Why Warmer Kiwi Homes is So Important

There are two driving forces for Community Energy Network (CEN). We need to eliminate energy hardship. And we need to support our communities to become as resilient as possible to the changing climate, while lowering their carbon emissions. To achieve both outcomes, we need to provide initiatives that involve and engage the public, providing opportunities […]

Rau Kūmara Solar Farm, a Community Energy Project by Energise Ōtaki

Energise Otaki Solar Farm

Rau Kūmara Solar Farm is a community renewable energy project by Energise Ōtaki Charitable Trust, a charity developing and implementing energy awareness, efficiency, and microgeneration projects since 2011. It embarked on the Rau Kūmara solar farm proposal in 2015, working with experienced industry specialists who volunteered their time for feasibility modeling and technical design. In […]

No more cold house

Irene Tomlins, Invercargill, wanted to solve her problem of having a cold house.  Although as a family everyone grew up there and now her children have their own homes and families, Irene thought it was timely to heat the place up after living there for 45 years.  The team at Awarua Synergy insulated her home. […]

Tackling Rheumatic Fever

In deprived areas of NZ, there is a strong link between poor housing quality and rheumatic fever, a disease that can cause swelling of the heart, joints, brain, and skin, and can lead to permanent heart damage, and premature death.

Awarua Synergy

Margaret Black, Bluff, wanted to warm the Bluff Medical Centre and to eradicate signs of dampness.  Bluff Medical Centre has been around for 24 years and is run by nine Trustees. Awarua Synergy offered a great price which was appreciated by the Trustees.  “The Centre is vastly warmer now and much more comfortable since being […]