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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.

More money for Taranaki’s curious minds

More money for Taranaki’s curious minds

Taranaki’s pilot programme to encourage communities to embrace science and technology has been so successful it is being extended for a third round, meaning more local science and tech projects can get off the ground.

Venture Taranaki Chair recognised

Venture Taranaki Chair recognised

Venture Taranaki Trust Chair Robin Brockie has been awarded a Queen's Service Medal for his contribution to the Taranaki community

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