And now, good news!

Otaki’s Green Road Winners Care — And Share

Residents in Te Roto Road,Ōtaki, winner of the Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street Competition 2010/11, have decided to donate their winnings to 12 community organisations.

Te Roto Road won the title by not only reducing its average environmental footprint, but also by impressing the judges with its community spirit.

Terena Harris (L),Roberta Littlejohn (R), & judge Liana Stupples at the Sustainable Garden Show.


Residents decided that instead of using the money themselves they’d prefer to distribute it to a range of community organisations.

The twelve beneficiaries

The twelve groups chosen to share the funds include: Ōtaki College, Waitohu School, Te Horo School, Ōtaki Montessori, Ōtaki Health Camp, Arohanui Hospice, Friends of the Ōtaki River, Ōtaki Volunteer Fire Brigade, Ōtaki St John’s, Riding for the Disabled – Levin, and Speld Mana Association.

Four streets participated in the 2010/11 round of the competition – Te Roto Road, ‘Kakariki Street’, Paekakariki (an amalgamation of Haumia St, north Tilley Rd and the adjoining part of Te Miti St), Avion Terrace, Paraparaumu Beach; and Rainbow Court, Raumati South.

Residentrs with judges Kevin Milne(centre) and Liana Stupples (right)

All the streets competed strongly, with every group reducing their collective environmental impact. The average reduction in environmental footprint achieved by participants over the nine months of the competition was 20 per cent.

New round now

The 2011/12 round of the competition is underway and will run until the end of June 2012.  Streets vying for the $3000 prize money are north Alexander Road, Raumati Beach, Grange Park Avenue, Raumati South, and north Wellington Road, Paekakariki.

More information, including links to the streets’ blogs, can be found at


For further information contact:  Stacey Gasson 027 6111 939