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Dotterel Defenders

Dotterel Defenders

The Dotterel Defenders project is all about coastal communities coming together to identify and control threats to shorebirds that are dependent on conservation for their long term survival.

Endeavour Fund 2018

Endeavour Fund 2018

The 2018 Assessment Guidelines for the Endeavour Fund for research, science or technology related activities is now available online.

Tech Week is coming to Taranaki

Tech Week is coming to Taranaki

Venture Taranaki is proud to announce that it has been chosen as the regional partner to curate Techweek'18 taking place between 19th – 27th May 2018.

Apply Now for Export Bridge

Apply Now for Export Bridge

Export Bridge provides companies the opportunity to have market research and development work provided in country by university students as a core element of their course work.

Green light for Curious Minds

Green light for Curious Minds

Taranaki’s curious minds will be able to explore more ideas with science, thanks to an extension to the popular Participatory Science Platform. The programme has already supported almost two dozen projects in Taranaki, and has been renewed until mid-2019.

Hui Hakihea 2017

Hui Hakihea 2017

We had a fantastic little networking event on Thursday 14 December, filled with beautiful kai, korero, people and surroundings.

Survey confirms challenging times

Survey confirms challenging times

The results of the latest Taranaki Business Survey reflect similar surveys around the country, showing that the outlook for New Zealand’s economic conditions over the next 12-months has taken a dive, while the prognosis for the regional economy remains more optimistic.

Easy Permit a Winner

Easy Permit a Winner

Venture Taranaki were proud to sponsor and help organise Startup Weekend Taranaki into its third year.

Ko Nga Kowhitiwhiti – Watercress Collection, Instream Ecology, and External Influences

Ko Nga Kowhitiwhiti – Watercress Collection, Instream Ecology, and External Influences

How is surrounding land use affecting our streams? Is there a relationship between water quality and watercress health? The Ko Nga Kowhitiwhiti project is undertaking an investigation with relevance spanning waterway to dinner table.

Inanga Ora Ki Te Awa O Waitara

Inanga Ora Ki Te Awa O Waitara

Between August and November every year, Taranaki estuaries become inundated with migratory species of juvenile galaxiid and an individual species of net wielding hominoid. The galaxiid are better known as tasty translucent whitebait, and the hominoid as the fishermen trying to catch them. All those gracing the river banks dream of returning home with full buckets. But is this dream a reality?

Stone vs. Metal: the Motunui panels revealed

Stone vs. Metal: the Motunui panels revealed

For over 100 years anthropologists, ethnologists, and wood carvers have been debating if it is possible to tell whether a Māori carving has been done from stone or metal tools.

Maru Wai Matara

Maru Wai Matara

Led by Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust this project worked with Taranaki District Health Board, marae and schools to understand cultural and scientific indicators of river health.

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