Who We Are
NZGA’s members are part of a diverse and skilled network of people working and living with our unique geothermal resources. NZGA is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation. Our focus is on providing leadership, connection and facilitation to support and grow sustainable geothermal opportunities in New Zealand.
As an affiliated member of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and the Royal Society of New Zealand, NZGA connects with global geothermal communities and is well positioned to positively influence geothermal initiatives on the international stage.
At the 42nd NZ Geothermal Workshop in November 2020 the NZGA awarded prizes for the Best New Zealand Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Poster. There was stiff competition, with over 100 papers and posters presented, but ultimately we selected: Best New Zealand Paper Ralph Winmill - Using air-cap testing to monitor and measure geothermal well casing integrity Best Student Paper Ryan Tonkin - Development of a transient, multi-feed geothermal wellbore simulator Best Poster William Duran - Use of ice plugs in geothermal anti-scalant tubing systems We caught up with Ralph, Ryan and William to find out a bit more about their interests in geothermal. Read More