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A fantastic place to settle down

A fantastic place to settle down

Danielle Young left Taranaki for Perth almost four years ago, seeking a lifestyle change. Now, with partner Scott Rathgen and baby Rory, she has returned to New Plymouth where it “just feels right” to raise their family.

The perfect smoothie, started from scratch

The perfect smoothie, started from scratch

When concussion cut short his aspiring rugby career, Riki Hoeata was forced to look for new opportunities. The challenges of maintaining a nutritious diet while juggling a rugby career and a full-time job opened the door to a new business idea.

Taking good global

Taking good global

The Free Range Company was founded November 2015, looking to create effective natural products that were produced in New Zealand, and had a minimal impact on the environment.

Where lying down is all part of the job - Howard Wright

Where lying down is all part of the job - Howard Wright

The engineers at Howard Wright spend a lot of time talking to doctors, nurses and therapists. In fact, it’s a key part of the job description.

Making pancakes that fly

Making pancakes that fly

In less than a decade Taranaki-based food manufacturer Van Dyck Fine Foods has carved out a market niche, providing a unique range of crepes, hotcakes and blinis to a rapidly expanding local and global market.

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.

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.

Venture Taranaki Trust welcomes new Board appointments

Venture Taranaki Trust welcomes new Board appointments

Venture Taranaki Trust, the regional development agency for the Taranaki region, has welcomed the appointment of Steve Maharey, Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua and David Downs to its Board of Trustees, following the approval of the Trust’s owners New Plymouth District Council.

Taranaki's the world's second best destination

Taranaki's the world's second best destination

Global travel experts Lonely Planet have judged Taranaki one of the top regions to visit in 2017.

Student Summer Internship a win-win for Armatec and Lemual Chand

Student Summer Internship a win-win for Armatec and Lemual Chand

Wintec Bachelor of Engineering student Lemual Chand knows more about the conductivity of carbon fibre than most professional engineers.

Mentoring something every business should do

Mentoring something every business should do

When Helen Griffiths, owner of Rumpus Room wanted some independent fresh thinking to help her operate and develop her business successfully, she applied for a business mentor through the Business Mentors New Zealand programme run by Venture Taranaki.

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