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WELCOME TO AMPLIFY
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR TAUPO DISTRICT

Amplify is the economic development agency for the Taupō District and we exist to grow the local economy. We leverage Taupō’s natural advantages and work with business and stakeholders to champion sustainable growth throughout the district.


Our vision is that Taupō is a vibrant and prosperous district, where both talent and business thrive.
As an independent charitable trust, Amplify is led by Chairman Jo Bransgrove and an experienced Board, who collectively hold insight into the key industries in our district. The Amplify team is led by CEO, Rick Keehan with team members each having a clear area of expertise and focus including innovation and entrepreneurship, business growth and support, sector development and capability building.
Amplify’s three-year strategic plan frames up our six key pillars of work

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Upcoming Events

  • Pathways Secondary Student Field Trip
    Pathways Secondary Student Field Trip
    Mon, 01 Jul
    Taupō
    01 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Taupō, Taupō, New Zealand
    01 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Taupō, Taupō, New Zealand
    Geothermal professionals sharing their career pathways and why they LOVE their jobs with local secondary students
  • TE AHI TAMOU – Geothermal Art Tour
    TE AHI TAMOU – Geothermal Art Tour
    Mon, 01 Jul
    Taupō
    01 Jul 2024, 12:00 pm
    Taupō, 4 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    01 Jul 2024, 12:00 pm
    Taupō, 4 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Hosted by Taupō Museum, this is an hour-long guided tour of Taupō’s public art, related to our volcanic heritage, including the museum, cenotaph waharoa and Te Ātea.
  • Reservoir Engineering Tool Workshop
    Reservoir Engineering Tool Workshop
    Mon, 01 Jul
    MB Century Wairakei Site
    01 Jul 2024, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    MB Century Wairakei Site, 166 Karetoto Road, Wairakei, Waikato 3384
    01 Jul 2024, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    MB Century Wairakei Site, 166 Karetoto Road, Wairakei, Waikato 3384
    Join in the discussion around geothermal innovation with MB Century at our Reservoir Engineering Tools Workshop, where expertise meets passion in propelling Taupō and the world towards a more sustainable future.
  • MB Century Networking Event
    MB Century Networking Event
    Mon, 01 Jul
    Vine Eatery & Bar
    01 Jul 2024, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Vine Eatery & Bar, 37 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330
    01 Jul 2024, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Vine Eatery & Bar, 37 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330
    Engage with us at MB Century’s networking event to celebrate Taupō's vibrant geothermal industry and all the opportunities it has to offer, hosted at the renowned Vine Eatery & Bar.
  • Industry Leaders Breakfast
    Industry Leaders Breakfast
    Tue, 02 Jul
    Kefi
    02 Jul 2024, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
    Kefi, 47 Horomātangi Street, Taupō 3377, New Zealand
    02 Jul 2024, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
    Kefi, 47 Horomātangi Street, Taupō 3377, New Zealand
    Executive level food-for-thought
  • GNS Workshop - Geothermal Energy: What is our potential?
    GNS Workshop - Geothermal Energy: What is our potential?
    Tue, 02 Jul
    Great Lake Centre
    02 Jul 2024, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    02 Jul 2024, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    This workshop will focus on our energy needs and where geothermal can fit, how much energy can we get, where are the resources and more!!
  • Mercury Workshop - Lessons Learned: Rotokawa Steam Hammer Incident
    Mercury Workshop - Lessons Learned: Rotokawa Steam Hammer Incident
    Tue, 02 Jul
    Great Lake Centre
    02 Jul 2024, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    02 Jul 2024, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    This workshop will uplift the industry understanding in relation to the identification, prevention, and management of the steam hammer, and associated health and safety risks
  • WING Workshop - Activating Leaders
    WING Workshop - Activating Leaders
    Tue, 02 Jul
    Great Lake Centre
    02 Jul 2024, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    02 Jul 2024, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    The Activating Leaders Workshop, which is open to any gender, is an intermediate-level leadership workshop. This is all about activating your existing leadership skills and enabling you to maximise your impact.
  • WING NZ Awards & Networking Event
    WING NZ Awards & Networking Event
    Tue, 02 Jul
    CornerStone Taphouse Taupō
