Venture Taranaki
Te Puna Umanga/Venture Taranaki is Taranaki’s regional development and promotion agency, encompassing a wide range of activities spanning local and regional economic development and strategy, enterprise innovation and growth, regional promotion and marketing, sector development, and major event attraction.

Venture Taranaki is a Council Controlled organisation of the New Plymouth District Council, is governed by an independent Board of Trustees, and guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The long-term impact that Venture Taranaki is working towards a Taranaki economy that helps enable the wellbeing of our people and our environment, underpinned by resilient enterprises, economies and communities.

Venture Taranaki does this by:

  • promoting Taranaki as a great place to learn, live, work, play, visit and create
  • providing enterprise support and enablement
  • undertaking research and thought leadership
  • promoting investment in Taranaki.

Venture Taranaki’s work is also guided by Make Way for Taranaki Tapuae Roa, Taranaki’s 2017 regional economic development strategy, and by the 2019 intergenerational Taranaki 2050 Roadmap for transitioning to a low emissions future.