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. 

Making pancakes that fly

Making pancakes that fly

In less than a decade Taranaki-based food manufacturer Van Dyck Fine Foods has carved out a market niche, providing a unique range of crepes, hotcakes and blinis to a rapidly expanding local and global market.

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.

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.

Eight more Taranaki community science projects to go ahead

Eight more Taranaki community science projects to go ahead

A further eight community-led science projects have been green-lit under the Participatory Science Platform (PSP) pilot, locally known as Curious Minds Taranaki.

Venture Taranaki Trust welcomes new Board appointments

Venture Taranaki Trust welcomes new Board appointments

Venture Taranaki Trust, the regional development agency for the Taranaki region, has welcomed the appointment of Steve Maharey, Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua and David Downs to its Board of Trustees, following the approval of the Trust’s owners New Plymouth District Council.

Taranaki's the world's second best destination

Taranaki's the world's second best destination

Global travel experts Lonely Planet have judged Taranaki one of the top regions to visit in 2017.

Student Summer Internship a win-win for Armatec and Lemual Chand

Student Summer Internship a win-win for Armatec and Lemual Chand

Wintec Bachelor of Engineering student Lemual Chand knows more about the conductivity of carbon fibre than most professional engineers.

Mentoring something every business should do

Mentoring something every business should do

When Helen Griffiths, owner of Rumpus Room wanted some independent fresh thinking to help her operate and develop her business successfully, she applied for a business mentor through the Business Mentors New Zealand programme run by Venture Taranaki.

Venture Taranaki Chair Awarded Fellowship

Venture Taranaki Chair Awarded Fellowship

The Chair of Venture Taranaki Trust Robin Brockie has been awarded a Fellowship by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

New publication lifts lid on Taranaki's food production

New publication lifts lid on Taranaki's food production

Despite employing more than 4300 people and contributing over $340 million, Taranaki's food production often flies beneath the radar. Until now that is.

VT Chief Executive receives Distinguished Service Award

VT Chief Executive receives Distinguished Service Award

VT Chief Executive Stuart Trundle has received recognition from his peers with the receipt of a Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for his services to regional economic development in New Zealand.

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