Venture Taranaki - Latest News [Page 1]

Venture Taranaki’s Branching Out Initiative Explores Avocado

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 4:43 pm | Venture Taranaki

The Venture Taranaki initiative Branching Out is a collaborative exercise to investigate, explore, package, and potentially pilot new commercial opportunities that could add sustainable value to Taranaki’s economy and help the region’s food and fibre ... More >>

Collaborative Taranaki Partnership Takes Len Lye’s Big Blade To Auckland Art Fair

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 4:15 pm | Venture Taranaki

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre - photo credit Patrick Reynolds The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre have teamed up with the Auckland Art Fair 2021 as its exclusive Museum Partner, forging a stronger connection between ... More >>

R&D Experience Grant Is A Two-way Success For Taranaki Enterprises And University Students

Friday, 29 January 2021, 2:28 pm | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki’s partnership with Callaghan Innovation has resulted in funding for 35 university students to undertake a 10-week internship over their summer break. During Summer 2020/21, the students have been working across a variety of Taranaki ... More >>

Taranaki’s Seven New Curious Minds Projects Announced

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:12 am | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki has announced seven new Curious Minds community science projects, bringing the total number of projects in the region to 57 since 2015, with $970,000 in overall funding to help school and community groups test their ideas and observations ... More >>

Venture Taranaki Seeking Entrepreneurs To Join PowerUp Ideas Competition

Monday, 14 December 2020, 5:31 pm | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki is calling for individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset, a great business or enterprise idea, or a with an existing start-up wanting to take it to the next level, to submit their application to take part in the PowerUp Ideas Competition ... More >>

Venture Taranaki Report Shows 207,000 Hectares Of Taranaki Land Suitable For Horticulture

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 9:35 am | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki has released an assessment on Taranaki’s land and climate, which provides an overview of our region’s growing capability, and the opportunity to help meet long-term goals of building diversity, value, sustainability, and market ... More >>

Venture Taranaki Launch “PowerUp” To Support Entrepreneurship Within The Region

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 12:30 pm | Venture Taranaki

In a fitting part of Global Entrepreneurship week, Venture Taranaki have launched PowerUp, a range of support services and activity focused on fostering and nurturing entrepreneurship in Taranaki. PowerUp is driven by three key initiatives, Grow, Tell ... More >>

Venture Taranaki Announce New Zealand Offshore Wind Forum

Friday, 13 November 2020, 9:55 am | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki, together with sponsors Ara Ake and WITT, are presenting a New Zealand Offshore Wind Forum this December. Consisting of a pre-cursor online webinar and an in-person event, the forum will bring together speakers and perspectives from ... More >>

Stats NZ Release Unemployment Rates For The September 2020 Quarter

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 1:52 pm | Venture Taranaki

Stats NZ have released the unemployment rates for the September 2020 quarter. The figures show the number of unemployed people in New Zealand rose to 37,000 to reach 151,000. This brings unemployment to 5.3% due to COVID-19. Although nationally unemployment ... More >>

Latest Taranaki Trends Released – Summer 2020

Friday, 23 October 2020, 12:54 pm | Venture Taranaki

The 2020 Summer edition of Taranaki Trends, produced by Venture Taranaki, is now available. The data set and metrics presented in this edition are the first to come through since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached New Zealand, making this edition ... More >>

Venture Taranaki Launch ‘Taranaki – Just Around The Corner’ Domestic Tourism Campaign

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 5:48 pm | Venture Taranaki

This week, Venture Taranaki launched its domestic campaign, designed to attract visitation to the region. The digital campaign ‘Taranaki – Just around the corner’ is set to encourage out-of-town visitation to support the region’s COVID-19 recovery ... More >>

Major Milestone Reached For Taranaki 2050 Roadmap

Friday, 4 September 2020, 11:32 am | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki have published the final Transition Pathway Action Plans (TPAPs) as part of the Taranaki 2050 Roadmap, completing the action planning stage of the programme and adding momentum to the work already underway with implementation. The ... More >>

New Report Projects COVID-19 Impacts On Taranaki Economy

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 1:45 pm | Venture Taranaki

A new forecast for Taranaki’s regional economy for the next 12 months finds the economic impacts of COVID-19 will create the greatest economic shock in living memory, and could have a significant impact on the region. The report, commissioned by Venture ... More >>

Taranaki Businesses See Big Impact From COVID-19

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 4:33 pm | Venture Taranaki

A Venture Taranaki survey of the Taranaki region’s enterprises has found that more than 70% are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their business activity, and 80% have accessed government support packages. Common themes that emerged from ... More >>

Venture Taranaki to continue to grow Curious Minds

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:13 am | Venture Taranaki

The Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform has supported 39 community science projects throughout Taranaki, across 16 science and technology disciplines. That number is set to increase with an extension to the programme announced this week. ... More >>

Venture Taranaki welcomes appointment of two new directors

Friday, 18 October 2019, 2:21 pm | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki Trust (VTT) has welcomed Dr Joanna Breare and Gillian Cagney to the regional promotion and development agency’s governance team. Joanna is the Chief Executive of Todd Energy and Gillian is the Chief Executive of Worley New Zealand. More >>

Roadmap to Taranaki’s success in low-emissions future

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 9:49 am | Venture Taranaki

The Taranaki 2050 Roadmap will help the region’s communities, enterprises, and residents navigate New Zealand’s shift to the low-emissions economy of the future, while ensuring the important aspects of life in Taranaki can be shared by everyone. More >>

Taranaki’s transition to a low-emissions economy

Friday, 21 June 2019, 9:32 am | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki has welcomed the announcement of a joint venture that will see a $50 million green hydrogen development in South Taranaki. More >>

New Energy Development Centre funding announcement welcomed

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:56 am | Venture Taranaki

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 ... More >>

Kids’ ideas sought for roadmap to the future

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 5:04 pm | Venture Taranaki

Getting young people to share their ideas and dreams for the future is behind a new creative competition being run in Taranaki. The Taranaki 2050 Creative Challenge invites children from across Taranaki to draw, write, film and share what they think ... More >>