Hutt City Council

ray wallace

Mayor Ray Wallace 

Phone: 04 570 6666

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Key Hutt Stats

98,238 ¹
Youth Population (15-24)
12,984 ²
Number of Unemployed
Number of Youth Unemployed (15-24)
1,617 ²

¹ Source: Stats NZ - 2013 Census Data 
² Source: 2013 Census - TLA Summary

 Industry trends in Hutt City

  • Manufacturing
  • Science and Technology
  • Retail
  • Hospitality

Key MTFJ Project in Hutt City

The Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs in Hutt City is running a pilot programme in Wainuiomata. It is led and administered by YOUth Inspire.

There are 2,463 young people (aged between 16 and 25 years) living in Wainuiomata and of those, more than 200 are unemployed.

Since September 2013 our team has been working with Hutt City Council, local businesses and educational providers to ensure these young people are engaged in further education, training or employment.

From September 2013 to November 2014 we’ve successfully placed 39 young people into fulltime employment and 10 into training and further education.

Businesses say that employing young people from the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs has made a real difference to their business.

Barry Walsh is the recruitment officer for export meat processors Taylor Preston. He says, “If we want to see a good strong healthy next generation of New Zealanders come through, then we must foster and support what YOUth Inspire is trying to do for our youth, but more importantly our communities and our country."

We’re thinking long-term too; young people with jobs feel valued, gain skills and bring new ideas into businesses. They also develop leadership skills and can then invest in their communities through role-modelling and by providing solutions to local problems.

We aim to build high trust relationships with employers and encourage the business community to take a leading role for the future of our local workforce. 

Programme supporters
  • Todd Foundation
  • Ministry of Social Development (MSD)
Our people

Ali Black
021 456 992

Hutt City Council in the News

Youth Inspire funded by Todd Foundation

YOUth Inspire - Hutt City Council