In order to maintain a stable and diverse economy, Taranaki needs both established core industries and emerging sectors.

Venture Taranaki supports both, and in many different ways, from facilitating cluster groups, to project management and trade show support. 

Taranaki has a number of comparative advantages inherent in its landscape, climate, industry track record, skill set specialism, and infrastructure that make it New Zealand's centre for energy and a significant producer of food and fibre, with Taranaki’s strong manufacturing and engineering sectors integral to their success while also demonstrating strong performance and innovation of their own. Taranaki’s productive landscape is well-known, being the founder of New Zealand’s bovine and goat dairy industries and the producer of the majority of New Zealand’s cheese and butter, as well as significant poultry and red meat production and value-add products.

There is also an increasing presence of innovative smaller, high-value food and beverage firms, as well as an increasing diversity of land use and food production enterprises establishing in the region. Other strong sectors in the region are construction and health with growing technology and tourism sectors, as people from around the world discover our natural wonders, sophisticated arts and food scene, world-renowned surf and fantastic lifestyle.

Helping sectors grow


Taranaki is New Zealand's home of energy. Find out more about this essential sector, how Venture Taranaki is working to develop opportunities, and how you can get involved.

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Taranaki has always been a top food producing region, and we're expanding our portfolio. Click below if you have an appetite for new opportunities.

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Visitor Industry

Taranaki is an amazing place to visit, and we are working to develop high-value experiences for locals and visitors alike.

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Manufacturing & Engineering

Manufacturing is one of our strongest sectors, from mirrored steel to humble valves and fittings.

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