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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Inanga Ora Ki Te Awa O Waitara

Inanga Ora Ki Te Awa O Waitara

Between August and November every year, Taranaki estuaries become inundated with migratory species of juvenile galaxiid and an individual species of net wielding hominoid. The galaxiid are better known as tasty translucent whitebait, and the hominoid as the fishermen trying to catch them. All those gracing the river banks dream of returning home with full buckets. But is this dream a reality?

Stone vs. Metal: the Motunui panels revealed

Stone vs. Metal: the Motunui panels revealed

For over 100 years anthropologists, ethnologists, and wood carvers have been debating if it is possible to tell whether a Māori carving has been done from stone or metal tools.

Maru Wai Matara

Maru Wai Matara

Led by Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust this project worked with Taranaki District Health Board, marae and schools to understand cultural and scientific indicators of river health.

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