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. 

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.

Beefing up Jerky Production

Beefing up Jerky Production

Funding for a summer intern enabled one of New Zealand’s largest beef jerky manufacturers, ANZCO Gourmet Foods, to solve a manufacturing challenge.

Hui Hui-tanguru 2018

Hui Hui-tanguru 2018

Our February hui was hosted by Legal Solutions in New Plymouth, and we had some lively kōrero.

A region shaped by events

A region shaped by events

Several events just a few weeks apart give a good insight into what makes Taranaki unique, and provide a reminder of the value of strategic thinking.

Pest Trapping in the Makahu Valley

Pest Trapping in the Makahu Valley

Not every school can claim to have kiwi and long-tail bat living on their back doorstep. But then not every school is located in a quiet valley, a 40 minute drive inland from Stratford.

AgMARDT and BPA Funding Rounds Open Now

AgMARDT and BPA Funding Rounds Open Now

There are eight AgMARDT contestable funding rounds scheduled for 2018, with the next one closing Tuesday 06 March.

Te Aukaha Taranaki 2017

Te Aukaha Taranaki 2017

The kaupapa for the day was raising capital, and this NZTE event also marked the re-launch of He Toronga Pakihi ki Taranaki.

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.

North Island courses for Taranaki farmers

North Island courses for Taranaki farmers

New training opportunities have been announced for those looking to progress their careers in agriculture, from both Taratahi and Dairy NZ.

Tech Week Taranaki - 19-27 May

Tech Week Taranaki - 19-27 May

Techweek is coming to Taranaki!

Curious Minds back for 2018

Curious Minds back for 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 round of Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform (PSP) funding.

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