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Below you will find MTFJ’s media releases and news from the sector. 


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Tuia Rangatahi Programme: Mayoral Training Workshop 2019  

The Tuia Mayoral Workshop, a big thank you to the Wellington City Council for supporting the training day – legends.

At the 2018 LGNZ conference in Christchurch, MTFJ and central government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to signal the parties joint intention to create better employment outcomes for young people in New Zealand.

Taranaki Futures was set up to help people make informed career decisions with a clear line of sight from education to employment.

19 June 2018

Whangarei Youth Space

Whangarei Youth Space provides free youth health and youth development services, programmes and activities for youth aged 12-24 in Whangarei.

MYD has recently launched its current funding round, a Contestable Fund that is now open for young people or organisations that need funding to deliver youth development opportunities or a new, innovative enterprise project. Applications close 2nd July 2018.

Outward Bound impact in Tararua 


Three Tararua College students have returned to school refreshed, inspired and confident they can tackle anything the future may hold for them.

5 June 2018

100% SWEET Whanganui

100% SWEET Whanganui is playing a key role in connecting the world of education to the world of work. MTFJ interviewed 100% SWEET Manager Jason Shalier and Heather Cox (Whanganui and Partners) about their work with Whanganui youth. You can read the full article here: 

Things are looking SWEET in Whanganui

Local Government Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Employment Minister Hon Willie Jackson recently held their first korero of 2018 with Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Chair (MTFJ) Max Baxter.

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett dropped in to offer words of encouragement to the latest group of teens to go through the Learner Licence Course which the Marlborough District Council supports.