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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New Energy Development Centre funding announcement welcomed

New Energy Development Centre funding announcement welcomed

Taranaki’s business and civic leadership have welcomed the Government’s commitment to funding and support to enable the establishment of the National New Energy Development Centre, stating that it is a significant step in New Zealand’s transition to a low-emissions economy while leveraging the expertise that exists in Taranaki.

Youth to take stage for Taranaki’s future

Youth to take stage for Taranaki’s future

Three Taranaki school students will take to the stage at the Just Transitions Summit in New Plymouth on 9-10 May for a discussion with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the future of the region in a low-emissions economy.

Could you be the next great start-up success?

Could you be the next great start-up success?

After winning local incubator competition Idea Summit in 2018, tourism chat-bot start-up Yonder appear to be on a winning streak. Could you be sitting on this year’s winning business idea?

Awesome local lineup for Techweek 2019

Awesome local lineup for Techweek 2019

New Zealand’s largest technology and innovation event returns to Taranaki from Monday 20 – Sunday 26 May, with more than a dozen events right around the mountain to help showcase and celebrate technology.

Another Gold for Juno Gin

Another Gold for Juno Gin

Taranaki gin distiller Juno Gin has walked away with a gold medal at the inaugural 2019 New Zealand Spirits Awards.

Latest Taranaki Trends released

Latest Taranaki Trends released

Venture Taranaki’s latest Taranaki Trends publication is available now, presenting an easily digestible snapshot of regionally-focused data spanning a range of industries and sectors.

Roadmap to establish Taranaki hydrogen economy released

Roadmap to establish Taranaki hydrogen economy released

Media Release: Hiringa Energy, New Plymouth District Council, and Venture Taranaki

Boosting future foods

Boosting future foods

The concept of a Future Foods hub to supercharge the growth of the region’s food industry is currently under investigation as one of the Tapuae Roa priority projects.

Taranaki’s first export map launched

Taranaki’s first export map launched

Venture Taranaki has just completed the first ever in-depth analysis of the region’s exporters and found that Taranaki businesses are selling products into 76 countries, and that the value of exports is growing.

Taranaki Honey Company Collective update

Taranaki Honey Company Collective update

The Taranaki Honey Company Collective is an industry group made up of the region’s commercial honey producers, and meets regularly to grow the industry, its businesses and those that are providing added-value products.

Taranaki Region at a Glance

Taranaki Region at a Glance

Venture Taranaki and Infometrics present a snapshot of the regional economy in 2018

The beginning of Juniper Witbier

The beginning of Juniper Witbier

A plan hatched in the thick of the action at the Auckland Food Show has reached a very successful fruition, thanks to an enterprising student and a little support from Callaghan Innovation.

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