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Student funding a win-win

Student funding a win-win

Canterbury University Engineering graduate Nick Ramsay spent last summer in Taranaki figuring out how to turn effluent waste into bio gas. Now, with the project completed, Nick has no plans to leave the region.

Green Meadows Beef - Taking on the world from Taranaki

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.

R&D Foundations

R&D Foundations

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.

Quiet Achievers

Quiet Achievers

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.

Jackie's for Scrapbooking

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.

Whenua: Partnerships and innovation key to meeting challenges

Whenua: Partnerships and innovation key to meeting challenges

Taranaki’s economy has had to confront a number of challenges over its history, and is currently feeling the impacts of low global prices for both milk and oil.

Whenua: Alongside the world's best

Whenua: Alongside the world's best

In late October influential global travel guide Lonely Planet declared Taranaki the second best region in the world to visit.

Whenua: Building capability, building business

Whenua: Building capability, building business

Small business is the heart of New Zealand’s economy, and nowhere is that more true than here in Taranaki.

Whenua: Leading from within

Whenua: Leading from within

Leadership starts with people and it ends with people

Whenua: Stepping up to the plate

Whenua: Stepping up to the plate

Food production adds more than $340 million a year to our regional economy, employs more than 4,300 people, and represents more than half our region’s total manufacturing base.

Beyond PSP for Auroa School

Beyond PSP for Auroa School

Taranaki's Auroa School has put science into action to track a range of animals around the region

Student Internships - adding real value to Taranaki businesses

Student Internships - adding real value to Taranaki businesses

Callaghan Innovation’s 2016/17 R&D Experience grants are now open for applications. The grants allow businesses to increase their R&D capability at minimal cost, using an undergraduate student over the summer break while also supporting students in developing and gaining technical skills in a commercial environment.

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