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. 

Idea Summit Taranaki 2018 finds winning business idea

Idea Summit Taranaki 2018 finds winning business idea

Well done to all finalists and a huge congratulations to Letitia and James from Yonder, who won the top prize.

General Manager, Transitional Economy appointed

General Manager, Transitional Economy appointed

Regional economic development agency Venture Taranaki, has announced the appointment of Justine Gilliland as the Trust’s General Manager, Transitional Economy.

Hui Hereturikōkā 2018

Hui Hereturikōkā 2018

Our friends at Parininihi ki Waitotara put on a great networking hui for our August event.

Student grant funding closing soon

Student grant funding closing soon

Applications for Callaghan Innovation Student Grant funding are due in before 30 September.

Taranaki food companies make final cut

Taranaki food companies make final cut

Two Taranaki food startups have made the finals for the NZ Inspire+ Artisan Awards.

Hydrogen - future potential for New Zealand

Hydrogen - future potential for New Zealand

Energy executive Andrew Clennett predicts a bright future for Taranaki, and for New Zealand, if this region can successfully diversify to include hydrogen powered motor vehicles, using hydrogen as a fuel for industrial feedstocks, heat power storage or even exporting the most abundant chemical substance in the world.

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.

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.

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