    02 Jul 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CornerStone Taphouse Taupō, 5 Tūwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    02 Jul 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CornerStone Taphouse Taupō, 5 Tūwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    WING famously hosts some of the best industry happy hours for our members and industry friends, where all guests can unwind and make new connections.
  • NZGA Winter Seminar 2024
    NZGA Winter Seminar 2024
    Wed, 03 Jul
    Great Lake Centre
    03 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    03 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Exploring the current and future uses of the geothermal resource, leading Aotearoa New Zealand towards sustainable, abundant energy
  • Toddler Time at the Taupo Library
    Toddler Time at the Taupo Library
    Wed, 03 Jul
    Taupo Library
    03 Jul 2024, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
    Taupo Library, Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    03 Jul 2024, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
    Taupo Library, Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Toddler Time at the Taupo library with a geothermal twist!
  • NZGA Pre-Dinner Drinks
    NZGA Pre-Dinner Drinks
    Wed, 03 Jul
    Finn's Bistro & Beer Garden
    03 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Finn's Bistro & Beer Garden, 10 Tūwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    03 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Finn's Bistro & Beer Garden, 10 Tūwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    An additional networking opportunity following the NZGA Winter Seminar and prior to the Winter Seminar Dinner
  • NZGA Winter Seminar - Dinner
    NZGA Winter Seminar - Dinner
    Wed, 03 Jul
    Great Lake Centre
    03 Jul 2024, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    03 Jul 2024, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Industry dinner & networking event
  • GNS Science Geothermal Stakeholder Breakfast
    GNS Science Geothermal Stakeholder Breakfast
    Thu, 04 Jul
    Edgewater Room, Millennium Hotel
    04 Jul 2024, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
    Edgewater Room, Millennium Hotel, 243 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupō
    04 Jul 2024, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
    Edgewater Room, Millennium Hotel, 243 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupō
    Come and join members of the GNS Science geothermal team, along with our CEO Chelydra Percy and our GM Maori and Stakeholder relations Tania Gerrard.
  • Industry Field Trip - Using Geoheat to Accelerate a Circular Economy
    Industry Field Trip - Using Geoheat to Accelerate a Circular Economy
    Thu, 04 Jul
    Mavericks Gastropub
    04 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Mavericks Gastropub, 650 Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    04 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Mavericks Gastropub, 650 Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Learn about developments at He Ahi Clean Energy Park and Phoenix Metalman Recycling
  • Geothermal Industry CO2 Workshop
    Geothermal Industry CO2 Workshop
    Thu, 04 Jul
    Mavericks Conference Room
    04 Jul 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
    Mavericks Conference Room, 650 Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    04 Jul 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
    Mavericks Conference Room, 650 Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Celebrate the geothermal industry's collaborative approach to reducing emissions.
  • Industry Field Trip - Renewable Futures
    Industry Field Trip - Renewable Futures
    Thu, 04 Jul
    Mavericks Gastropub
    04 Jul 2024, 1:40 pm – 5:00 pm
    Mavericks Gastropub, 650 Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    04 Jul 2024, 1:40 pm – 5:00 pm
    Mavericks Gastropub, 650 Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Learn about Tenon Clearwood's geothermally powered processing plant, as well a site visit of Contact Energy's Tauhara Geothermal Power Station
  • Bowling & Beers Networking Event
    Bowling & Beers Networking Event
    Thu, 04 Jul
    The Landing Lake Taupō
    04 Jul 2024, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    The Landing Lake Taupō, 650 Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    04 Jul 2024, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    The Landing Lake Taupō, 650 Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Get your teams together and grab a ticket to the final networking event on the Geothermal Week calendar!
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Make Taupo Yours!

Finding the right balance is the key to success and happiness. Be it a thriving business, successful career or  time with the family, you can create your balance right here in the Taupō District.

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