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Free, Confidential Assistance from Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki, is the regional development agency for New Zealand's foremost energy province.

We're here to help our region grow, economically. We’re an independent, public-good organisation, whose stakeholders include local and central government.Our services are free and confidential.

Venture Taranaki is the strategic glue for the region’s wealth creating industries leveraging economic potential through strategic planning, promotion, thought leadership, regional intelligence, business assistance and economic transformational projects. We assist companies from start up through to major firms and inward investors. We are also involved in a broad cross-section of industry development projects from manufacturing and engineering to tourism and the primary sector.

The oil and gas industry is valued and welcomed in the Taranaki region – as it has been for over 150 years.  We are knowledgeable and actively involved in its development due to its impotance to our regional and national eocnomy.

Venture Taranaki provides the following services to the O&G industry:

  • Free point of contact, advice, referral and information.
  • Independent research reports: The Wealth Beneath Our Feet report (2010) which quantified the economic value of the industry to the New Zealand economy. Other reports include the economic impact of Hydraulic Fracturing.
  • New Zealand’s free oil and gas website - - promotes and demystifies the industry, provides free monthly market updates, events, job listings and contacts.
  • The New Zealand Oil and Gas Capability Database is a free to access company capability database – available online at  and also available in hard copy.
  • The Oil and Gas Specialist Technologies group - over 25 specialist supply chain companies who meet regularly and collectively promote their capabilities and is facilitated by Venture Taranaki.
  • Trade missions to Australia and the UK to promote the region’s O&G export capabilities and job opportunities in the region.
  • Free Taranaki jobs web site, Taranaki lifestyle toolkit and ‘swap sides’ campaign to help the region’s businesses attract the skilled workers they need.
  • Oil and Gas Lunch & Learn series, a regular networking event featuring industry experts on a range of topics.
  • Linkages to Government grants to assist companies with management training, and research and development.
  • Information to attract/assist further added-value industries linked to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries to Taranaki.


Venture Taranaki

9 Robe Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand


Industry contact:

Anne Probert