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


News & Media

12 April 2016

Talent Central Launched


Manawatu is the agribusiness capital of New Zealand, but it is not all about growing grass, the key to maintaining and enhancing this success is growing great people, being innovative and ensuring we can retain the people with the necessary skills.

28 January 2016

Feature - Rayden Horton

The following article is a piece written by Rayden Horton who was the 2015 Tuia delegate for the Ruapehu District and was mentored by the local Mayor, