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New Zealand Geothermal Association (NZGA)

The New Zealand Geothermal Association (NZGA) is a scientific, educational and cultural organisation established to operate in New Zealand. It is a non-political, non-governmental, non-profit organisation. It has no political affiliation. The NZGA is an affiliated member of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and of the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) and presently has 340 members.

Its objective is to encourage, facilitate and, when appropriate, promote coordination of activities related to New Zealand and worldwide research, development and application of geothermal resources. It aims to:

  • Encourage research, development and use of geothermal energy in New Zealand.
  • Advance and promote the establishment of criteria for the exploration and development of geothermal resources in a manner compatible with the natural environment.
  • Support enactment and adoption of uniform and appropriate legislation, rules and regulations for the development and utilisation of geothermal energy resources.
  • Serve as a public forum to provide objective and unbiased information on the nature of geothermal energy and its development.
  • Facilitate collection and dissemination of data related to geothermal resources and development.
  • Cooperate and communicate with national and international governmental, institutional and private agencies in matters relating to development and utilisation of geothermal resources.
  • Collect and disseminate information.
NZGA 5 Year Vision:
The NZGA has developed a 5 Year Vision which it is taking steps to implement. Download the document here (PDF 36 KB).The Bylaws:
The Bylaws of the NZGA published in November 2013 may be downloaded here (PDF 102 KB).

NZGA Board of Directors 2015/16

President
Andy Bloomer

Term expires 2017

Geothermal Engineering

Past President
Bridget Robson

Term expires 2018

Eland

Vice-President
Shanon Garden

Term expires 2017

Mercury

Treasurer
Kevin McLoughlin

Term expires 2018

Tauhara North No.2 Trust

Secretary

Jane Brotheridge

IGA Rep

Term expires 2018

 Rosalind Archer

Term expires 2018

University of Auckland

 John Burnell

Term expires 2019

GNS Science

 Stephen Daysh

Term expires

2017

Environmental Management Services

Abbie Dean

Term expires 2018

Contact Energy & WiNG

Boaz Habib

Term expires 2018

Heavy Engineering Research Ass.

Kevin Koorey

Term expires 2017

MB Century

Katherine Luketina

Term expires

2019

Waikato Regional Council

Andrew Rae

Term expires 2019

GNS Science

Paul Siratovich

Term expires 2019

Mercury

Sadiq Zarrouk

IGA Rep

Term expires 2017

University of Auckland

Observers

Mike Allen – GeoNZ

Brian Carey – GeoHeat

Penny Doorman – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Chris Mann – Mechanical Technology

Taparato Nicholson – Te Puia/Waiariki Maori Geothermal Advisory Group

Membership Benefits

  • Identification with a professional body with a geothermal focus.
  • Automatic membership of the International Geothermal Association.
  • Dissemination of geothermal information by:
    • Scientific and technical exchange.
    • Sponsoring public seminars.
    • Timely flow of published information through the quarterly IGA Newsletter.
    • The World Geothermal Congress held every 5 years; other scientific and technical meetings.
    • Point of contact for a wide spectrum of inquiries from scientists, engineers, governmental bodies, news media and the public.
  • Education and other services:
    • Discount to a range of IGA and local seminars including the New Zealand Geothermal Workshop.
    • Quarterly receipt of the IGA News providing timely general information on geothermal matters
    • Discount to the professional journal Geothermics, which publishes articles dealing with the theory, exploration and monitoring techniques and all aspects of utilisation of geothermal resources.

Membership Fee

The current individual membership fee is NZ$100 per annum (incl GST).

Corporate and Institutional memberships are available at 4 levels indicated below, with annual subscriptions shown exclusive of GST. Three individuals can be nominated against this membership with voting rights in NZGA and IGA matters.

Membership Application

To become a member or update your member details please complete the NZGA membership application form.

NZGA Membership Form:
Download the NZGA application form here.