• Pilot success sees Mayors Taskforce for Jobs programme launch nationwide

    Published: 6 7 2020

    A collaboration between the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), the MTFJ Community Recovery Programme has helped rural councils assist small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) with recruitment, training and subsidies, to help them take on young workers or those who have been displaced due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.  The programme will provide up to $500,000 per rural council to create a minimum of 50 sustainable employment positions.


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  • New pilot sees mayors linking youth with local jobs

    Published: 16 6 2020

    The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is excited to launch a new pilot programme that will see four rural mayors linking vulnerable youth with employment opportunities in their regions.


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  • Mayors gather to develop rangatahi mentoring programme

    Published: 1 3 2020

    The Tuia programme, in partnership with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Wellington City Council are hosting a Mayoral Training Workshop on March 4, to help mayors participating in the Tuia programme enhance their mentoring relationship with rangatahi (young) Māori.

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  • Road to Zero youth driver training welcomed

    Published: 22 12 2019

    Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Chair and Ōtorohanga Mayor Max Baxter has welcomed the Government’s Road to Zero Strategy saying he is pleased to see a proposed increase in driver training and licencing.

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  • Learn and earn graduates to be celebrated nationwide

    Published: 24 10 2019

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is congratulating the best and brightest vocational students who are graduating over the next two months as part of a jointly run programme between the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Industry Training Federation (ITF).

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  • Driving Change Network calls for greater access within the graduated driver licencing system

    Published: 26 9 2019

    The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs is supporting an open letter to the Prime Minister on behalf of the Driving Change Network, seeking to address the challenges within the graduated driver licencing system and work with the Government for a more accessible system. 

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  • Mayors team up with national groups on driver licence change

    Published: 1 9 2019

    A hui being on 9 September will see the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) local and central government, iwi, business, industry, community and philanthropy explore how more people gain the benefits of a driver licence.

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  • MTFJ launches drivers licensing initiative

    Published: 10 5 2016

    The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs launched the Steering Aotearoa initiative in Waipukurau on Monday 2 May which aims to provide all students’ with the opportunity to gain their learners, restricted and full licences while at secondary school

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  • MTFJ Workshops focus on boosting Youth Employment

    Published: 10 9 2015

    Throughout July 2015, the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs delivered nine workshops throughout the country. The Workshops looked to explore, shape and strengthen the vital connection between young people leaving school and gaining employment.

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