The Ngatamariki Geothermal System is a highly dynamic area and since 1995 some springs have formed, others have dried up, and there has been a hydrothermal eruption.
Ngatamariki is classified as a Development Geothermal System by Waikato Regional Council.
Currently, the site is in a good condition. However, there are unstable banks near several of the springs, which may collapse. Future logging of the nearby pine plantation could damage the sinter terraces. Mighty River Power and Tauhara North No. 2 Trust are building an 82 MW geothermal power station here.
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Private Bag 3038 Waikato Mail Centre Hamilton 3240
Fax (07) 859 0998 Freephone 0800 800 401