News & Events


NZGA produces its newsletter primarily for the benefit of its members and also for the wider public. We are happy for the material in the newsletter to be used but ask that the NZGA Newsletter be acknowledged as the source.

We are always keen to promote our members and their project activities – please contact us with your news, job vacancies or useful materials.

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What’s in this issue?

* President’s report
* National news
* International news
* NZGA update
* NZGA membership details
* Upcoming eventsDownload: June 2016 Newsletter (979 kB)Previous Newsletters may be found here.

Media Releases

13 Aug 2012 Hydraulic Fracturing Not Part of New Zealand Geothermal Development
The NZGA is supportive of a rational debate on hydraulic fracturing in New Zealand, but does not want the New Zealand geothermal industry to be misrepresented.  Hydraulic fracturing is not part of New Zealand geothermal industry practice. This statement was made in response to an article by Hon Dr Nick Smith – see here
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25 May 2011 New Zealand Prepares to Join IPGT
The NZGA is supportive of moves by the New Zealand Government to join the international Partnership for Geothermal Technology. This government-government partnership will aid in international cooperation around geothermal research and development. Geothermal energy can play an important role in addressing needs around security of supply and climate change. Lessons learned will be a factor in keeping New Zealand specialists at the forefront of knowledge and development.
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Previous media releases have been archived and may be found here.

Geothermal Jobs

NZGA receives notice of job opportunities across a number of careers from its NZ affiliates. The current advertising fee is NZ$100 (incl. GST). Please contact us with your requirements.

Previous jobs have been archived and may be found here.


Upcoming Events

23-25 Nov 2016: 38th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop
Conference Venue: Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road, Central Auckland, New Zealand
Theme: Innovation – Innovation can mean changing or creating more effective processes, products and ideas. It can also mean the process of translating an idea or invention into a product or service that creates value. It could be social innovation, creating alliances, joint venturing, changing the way employees work.
Details: The 38th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop invites you to share with your colleagues the multiple facets of innovation in the geothermal industry as well as explore the benefits and challenges faced and document the outcome. Abstracts close 7 June and we welcome papers on all aspects of Geothermal Science, Engineering, Economics, Environment and Regulations.
Click link for more details

Recent Events

19 Nov 2015: NZGA Annual General Meeting
Venue: Wairakei Resort Hotel, Taupo, New Zealand
Time: 5pm

18-20 Nov 2015: 37th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop
Venue: Wairakei Resort Hotel, Taupo, New Zealand
Theme: The next 10,000 megawatts
Details: See the webpage for more details.
Note abstract submission is now open.

9 July 2015: From Waste to Wealth: Mineral Recovery from Geothermal Brines w/shop
Venue: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Lake End, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Registration and morning tea from 9.30am session begins at 10am
Theme: GNS Science’s two-year research programme, funded by MBIE, aims to determine methods for recovery of minerals, metals, gases and trace elements from geothermal fluids. Join us to find out more about the outputs from the research work including; viability, market drivers, and regulatory framework likely to influence the successful implementation of such technologies.
Cost: $20 per person. Cash at the door (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included).
Details: Download the Event Flyer for more details.
RSVP by 2 July 2015 to

12 June 2015 GHANZ Christchurch Groundwater Energy Seminar
GHANZThe seminar was held at Russley Golf Club Function Centre, 428 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch. It included presentations by industry specialists who are active in New Zealand.Helen Rutter of Aqualinc took on a coordination role for the seminar and the seminar included aquifer modelling, system design, regulatory aspects and connections with the IGSHPA.* Public had free admission, $20 cash at the door for industry and technical people. Click to view Seminar Flyer. * Click to email – Imelda Curtin for more information.Presentations from this workshop can be found here

Information for previous events have been archived and may be found here.

Workshop & Seminar Papers

Click here to view presentations and seminar papers.