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Special Event - State of the Economy
30th March 2015
Venture Taranaki, in partnership with the Human Resources Institute NZ (HRINZ), would like to invite you to a lunchtime event to hear about the State of the Taranaki economy. Read more...

Staff members new to the region?
17th February 2015
If you’ve recently employed a staff member from out of town or are just about to, you can help make their move to our beautiful region a little easier by giving them a Taranaki Lifestyle Toolkit. Read more...

Taranaki Jobs website goes from strength to strength
17th February 2015
Venture Taranaki’s jobs website has never been in high demand by job seekers this year, with over 12,500 unique visitors. One employer sums it up perfectly: “it’s free, easy to use, and specific to Taranaki.” Read more...

Connect 15 – Looking to the future
17th February 2015
Connect 15 is an employment and careers event designed to help you promote your business, job opportunities, courses, training pathways and services. Read more...

A new business degree right on our doorstep!
27th January 2015
WITT have announced a new 3-year business degree: the Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM). Read more...

Venture Taranaki Offers Support for Farm Businesses
20th January 2015
As forecast dairy payouts reflect the global commodity price trends, Venture Taranaki has been actively working to supply business support services, including the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme, to more in the agribusiness sector. Read more...

New website to make tender writing easier
20th January 2015
For many small businesses responding to a RFP can feel like a job in itself –before you even get the job. Fortunately help is at hand through a new procurement website. Read more...

Settlement support services in Taranaki
20th January 2015
Despite Settlement Support changing from its previous form, there are still services available to help new residents fit into life in Taranaki Read more...

Immigration New Zealand Essential Skills in Demand List review complete
20th January 2015
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has completed its annual review of two of the Essential Skills in Demand Lists. Read more...

MBIE releases short and long term employment outlook
20th January 2015
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has released its six-monthly reports on the employment outlook over the short and medium-long terms. Read more...

Changes to employment law
20th January 2015
There will be major changes to New Zealand employment law from 6 March 2015 when the Employment Relations Act 2014 comes into effect. Read more...

Reconnect, Reconsider and Return to Taranaki
20th January 2015
Venture Taranaki’s [Re]Discover Taranaki campaign ran over summer to help attract new residents, and a new toolkit will help our employers make the most of them Read more...

Offshore recruitment opportunities abound
20th January 2015
Offshore recruitment events have been announced, with expressions of interest open now for Australian events in March and April. Read more...

NZ Job Expos in Brisbane and Melbourne - confirmed dates
16th January 2015
MBIE are holding a second series of job fairs in Brisbane and Melbourne to support New Zealand employers who are growing their businesses and seeking specialist skills. Read more...

Employer Case study – R&D Foundations - MetOcean Solutions
7th May 2014
Taranaki is full of great business stories that very few people know about. When high-profile state owned enterprise MetService bought a 49 percent stakeholding in New Plymouth company MetOcean, one such story deservedly gained a lot more attention. Read more...

Essential Skills in Demand Lists
7th May 2014
The 2014 review of the Essential Skills in Demand Lists has begun and Immigration New Zealand needs your help to ensure that New Zealand’s skills needs are met by facilitating the entry of appropriately skilled migrants to fill shortages. Read more...

New Plymouth migration company seeks out the UK
7th May 2014
BritsNZ Ltd, a New Plymouth based migration company, are currently in the UK until May 14 in search of new migrants wanting to move to New Zealand and will be looking for the best of those migrants to make the move to Taranaki. Read more...

Staff members new to the region?
7th May 2014
If you’ve recently employed a staff member from out of town or are just about to, you can help make their move to our beautiful region a little easier by giving them a Taranaki Lifestyle Toolkit. Read more...

Taranaki Jobs website goes from strength to strength
7th May 2014
Venture Taranaki’s jobs website has never been so good for listing job opportunities, with more than 4,500 unique visitors a month, it is the place to be! Read more...

Fitzroy Yachts- Can your business help?
5th March 2014
As you may be aware by now, Fitzroy Yachts in New Plymouth Taranaki will be making some changes. Read more...

Review of NZ Immigration Essential Skills in Demand Lists
27th June 2013
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is inviting submissions on occupations to be reviewed for the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) and the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL). Read more...

Loving the endless honeymoon – Rebecca and Mike Maxim
20th June 2013
While many might be inclined to ease into married life, Rebecca and Mike Maxim moved to Taranaki just days after getting married. Read more...

The perfect spot to enjoy the good life - Rodney Hosking & Rachel Church
20th June 2013
At first glance a love of New Zealand wine and the Rugby World Cup may not have much in common, but for one London couple these were the catalysts for making the move to Taranaki. Read more...

Underground but a world away - the Butturini family
20th June 2013
The Butturini family moved from the UK to Auckland to Taranaki, by finding a job through Venture Taranaki's free regional jobs website. Make sure you are taking advantage of this great resource. Read more...

ANZ Business Plan Competition now open for entries.
20th June 2013
The ANZ’s Flying Start Business Plan Competition 2013 is now open for entries. Read more...

RUGBY
20th June 2013
The All Blacks will play France at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth this Saturday. Read more...

SUNAIR flights to and from New Plymouth
20th June 2013
Business trips coming up? Want to come to Taranaki to have a look around? Meet employers or attend an event? Read more...

Taranaki’s jobs website
20th June 2013
744 Taranaki employers are now registered on Venture Taranaki’s free jobs website, making it a comprehensive resource for a global audience looking for jobs in Taranaki. Read more...

