News & case studies

Venture Taranaki regularly reports on key events and developments spanning the Trust's performance, regional economic indicators, accolades and developments. You can view the full range of news releases here, or specific news content within each of the sub-sites above.

Browse news releases below (in descending date order), search by keyword/subject or browse by release category. If you have a specific media enquiry scroll to the bottom of the page to get in touch with Venture Taranaki's communications team. 

Taranaki welcomes new international students

Taranaki welcomes new international students

An event to welcome new international students to the Taranaki region has again proven popular, with a high number of students attending.

Hui Hongongoi 2018

Hui Hongongoi 2018

Our networking event in Te Hāwera with Te Korowai o Ngāruahine was a huge hit.

What is the Provincial Growth Fund?

What is the Provincial Growth Fund?

The Provincial Growth Fund (“PGF”) is a massive opportunity for economic development in regional New Zealand – including Taranaki.

Freedom to Transact - My Honesty Box

Freedom to Transact - My Honesty Box

My Honesty Box is a software platform and app that makes cashless transactions easier for small vendors.

More funding for community based science in Taranaki

More funding for community based science in Taranaki

Taranaki’s Curious Minds continues to grow with the announcement of funding for a new community science project to be undertaken in 2018, and more funding for additional projects this year.

Idea Summit finalists announced

Idea Summit finalists announced

The five finalists of Idea Summit - the Taranaki business start-up competition – have been announced, and span everything from mushrooms to soap-box racers.

Transitioning to low-emissions economy important issue for local businesses

Transitioning to low-emissions economy important issue for local businesses

Transitioning Taranaki to a lower carbon economy is seen as an important strategic issue for the region’s businesses, Venture Taranaki’s latest 6-monthly business survey has found.

Business confidence down, costs a concern

Business confidence down, costs a concern

The latest 6-monthly survey of Taranaki’s business confidence has found that the region’s businesses are anticipating an economic slowdown, and are concerned about the rising costs of doing business.

Taranaki food producers take to national stage

Taranaki food producers take to national stage

Six of Taranaki’s innovative niche food producers have teamed up with Venture Taranaki to establish a regional presence at New Zealand’s largest food event - The Food Show - from 26-29 July.

IANZ accredited status for IPL's New Plymouth lab

IANZ accredited status for IPL's New Plymouth lab

IPL has successfully complied with all IANZ accreditation criteria and is being recommended for IANZ accreditation status for their New Plymouth lab. 

Science projects to lift lid on our community

Science projects to lift lid on our community

Venture Taranaki has announced funding for a further eight local science and technology projects under the Curious Minds Programme, meaning more than 30 community science projects have now been supported.

Hui Paenga-whāwhā

Hui Paenga-whāwhā

We had a good turnout for our April hui, and a full line-up of speakers around the theme of sustainable tourism and care for the environment.

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