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NEW-TO-THE-WORLD SCIENCE

NEW-TO-THE-WORLD SCIENCE

Shikeale jumped on a project exploring the opportunity to emerge a NZ-grown juniper industry.

TRANSITION TECHNOLOGIES

TRANSITION TECHNOLOGIES

Alton's internship at Armatec Environmental Ltd allowed him to use his passion for contributing to Taranaki’s transition to a low carbon economy.

BREWING UP SOLUTIONS

BREWING UP SOLUTIONS

Summer internship funding allowed Begin Distilling to progress research and development to further minimise waste from their distillery.

GROWING INNOVATION

GROWING INNOVATION

A summer internship enabled LONZA to employ Andrew Boot for project work over summer.

Community-minded pair add new business to synergistic blend

Community-minded pair add new business to synergistic blend

When Momo Martin and her longtime friend and business partner Michelle Hartley went to look at a secondhand oven for their catering business, they ended up not only buying the oven, but the rest of the equipment and a new business.

Go Local Taranaki

Go Local Taranaki

It's time to support our local enterprises and products

Idea Summit 2019 winner found

Idea Summit 2019 winner found

Simon Elliott and his business Tri-Tector have taken out top spot in Idea Summit 2019, against some very strong competition.

From the garage to global

From the garage to global

Following her passion for design Casie Smith set up Design Garage in her garage. From humble beginnings, she’s rapidly grown the business into a thriving boutique design agency, thanks to hard work, determination, and some well-placed support.

Time for the perfect finish

Time for the perfect finish

Anyone with a keen interest in Taranaki’s thriving custom and performance car scene will have seen a Steven Sole Customs sticker on some of the region’s best-looking cars. Behind this now iconic sticker, and the flawless paint, is a small business driven by a couple passionate about delivering a great product.

Help to keep the pedal down on growth

Help to keep the pedal down on growth

When Daniel McKerrow left school he had no idea what he wanted to do. He took a role with meat processors Anzco for a season, but a conversation with his uncle got him thinking about a career in engineering.

Bravely into business

Bravely into business

It takes a lot of bravery to quit your day job and start something new. Fortunately for PR and marketing firm Favour the Brave, they have bravery in spades, and a meeting with Venture Taranaki business advisor Jane Moffitt helped with the other aspects of business.

Sustaining a sustainable business - Building Lab

Sustaining a sustainable business - Building Lab

A desire to up the level of sustainability in the building sector led Jamie and Andy to start Building Lab, a construction and bespoke furniture business with a focus on doing things differently.

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