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 secures significant tourism industry conference

Taranaki secures significant tourism industry conference

The national conference of the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand is headed to Taranaki in 2020, after the region emerged the frontrunners in a nationwide competitive bid process.

Idea Summit 2019 winner found

Idea Summit 2019 winner found

Simon Elliott and his business Tri-Tector have taken out top spot in Idea Summit 2019, against some very strong competition.

GM Establishment appointed for NNEDC

GM Establishment appointed for NNEDC

Pamela Walklin has been appointed the General Manager, Establishment, of the National New Energy Development Centre (NNEDC) to be based in New Plymouth.

Taranaki 2050 Roadmap released

Taranaki 2050 Roadmap released

The Taranaki 2050 Roadmap will help the region’s communities, enterprises, and residents navigate New Zealand’s shift to the low-emissions economy of the future, while ensuring the important aspects of life in Taranaki can be shared by everyone.

Venture Taranaki to move late 2019

Venture Taranaki to move late 2019

In November 2019 Venture Taranaki, the region’s development agency, will shift premises to a new development on the corner of King and Dawson streets in central New Plymouth.

Taranaki food producers take to national stage

Taranaki food producers take to national stage

Six Taranaki food producers and Venture Taranaki will have a regional presence at New Zealand's largest food event this weekend

Transition to a low-emissions future

Transition to a low-emissions future

It is widely accepted that our region, our nation and our planet must reduce carbon emissions if we are to ensure the prosperity of future generations.

Taste of Taranaki Collective Takes Auckland

Taste of Taranaki Collective Takes Auckland

Six local food producers will be representing the region at the Auckland Food Show 2019.

VT Chief Executive joins national body

VT Chief Executive joins national body

Venture Taranaki Chief Executive Justine Gilliland has been elected to the Board of Economic Development New Zealand (EDNZ), the nationwide body of economic development practitioners.

Māori business a key focus for exciting new airport retail development

Māori business a key focus for exciting new airport retail development

Puketapu Hapū are at the helm of an exciting opportunity to create a positive economic impact to the lives of their whanau, hapū and iwi as well as local Māori business and Taranaki as a whole.

Idea Summit 2019 finalists announced

Idea Summit 2019 finalists announced

The five finalists of Idea Summit 2019 have been announced, and include a technology application, a physical product to assist industrial health & safety, sports safety and two ideas in the food innovation space.

Taranaki returns to Food Show

Taranaki returns to Food Show

Next month Venture Taranaki along with six innovative food producers are joining forces to showcase Taranaki at New Zealand’s largest food show – the Auckland Food Show.

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