Who We Are

Our member companies can now be found here.

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).

Who We Are

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 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
Jacobs
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

Taparoto 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.