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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.

Hui Paenga-whāwhā

Hui Paenga-whāwhā

We had a good turnout for our April hui, and a full line-up of speakers around the theme of sustainable tourism and care for the environment.

Re-calling all Curious Minds

Re-calling all Curious Minds

The Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform in Taranaki still has a limited amount of funding remaining in the 2018 round of investment.

Beefing up Jerky Production

Beefing up Jerky Production

Funding for a summer intern enabled one of New Zealand’s largest beef jerky manufacturers, ANZCO Gourmet Foods, to solve a manufacturing challenge.

Authentic aspirations meet mentoring - Texas BBQ Foods

Authentic aspirations meet mentoring - Texas BBQ Foods

Producing authentic Texas BBQ flavours in Taranaki was not without its challenges, but a Business Mentor has been able to help one rapidly emerging company to overcome these, and set its sights on growing beyond the region.

Getting grounded and going global – Boho Bridal Design

Getting grounded and going global – Boho Bridal Design

A boutique bridal design company founded by two sisters has emerged from the busyness of two young families, and with the help of a business mentor is poised to take on the world.

Hui Hui-tanguru 2018

Hui Hui-tanguru 2018

Our February hui was hosted by Legal Solutions in New Plymouth, and we had some lively kōrero.

Pest Trapping in the Makahu Valley

Pest Trapping in the Makahu Valley

Not every school can claim to have kiwi and long-tail bat living on their back doorstep. But then not every school is located in a quiet valley, a 40 minute drive inland from Stratford.

AgMARDT and BPA Funding Rounds Open Now

AgMARDT and BPA Funding Rounds Open Now

There are eight AgMARDT contestable funding rounds scheduled for 2018, with the next one closing Tuesday 06 March.

PSP Legends: Richard Guy

PSP Legends: Richard Guy

If you were to open the beer fridge at the house of Richard and Brenda Guy you may be disappointed.

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