Amplify

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AMPLIFY IS 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 Murray McCaw 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, and our 2020 annual activity report summarises some outcomes and insights from the work undertaken.

Upcoming Events

  • School Science Competitions
    Taupo District
    26 Jul, 9:00 am – 30 Jul, 5:00 pm
    Taupo District, Taupo District, New Zealand
    Some fantastic Mobilo and iPad prizes are up for grabs for the future innovators and leaders of New Zealand’s geothermal industry!
  • NZGA Innovation Field Trip
    Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
    28 Jul, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre, 14 Northcroft Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    This field trip provides NZGA members with the opportunity to see world-leading geothermal innovation first-hand - visit the site of local success story Geo40.
  • Ka Hiko ai te iwi! Future power of the people!
    Waipahihi Marae
    28 Jul, 5:00 pm
    Waipahihi Marae, 5 Hinerau Grove, Waipahihi, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    Contact Energy has recently started construction on a new 152-Megawatt power station at Tauhara - this development will generate lots of jobs and training opportunities. Ka Hiko is Contact Energy’s new training and employment initiative which aims to put our whānau into jobs and training.
  • NZGA Business After 5
    Vine Eatery & Bar
    28 Jul, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Vine Eatery & Bar, 37 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    This networking event will bring together geothermal industry professionals and the Taupo business community, hosted by Amplify, Contact Energy, Towncentre Taupō, and Taupō Chamber of Commerce.
  • NZGA Tauhara Field Trip
    Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
    30 Jul, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre, 14 Northcroft Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    This field trip provides NZGA members with the opportunity to visit the construction site of Contact Energy’s new 152MV Tauhara power station.
  • Te Mihi Public Open Day
    Buses depart from Temporary Bus Stop
    31 Jul, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm NZST
    Buses depart from Temporary Bus Stop, Next to St John Ambulance Building, 28 Paora Hapi Street
    Ever wanted to see the inside of a power station? Contact Energy is opening their Te Mihi station to the public to show how geothermal electricity is generated.

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