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. 

Bending rules and making waves

Bending rules and making waves

Venture Taranaki has been working alongside Rivet on some pretty innovative projects for the past five years, though none are as prominent as the 14-metre high curved panels for the gleaming facade of the Len Lye Centre. 

Taranaki fire travels the country

Taranaki fire travels the country

It’s not every day that an outdoor fire pulls up at your local fish and chip shop, but that’s exactly how Charlie Lawry got everyone talking about his new product.

Student funding a win-win

Student funding a win-win

Canterbury University Engineering graduate Nick Ramsay spent last summer in Taranaki figuring out how to turn effluent waste into bio gas. Now, with the project completed, Nick has no plans to leave the region.

Green Meadows Beef - Taking on the world from Taranaki

Green Meadows Beef - Taking on the world from Taranaki

When a farming family in South Taranaki decided they wanted to take on the world they turned to Venture Taranaki for help.

R&D Foundations

R&D Foundations

Taranaki is full of great business stories that very few people know about. When high-profile state owned enterprise MetService bought a 49 percent stakeholding in New Plymouth company MetOcean, one such story deservedly gained a lot more attention.

Quiet Achievers

Quiet Achievers

Bremner Music represents the new generation of high value export product and they handle all the manufacturing and production from their workshop in New Plymouth.

Jackie's for Scrapbooking

Jackie's for Scrapbooking

Jackie Phelps first discovered scrapbooking around 15 years ago, when she was looking for something to supplement her picture-framing business. Since then it has grown into both a core part of her business and a passion, outgrowing the family home and launching Jackie’s for Scrapbooking.

Whenua: Partnerships and innovation key to meeting challenges

Whenua: Partnerships and innovation key to meeting challenges

Taranaki’s economy has had to confront a number of challenges over its history, and is currently feeling the impacts of low global prices for both milk and oil.

Whenua: Alongside the world's best

Whenua: Alongside the world's best

In late October influential global travel guide Lonely Planet declared Taranaki the second best region in the world to visit.

Whenua: Building capability, building business

Whenua: Building capability, building business

Small business is the heart of New Zealand’s economy, and nowhere is that more true than here in Taranaki.

Whenua: Leading from within

Whenua: Leading from within

Leadership starts with people and it ends with people

Whenua: Stepping up to the plate

Whenua: Stepping up to the plate

Food production adds more than $340 million a year to our regional economy, employs more than 4,300 people, and represents more than half our region’s total manufacturing base.

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