At Venture Taranaki, we understand it can be daunting to start up a new business so we are there for all those taking the plunge.


Venture Taranaki works with many businesses from all sectors, of all sizes, and at all stages of development.


Whatever your innovation challenge, a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor can point you in the right direction.

Business news

Beyond the Woolshed with a Business Mentor

Science projects to lift lid on our community

Idea Summit 2018 is open

Idea Summit™ Taranaki 2018 is the new competition to help anyone with a business idea turn it into an innovative business.

Business events

English for Employees programme starting in Term 2
Mon 07 May - Sun 07 Oct
7/05/2018 9:00:00 a.m. 7/10/2018 5:00:00 p.m.

New Plymouth

English for Employees programme starting in Term 2

Business Planning Back to Basics
Thu 21 Jun, 9:00 a.m.
21/06/2018 9:00:00 a.m. 21/06/2018 11:00:00 a.m.

109 Powderham Street New Plymouth

Business Planning Back to Basics

IRD combined Business & GST Workshop
Thu 21 Jun, 9:30 a.m.
21/06/2018 9:30:00 a.m. 21/06/2018 12:00:00 p.m.

54 Gill Street, New Plymouth

IRD combined Business & GST Workshop

Hazard Identification & Management
Mon 25 Jun, 8:00 a.m.
25/06/2018 8:00:00 a.m. 25/06/2018 6:00:00 p.m.

26-32 Manadon Street, New Plymouth

Hazard Identification & Management


Taranaki Trends

Taranaki Trends is a six-monthly collection of recent facts and figures about the region and its performance, produced by Venture Taranaki to help inform business decisions.

Taranaki Business Survey

Venture Taranaki has been conducting the Taranaki Business Survey since last century, providing a long-running snapshot of business confidence in the region.