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The Curtain Bank comes to Ōtaki

It's time to get cosy for winter. The Sustainability Trust, with support from the Council and Energise Ōtaki, is bringing a curtain bank to Ōtaki

Free fully-lined curtains for your main living area are available for any resident with a Community Services Card.

From May 2 to May 13, Community Service Card holders can print out a curtain measurement form or pick one up from the Ōtaki Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).

Once completed, your form should be returned to Ōtaki CAB by Friday 13 May. The CAB staff will give you a call when they are ready to organise a time for you to pick up your curtains.

“Lined curtains provide great window insulation, as they prevent heat escaping through the glass,” says eco-design adviser Richard Morrison.

To make your home even warmer and healthier, make an appointment for Richard to visit you and give you tips on:

  • free/low-cost ways to have a healthier home
  • insulating your house effectively
  • heating and cooling your home efficiently
  • saving money on energy and water bills
  • collecting rainwater and using greywater
  • minimising and recycling waste.

Richard can be contacted by email: richard.morrison@kapiticoast.govt.nz or phone: 296 4651.

Find out more about the curtain bank on the Sustainability Trust's webpage