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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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.

Tapuae Roa: Speeding up the food sector

Tapuae Roa: Speeding up the food sector

Four major food projects, as well as three smaller projects, have been announced as part of the Major Regional Food Opportunities initiative.

Tapuae Roa - Food Futures to the fore

Tapuae Roa - Food Futures to the fore

Tapuae Roa, Taranaki’s regional economic development strategy, identified our region’s food industry as one of the four futures with strong growth potential. Accelerating this sector has been the focus of much activity over recent months.

The hydrogen opportunity for Taranaki

The hydrogen opportunity for Taranaki

Venture Taranaki is managing the implementation of several Tapuae Roa Projects including development of the H2 Taranaki Roadmap. This project is focused on stimulating innovative hydrogen projects and the take-up of hydrogen technologies in Taranaki.

Right time and place for Top Print

Right time and place for Top Print

Natalie Avery and the team at Top Print moved their business to Waitara, and haven't looked back.

Idea Summit Taranaki 2018 finds winning business idea

Idea Summit Taranaki 2018 finds winning business idea

Well done to all finalists and a huge congratulations to Letitia and James from Yonder, who won the top prize.

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.

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.

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