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Making business an art

Making business an art

A passion for art and helping people access contemporary New Zealand artworks drove Catherine Rhodes to open Anderson Rhodes Gallery in early 2018.

Helping the man who helps man’s best friend

Helping the man who helps man’s best friend

With more than two decades of experience in dog behaviour, celebrated former Police dog handler Nick Wilson is clearly passionate about his business Dogs 4 Life. As a dog behaviour specialist, Nick works with dogs and dog owners throughout the North Island to help dogs to be the best they can be and educate dog owners so they can advocate for their dogs in all environments.

Helping a new business help others

Helping a new business help others

Stratford’s Stephanie Haughey launched her business Wellness From Within with the vision of helping people improve their wellbeing. But finding it challenging to get word out and growing the business to help more people, Stephanie turned to the Business Mentors programme.

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.

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.

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. 

Serving up a dream: Charley’s Café

Serving up a dream: Charley’s Café

When a local café came up for lease, Charley Hodge booked a Venture Taranaki Business Start-up clinic to help ensure things got moving in the right direction.

Beyond the Woolshed with a Business Mentor

Beyond the Woolshed with a Business Mentor

A small business with great products but a not so great location wanted some new ideas to help them raise their profile, and found them with a business mentor.

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.

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