Kite Festival.
REGEN: Integrated Waste Management
This talk by Dr Gael Ferguson of local company NuFuels was the special topic of our July public meeting. NuFuels undertook a project, funded by KCDC, to investigate how an integrated energy recovery from waste system would work in the Ōtaki district, using pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion technologies. This has the potential to remove a tonne of biosolids, a tonne of tyres, 12 tonnes of plastic and 7 tonnes of food waste from our landfill. You can read more about the talk on our website.