Taranaki - Like No Other
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Case Studies
The perfect smoothie, started from scratch - Craft Smoothie
When concussion cut short his aspiring rugby career, Riki Hoeata was forced to look for new opportunities. The challenges of maintaining a nutritious diet while juggling a rugby career and a full-time job opened the door to a new business idea. Read more...

Taking good global, with a business mentor - The Free Range Company
The Free Range Company was founded November 2015, looking to create effective natural products that were produced in New Zealand, and had a minimal impact on the environment. Read more...

From start-up to sweet success - Sweet Aggie
Looking to build a more solid future than her workplace was able to offer, Angela Kerehoma decided it was time to put a long-percolating business idea into action. Read more...

Designing future growth – Design Garage
Even though Casie Pigott spends her days developing her clients’ brands, the one challenge she faced was finding the time to spend on her own company - Design Garage. Read more...

Thinking beyond the box – Angela Sefton
Angela Sefton has merged a passion for art and photography with a love of vintage art. With help from a business mentor, she’s taking her gallery to the world. Read more...

Making a difference for those that make a difference - START Taranaki
Taranaki’s businesses are not the only ones who can benefit from having a business mentor, as Piers Duncan found out. Read more...

Turning Gas into Grass - Ballance Agri-Nutrients
Transforming gas into fertiliser for Kiwi farmers takes clever chemistry, scorching temperatures and a heap of pressure. Read more...

Where lying down is all part of the job - Howard Wright
The engineers at Howard Wright spend a lot of time talking to doctors, nurses and therapists. In fact, it’s a key part of the job description. Read more...

Making pancakes that fly - Van Dycks Fine Foods
In less than a decade Taranaki-based food manufacturer Van Dyck Fine Foods has carved out a market niche, providing a unique range of crepes, hotcakes and blinis to a rapidly expanding local and global market. Read more...

Bending rules and making waves - Rivet
New Plymouth sheetmetal fabricators Rivet have been making waves. Huge, shiny, stainless steel waves, and they’re the talk of the town. Read more...

Taranaki fire travels the country - Trendz
It’s not every day that an outdoor fire pulls up at your local fish and chip shop, but that’s exactly how Charlie Lawry got everyone talking about his new product. Read more...

OnFarmSafety - helping businesses through H&S changes
Changes to health and safety rules this year could have a big impact on Taranaki’s rural businesses, but one local company has geared up to help. Read more...

Student funding a win-win
Nick Ramsay spent a summer in Taranaki figuring out how to turn effluent waste into bio gas, but even now the project is completed, has no plans to leave. Read more...

Feeling the benefits - Kingsway Menswear
Kingsway Menswear has been selling men’s clothing from a high-profile corner site in central New Plymouth for 75 years, and has seen the oil and gas sector expand from a small niche industry to a major driver of the local economy. Read more...

Growing Taranaki design - C7
Despite having a graphic design portfolio spanning 13 years, Karen McEldowney wasn’t looking to make the leap from employee to business owner, until the opportunity fell into her lap. Read more...

From the Olympics to the Katwalk
Ever since she had been part of a successful Young Enterprise Scheme team at high school, Laura Crombie had wanted to own her own business. She’s now the owner of a thriving Taranaki fashion boutique, and with help from her Business Read more...

Green Meadows Beef - Taking on the world from Taranaki
When a farming family in South Taranaki decided they wanted to take on the world they turned to Venture Taranaki for help. Read more...

R&D Foundations - MetOcean Solutions
Taranaki is full of great business stories that very few people know about. When high-profile state owned enterprise MetService bought a 49 percent stakeholding in New Plymouth company MetOcean, one such story deservedly gained a lot more attention. Read more...

Carac Couplings and TracGrip
A series of historic buildings in downtown Eltham isn’t where you’d expect to find one of the region’s leading innovators, but they are home to Carac Couplings and their product TrackGrip which is finding favour in both the New Zealand and global markets. Read more...

Quiet Achievers: Bremner Music
Bremner Music represents the new generation of high value export product and they handle all the manufacturing and production from their workshop in New Plymouth. Read more...

Mentor case study: Jackie's for Scrapbooking
Jackie Phelps first discovered scrapbooking around 15 years ago, when she was looking for something to supplement her picture-framing business. Since then it has grown into both a core part of her business and a passion, outgrowing the family home and launching Jackie’s for Scrapbooking. Read more...

Turning a passion into a valuable business
Working in an Auckland mental health care facility, former Taranaki girl Stacey Waterson noticed that a lot of the patients were keeping incredibly creative journals, creating remarkable drawings and leaping at the chance to express themselves through acting and performance roles. Read more...

Mentor case study: Logajob
A bright future of bringing trades people and homeowners together to get jobs done is ahead of a rapidly emerging New Plymouth start-up company, and the Business Mentor Scheme is right behind it. Read more...

Fun the driver for business mentor
“The bottom line is that mentoring is just a lot of fun,” says Teresa Bowe from her ‘Board Room’ – the sun-drenched deck of her home and business Belt Road Holiday Park. Read more...

Fine Particle Application
When Fine Particle Application’s father-daughter duo Brett and Fay Emeny wanted to take their 30-year old business to the next level, they turned to Venture Taranaki. Read more...

Global innovation from a local testbed
Opunake, in Coastal Taranaki, is seldome seen as a testbed of world-leading innovation, but for Corkill Systems Ltd this community offers just that. Read more...

Continuing a tradition of dairying innovation
The region that brought the world the rotary cowshed, ear tags for cows, and kick-started New Zealand’s dairy export industry has another pioneering dairying invention to add to its portfolio –the SafeRise platform. Read more...

Helping Kiwa fly
Taking part in a Business Makeover Challenge was enough to convince Deanne Werder-McCrea that Venture Taranaki could help her boost her business – Kiwa High Performance Web. Read more...

Making things cooler
The concentration of the oil and gas and dairying industries around the South Taranaki town of Hawera was enough to convince Stephen Frowde to start a specialised refrigeration and air conditioning business there. Read more...

Carbon Art International - The pursuit of the ultimate windsurf experience
Carbon Art are a creative and innovative Taranaki company who hand make top of the line windsurfing boards. Read more...

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