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

Upcoming Events

  • Spark Business Stella Awards 2022 Launch
    Thu, 19 May
    Taupō Cosmopolitan Club
    19 May, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Taupō Cosmopolitan Club , 5 Taniwha Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    We are excited to include the Spark Business Stella Awards 2022 Launch as part of Techweek. Amplify are pleased to align with Town Centre Taupo to celebrate local businesses and sponsor an Awards Category for this event.
  • Amplify Women in Tech High Tea
    Fri, 20 May
    Hilton Lake Taupo
    20 May, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Hilton Lake Taupo, 80-100 Napier Road, Hilltop, Taupo 3330
    Join us for our very first Women in Tech lunch event, where we have three inspirational female speakers who are experts in their field. Come along to hear about robots and automation, NFTs and women doing amazing things with tech.
  • Technology for Hospitality with Treat NZ
    Fri, 20 May
    Online seminar / Q & A session
    20 May, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Online seminar / Q & A session
    Hospo & small business owners, listen up! Boost your digital presence & confidence with Fleur, founder of Kiwi food-tech start-up Treat NZ.
  • Safeguarding Children Online and Cyber Security for Adults - free session with John Parsons
    21 May, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    This session will be delivered via zoom
    An introduction to the risks of inappropriate use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and how to mitigate those risks.
  • Post Budget Business Meeting
    Wed, 25 May
    Upstairs at Dixie Browns
    25 May, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
    Upstairs at Dixie Browns, 38 Roberts Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Co-hosted by Amplify and Hon Louise Upston, join us for a Post Budget Breakfast briefing. Hear more about Budget 2022 / 2023 and what it will mean for your business and Economic Development in the Taupo region.
  • Dos & Don'ts of Social Media for Businesses - SOLD OUT
    Wed, 25 May
    Finns Bistro and Beer Garden
    25 May, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Finns Bistro and Beer Garden, 10 Tūwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    When it comes to social media for your business, what to do or not to do takes practice - join James Nottage to learn more.
  • Destination Management Plan Hui - Turangi
    Mon, 30 May
    Tūrangi Senior Citizens Hall
    30 May, 5:30 pm
    Tūrangi Senior Citizens Hall, 83 Turangi Town Centre, Tūrangi 3334, New Zealand
    Destination Great Lake Taupo, the marketing arm of the Taupo District Council is preparing Te Ihirangi - A strategic Destination Management Plan. This hui is a chance to have your say on what is important to you and what you would like to see as part of the Taupo Region Destination Management Plan.
  • Export Week
    Tue, 14 Jun
    Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
    14 Jun, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre, 14 Northcroft Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Amplify is pleased to launch, for the first time, a Taupo District Export Week. The theme for the week is ‘THINK BIG”. The events for our Export Week are aimed at promoting export awareness as well as to inspire the next exporters in the Taupo District.
  • Turangi Careers and Employment Expo
    27 Oct, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Tūrangi Gym, 83 Turangi Town Centre, Tūrangi 3334, New Zealand
    Save the date - More details to come