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.

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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.

Re-calling all Curious Minds

Re-calling all Curious Minds

The Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform in Taranaki still has a limited amount of funding remaining in the 2018 round of investment.

Beefing up Jerky Production

Beefing up Jerky Production

Funding for a summer intern enabled one of New Zealand’s largest beef jerky manufacturers, ANZCO Gourmet Foods, to solve a manufacturing challenge.

Hui Hui-tanguru 2018

Hui Hui-tanguru 2018

Our February hui was hosted by Legal Solutions in New Plymouth, and we had some lively kōrero.

A region shaped by events

A region shaped by events

Several events just a few weeks apart give a good insight into what makes Taranaki unique, and provide a reminder of the value of strategic thinking.

Pest Trapping in the Makahu Valley

Pest Trapping in the Makahu Valley

Not every school can claim to have kiwi and long-tail bat living on their back doorstep. But then not every school is located in a quiet valley, a 40 minute drive inland from Stratford.

AgMARDT and BPA Funding Rounds Open Now

AgMARDT and BPA Funding Rounds Open Now

There are eight AgMARDT contestable funding rounds scheduled for 2018, with the next one closing Tuesday 06 March.

Te Aukaha Taranaki 2017

Te Aukaha Taranaki 2017

The kaupapa for the day was raising capital, and this NZTE event also marked the re-launch of He Toronga Pakihi ki Taranaki.

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