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

More funding for community based science in Taranaki

Transitioning to low-emissions economy important issue for local businesses

Business confidence down, costs a concern

Idea Summit finalists announced

The five finalists of Idea Summit - the Taranaki business start-up competition – have been announced, and span everything from mushrooms to soap-box racers.

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

The Performance Edge
Wed 18 Jul - Thu 20 Sep
18/07/2018 9:00:00 a.m. 20/09/2018 5:00:00 p.m.


The Performance Edge

Hui Hongongoi 2018
Thu 19 Jul, 5:00 p.m.
19/07/2018 5:00:00 p.m. 19/07/2018 7:30:00 p.m.

Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust office,  147 High Street, Hāwera ​

Hui Hongongoi 2018

Tasty Business Taranaki
Thu 19 Jul, 5:30 p.m.
19/07/2018 5:30:00 p.m. 19/07/2018 7:00:00 p.m.

Strategy Collective, level 1 – White Hart, 47 Queens Street, New Plymouth

Tasty Business Taranaki


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.