Merry Christmas
18th December 2012
Venture Taranaki wishes you a very Merry Christmas. Read more...

Taranaki – the land of milk & money
17th December 2012
As we suspected, Taranaki’s economy is surging ahead as the country’s star performer again. Read more...

Making the most of the free Taranaki Regional Jobs website
17th December 2012
More than 725 employers in Taranaki are now taking advantage of the free advertising for current vacancies on the Taranaki Jobs website liveandwork.taranaki.info. Make sure you are using it to its full potential too. Read more...

Money talks, but work-life balance is where it’s at!
17th December 2012
A series of recent online polls on SEEK have revealed Kiwis consider work-life balance the top priority when selecting a company to work for. Of those surveyed (43%) said work-life balance would be a deal breaker in choosing a new role, with salary coming in a distant second (29%). Read more...

Swap Sides - Downloadable email footers
17th December 2012
We've created some new Swap Sides email footers so you can help spread the word. Read more...

Latest Taranaki Trends released
23rd October 2012
Venture Taranaki’s latest Taranaki Trends publication shows that the Taranaki region continues to perform strongly against the national average over the medium term, but there is no room for complacency if we want that growth to continue. Read more...

Taranaki’s free jobs website.
5th October 2012
We begin this edition with a reminder to ensure that all of your jobs are loaded onto our free Taranaki Jobs website – liveandwork.taranaki.info. The site has the support of over 700 of the region’s employers, and as you’ll read in the next article, there’s about to be a lot more traffic headed its way. Read more...

Taranaki turns up the heat on overseas talent attraction
2nd October 2012
Taranaki’s economy is growing so strongly the region is getting proactive – and creative – in a bid to lure hundreds of skilled workers to the region. Read more...

Essential Skills in Demand Lists 2012 Review: Call for input to review proposals
28th June 2012
The Department of Labour has now assessed the Occupation Nominations received for the current review of the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) and the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL). Read more...

Immigration Fees Increasing
28th June 2012
Immigration New Zealand will be increasing immigration and visa fees by an average of 16.7 percent from 2 July 2012. Read more...

Find the skilled people you need
28th June 2012
SkillFinder is a free service which enables you to search the Immigration New Zealand database of candidates who have indicated their interest in living and working in New Zealand. Read more...

Settlement Support New Zealand
28th June 2012
Settlement Support New Zealand is a Department of Labour run initiative that work with employers and are there to help newcomers and migrants settle to the region. They are a clear point of contact and provide great skills retention resources for employers who are employing people from anywhere outside the region. Read more...

Swap Sides on a roll
28th June 2012
Venture Taranaki is working on some really exciting new projects for the Swap Sides Campaign. Read more...

Taranaki Jobs Website
21st July 2011
The Taranaki regional jobs website liveandwork.taranaki.info recently underwent a comprehensive upgrade as has a wide range of jobs currently advertised. Read more...

Swap Sides to Taranaki
21st July 2011
Venture Taranaki recently launched its Swap Sides campaign swapsides.taranaki.info – an advertising marketing campaign designed to specifically target skilled people (like you) to consider living and working in Taranaki. Read more...

Like us on Facebook
21st July 2011
Venture Taranaki has a popular and interactive Facebook page, Taranaki – Like no other. Here you can stay informed as to what’s happening around the region and hear what it is about Taranaki that people think is so special! Read more...

Taranaki Lifestyle Toolkits
21st July 2011
If you need more information on Taranaki – a region “like no other” – then get yourself a copy of the Taranaki Lifestyle Toolkit. Read more...

Settlement Support
21st July 2011
If you are new to the region, or thinking about moving here, and need information or referrals to services to help you and your family settle, visit Taranaki’s Settlement Support Network. Read more...

Success Stories
21st July 2011
If you want to hear from others who have moved here (rather than believe us) then check out our success stories page. These are real people who have moved to Taranaki sharing their story and what they love about the region with you, we hope they will inspire you to move to the region too if you haven’t already. Read more...

Taranaki Lifestyle Toolkits
27th July 2010
Venture Taranaki has produced a comprehensive overview of the region, living, moving and working here, and it's key industry sectors for those thinking of moving to the region. For more information click on the link below. Read more...

All Blacks vs Ireland
10th December 2009
Don't forget that the mighty All Blacks are playing Ireland right here at Yarrows Stadium in June next year Read more...

International Migrants Day
10th December 2009
The 18th December is marked as International Migrants Day and Venture Taranaki is proud to support International Migrants Day and welcomes all migrants to Taranaki, a region like no other. Read more...

Fleetwood Mac set to be huge
10th December 2009
Latest figures reveal that more than 35,000 people will be coming to Taranaki next weekend for the two Fleetwood Mac concerts a the TSB Bowl of Brooklands. Read more...

Don’t get mad, get Lean
9th December 2009
Lean Manufacturing is making gaining fans worldwide for its ability to transform businesses into more focused and productive companies. Lean principles can be applied to a wide range of businesses and will improve efficiency and ultimately the bottom line. Read more...

Dennis Wade, come on down
9th December 2009
Moving to Taranaki from the middle of metropolitan Melbourne wasn’t as big a shock to Dennis Wade and his family as you may have expected. Read more...

Taranaki officially joins Facebook
4th November 2009
Taranaki has officially joined the global Facebook phenomenon to further build the regional network. Read more...

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