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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General Manager, Transitional Economy appointed

General Manager, Transitional Economy appointed

Regional economic development agency Venture Taranaki, has announced the appointment of Justine Gilliland as the Trust’s General Manager, Transitional Economy.

Hui Hereturikōkā 2018

Hui Hereturikōkā 2018

Our friends at Parininihi ki Waitotara put on a great networking hui for our August event.

Hydrogen - future potential for New Zealand

Hydrogen - future potential for New Zealand

Energy executive Andrew Clennett predicts a bright future for Taranaki, and for New Zealand, if this region can successfully diversify to include hydrogen powered motor vehicles, using hydrogen as a fuel for industrial feedstocks, heat power storage or even exporting the most abundant chemical substance in the world.

Hui Hongongoi 2018

Hui Hongongoi 2018

Our networking event in Te Hāwera with Te Korowai o Ngāruahine was a huge hit.

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.

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.

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.

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