Combining celebrity chefs, cooking schools and designer kitchenware with great coffee and delicious food is how one Taupo café has tackled the fiercely competitive hospitality industry and emerged a bon-a-fide local institution.
Raised in Taupo, Sam Coxhead left the area to attend Massey University and then worked in large multi-national organisations in Auckland. He recently returned to Taupo with wife Keri Harper to raise their young family.
Taupo is emerging from the clouds as the place to connect with first-rate software solutions. Kloud, a world-class software development company founded by developer John Curtis, is connecting businesses with the best solution to their computing headaches right here in Taupo.
Growing prawns, heating thermal baths and drying wood are just some of the innovative new ways local businesses are using steam generated from Taupo’s geothermal fields.
Satisfying the Asian appetite for New Zealand milk is a challenge one small and dynamic milk-powder processing company is excited to take on.
They’re Taupo’s Good girls of graphic design. Donnee Murray, Penny Egerton and Laura Miller make up Good Graphic Design, a company they founded in their backyard studio in 2012.
If you’re in the market for a new toy to boost your business but are a little short on cash-flow, Duncan Brown from Crediflex could organize you a loan, right here in Taupo.
Terrain is a local company that can definitely see the forest for the trees. With a backbone in the forestry industry, the company also supplies all the essential tools of the trade to the surrounding farming, construction and geothermal businesses as well as a growing national client base via online sales.
A multinational company with a local presence, drilling and energy solutions giant MB Century is one of the region’s largest employers.
Rick and Deon Cooper are the men behind the wheel of SsangYong New Zealand’s success and say Taupo’s central location and easy access to ports make it an ideal car distribution hub.
The CEO of Taupo’s own boutique concert promotion company, has put the personal touch into music promotion.
When Taupo's Jo Steele was presented with the opportunity to buy a commercial Turkish drum roaster, she jumped at it and Volcanic Coffee was born.
From tackling a triathlon to taking on Taupo’s competitive café industry, Scott and Kim Forsythe both enjoy a good challenge.
The name ‘Westerman’ is synonymous with real estate in Taupo.
It all started with a dream… and a garage full of retro recycled furniture.
Some say print is dying. But Taupō businessman and long-time owner of Quality Print, Shawn Vennell, disagrees. His printing business is thriving in the digital era.
From a raft and a trailer operating out of the family shed to one of the country’s top rafting companies, owner Luke Boddington says Rafting New Zealand’s business success has hit new highs opening up a new base in Taupo.
Pharmacist Mike Riordan owns Taupo’s Mainstreet Pharmacy and with a career history spanning 12 years with multiple business ownership for the past six years it’s easy to see why he is one of the mentors involved in the Business Mentors NZ Programme.