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. 

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.

PSP Legends: Richard Guy

PSP Legends: Richard Guy

If you were to open the beer fridge at the house of Richard and Brenda Guy you may be disappointed.

Dotterel Defenders

Dotterel Defenders

The Dotterel Defenders project is all about coastal communities coming together to identify and control threats to shorebirds that are dependent on conservation for their long term survival.

North Island courses for Taranaki farmers

North Island courses for Taranaki farmers

New training opportunities have been announced for those looking to progress their careers in agriculture, from both Taratahi and Dairy NZ.

Tech Week Taranaki - 19-27 May

Tech Week Taranaki - 19-27 May

Techweek is coming to Taranaki!

Curious Minds back for 2018

Curious Minds back for 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 round of Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform (PSP) funding.

Hui Hakihea 2017

Hui Hakihea 2017

We had a fantastic little networking event on Thursday 14 December, filled with beautiful kai, korero, people and surroundings.

Survey confirms challenging times

Survey confirms challenging times

The results of the latest Taranaki Business Survey reflect similar surveys around the country, showing that the outlook for New Zealand’s economic conditions over the next 12-months has taken a dive, while the prognosis for the regional economy remains more optimistic.

Easy Permit a Winner

Easy Permit a Winner

Venture Taranaki were proud to sponsor and help organise Startup Weekend Taranaki into its third year.

Ko Nga Kowhitiwhiti – Watercress Collection, Instream Ecology, and External Influences

Ko Nga Kowhitiwhiti – Watercress Collection, Instream Ecology, and External Influences

How is surrounding land use affecting our streams? Is there a relationship between water quality and watercress health? The Ko Nga Kowhitiwhiti project is undertaking an investigation with relevance spanning waterway to dinner table.

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