Latest News

New Life Member

Brian Carey is the latest honorary life member of the NZGA. This was awarded at the NZ Geothermal Workshop dinner held in the Contact Energy steam field. Brian has served on the board of NZGA in 1997-1998, and again in 2009- 2015. He was Vice President in 2010 – 2011,… Read More

2018 Geothermal Workshop

The 2018 NZ Geothermal Workshop is being held from 14-16 November. The focus is Wairakei: 60 years and going strong More details are here… Read More

GHANZ

The Geothermal Heat-pump Association will be holding a one-day Aquifer Energy seminar in Christchurch on 17 October. The seminar includes a site visit to a working ground-source heat-pump (GSHP) installation in Christchurch. The seminar is followed by a three day, free, International Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s Certified GeoExchange Designer… Read More

July 2017 Newsletter

  Science New Zealand – 25 Years of science working for new zealand Science New Zealand represents the seven Crown Research Institutes: the power of 3,400 people advancing ideas and delivering results for New Zealand through excellent science and technology. Over two days at Te Papa Museum: Friday, 10… Read More

MBIE Announces $250 Million Research Funding

MBIE’s 2017 Endeavour Round will see 68 new scientific research projects receive funding of around $250 million over the next five years. This includes $6,250,000 to GNS Science for research into Increased Utilisation of Geothermal Energy Through New Integrated Geoscience Methods. Read More

Update on Geoheat Strategy

Geothermal direct heat use has been given a boost with the release of the New Zealand Geothermal Association’s (NZGA) Geoheat Strategy for Aotearoa NZ in June, and the confirmation of new funding to promote direct heat use through the Bay of Connection’s Energy Strategy. These initiatives have been closely aligned,… Read More

Young Member Initiatives

The Board has decided that Student Membership will be free. If you are a student member or know other students who would like to be members of the NZGA, ensure that you sign on as a Student when registering.Other initiatives being worked on include: A ballot for a free registration… Read More

GEOTHERMAL OPERATORS’ FORUM

A successful forum was held at Wairakei Resort on 25 August, with about 60 industry representatives attending from Operators, Contractors, Consultants and Regulators. Presentations included: Introductions from Mike Dunstall of Contact Energy and Wu Khoo of Mercury An update on MBIE Work Safe findings from inspections, audits and investigations Michael… Read More

GNS-JOGMEC Workshop

In November, there will be a GNS-JOGMEC workshop focused on surface features. This planned to proceed the NZ Geothermal Workshop. Read More

2017 Geothermal Workshop

Registration is open now for the New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, 22 – 24 November 2017 at the Millennium in Rotorua. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Dr Guðmundur Ómar Friðleifsson, lead on Iceland Deep Drilling Project Dr James E Faulds, Nevada State Geologist, Director of Nebvada Bureau of Mines and… Read More