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Ōtaki Carbon Forests
Ngā Ngahere Waro o Ōtaki

Trees to help us reach our goal.

Ōtaki Carbon Foest has been set up to establish new, permanent forests to sequester carbon and boost biodiversity, helping Ōtaki become a carbon neutral town.

We plan to help establish plant a minimum of 32 hectares of new forest!

How? By supporting interested landowners and kaitiaki in forest planning, planting and more...

  • When is the next Great Bike Giveaway and Fix-it Session?
    Saturday, 18th May, 2022! Please fill out this form as bike numbers are limited. We will aim to match you with a bike. Here are photos from our last Great Bike Giveaway and Repair Day.
  • When is your next repair session for volunteers?
    Here are the dates for 2024! We welcome all volunteers - no bike or bike fixing experience necessary. Interested? Please email Kirsty at, who can share location and timing details. Saturday, 22nd June Saturday, 20th July Saturday, 24th August Saturday, 28th September Saturday, 2nd November - Community Repair and Giveaway Day - TBC
  • Can anyone get a bike? Is it free?
    Yes! Koha is appreciated.
  • Do you want my bike? Where can I drop it off?
    Is your bike in pretty good condition? Needing no or only minor repairs? Then yes please. You can bring your bike/s to Energise Ōtaki's office between 10am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Or if that's not possible, email Kirsty to arrange a pick-up.
  • I'm not sure if my bike is in good enough condition. How do I find out?
    If you think your bike might need more than a minor repair, please send us a photo or a description of it. That will help determine if it is worth repairing salvaging for parts or sending to recycling.
  • Do I have to know how to repair bikes to volunteer?
    No! There's a job for everyone.
Ngā mihi to Ōtaki Carbon Forests' funders and sponsors.
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