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Geothermal fields in New Zealand
Geothermal systems can be found in many parts of New Zealand, but mainly in the North Island.Read more
Key operational activities and priorities
Find out more about our key operational activities and priorities within the geothermal sectorRead more
In our work with the geothermal industry, we enforce the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) and the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017Read more
Self-managing shallow geothermal well systems
This guidance is primarily for hotel and motel owners who have geothermally heated swimming pools or mineral pools, or plant such as steam boxesRead more
This quick guide provides information about what you, as a geothermal bore owner or manager, need to do. You must provide certain information to us and you must notify us if a notifiable accident or dangerous incident occurs.Read more
Shallow geothermal well systems
The purpose of this guidance is to provide sufficient mandatory rules, recommendations and commentary to enable shallow geothermal wells to be drilled and operated safely.Read more
Apply for a Geothermal Bore Manager Certificate
Apply for a Grade A or Grade B bore manager certificate or to renew your existing certificate.Read more
Petroleum and geothermal industry safety alerts
Links to safety alerts that might be of interest to workers in the petroleum and geothermal sectors.Read more