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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.

Te Moeone – Growing for the Future

Te Moeone – Growing for the Future

Ngati Tawhirikura Hapu teamed up with horticultural scientists, crop technicians and soil specialists to explore how horticultural science could be used by community and home-based gardens.

Waitara Kaimoana Survey

Waitara Kaimoana Survey

Otaraua Hapu and Waitara Alive conducted a study investigating the presence of kaimoana along the Waitara coastline. Working with marine scientists, members of the community learned how to identify different marine species and what these species mean for the health of our reefs.

Reconnecting with the Kiwi dream

Reconnecting with the Kiwi dream

Despite having spent little time in Taranaki, Scott Willson was always impressed by how passionate its locals were, even those that had left the region.

Thriving in every sense

Thriving in every sense

Rodney and Jessie O’Connor always felt Taranaki would be a good place to raise a family, but it wasn’t until they reached that stage in life that they began to seriously assess the opportunities that the region offered, particularly in contrast to Auckland.

More than a mortgage

More than a mortgage

In November 2016 Fiona Blakeley and Jason Reynolds traded the pace of Auckland for the rural lifestyle of Waverley in South Taranaki, and have slotted into a welcoming community and a wonderful lifestyle.

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