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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


NZ Geothermal Week 2023

Energy Transitions in Aotearoa – The Role of Geothermal.

Co-hosts Amplify and the New Zealand Geothermal Association are excited to deliver an extensive line-up of events for NZ Geothermal Week 2023, 24-29 July.


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.

Upcoming Events

  • Mercury Geothermal Photography Competition
    16 Jul, 8:42 am – 1:37 pm
    Taupō, Taupō, New Zealand
    Put your lens on our local geothermal industry!
  • Geothermal Week Opening Event
    24 Jul, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Taupō, Taupō, New Zealand
    The official opening of NZ Geothermal Week 2023
  • Industry Field Trip - The Natural Resource
    Tue, 25 Jul
    Taupō Visitor Information Centre
    25 Jul, 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm
    Taupō Visitor Information Centre, 30 Tongariro Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Experience the natural beauty of geothermal
  • NZGA Winter Seminar
    Wed, 26 Jul
    Great Lake Centre
    26 Jul, 12:00 pm – 27 Jul, 5:00 pm
    Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    A must-attend event for those interested in the geothermal industry’s role in future energy solutions
  • Amplify, Contact & BA5 Welcome & Networking Event
    26 Jul, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Vine Bar & Eatery, 37 Tūwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Get yourself a ticket to one of the hottest networking events on the Taupo calendar!
  • Contact Energy Public Open Day
    29 Jul, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Taupō, Taupō, New Zealand
    Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Contact Energy’s Te Mihi powerstation
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