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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.

Venture Taranaki Chair Awarded Fellowship

Venture Taranaki Chair Awarded Fellowship

The Chair of Venture Taranaki Trust Robin Brockie has been awarded a Fellowship by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

New publication lifts lid on Taranaki's food production

New publication lifts lid on Taranaki's food production

Despite employing more than 4300 people and contributing over $340 million, Taranaki's food production often flies beneath the radar. Until now that is.

VT Chief Executive receives Distinguished Service Award

VT Chief Executive receives Distinguished Service Award

VT Chief Executive Stuart Trundle has received recognition from his peers with the receipt of a Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for his services to regional economic development in New Zealand.

Taranaki: A Manufacturing Profile

Taranaki: A Manufacturing Profile

Taranaki's manufacturing sector contributes 11% of our GDP and employs over 8670 people.

A Taste of Taranaki

A Taste of Taranaki

Venture Taranaki and eight Taranaki food companies showcased the region last month at New Zealand’s largest food event – The Food Show.

Read about Taranaki's Curious Minds projects

Read about Taranaki's Curious Minds projects

Taranaki has seen more than 20 community science projects under the Curious Minds pilot programme.

More Taranaki people get to test their ideas with science

More Taranaki people get to test their ideas with science

Community-based science continues to thrive in Taranaki with the awarding of funding of over $100,000 to a further nine projects under the Curious Minds programme.

Business funding available for students

Business funding available for students

Funding is available to bring smart, enthusiastic and fresh thinking students into your business over their summer break.

Taranaki Digital Infrastructure Update

Taranaki Digital Infrastructure Update

Since 2011 there has been significant investment in the digital infrastructure of New Zealand, including Taranaki, particularly in the provision of broadband. Much of this investment has been supported by Government with the intention of encouraging economic development.

Becoming the boss

Becoming the boss

When Tegan Frost opened her own beauty clinic she had to make the leap from employee to being the boss. Fortunately she had a Business Mentor on her side to help make the transition easier.

Schoolyard Blues in South Taranaki

Schoolyard Blues in South Taranaki

Massey University in collaboration with Fonterra are putting blue cheese on the menu at Hawera High School. The Schoolyard Blues project aims to engage Taranaki students in the science of cheese making, and along the way create a blue cheese that is more attractive to a young audience.

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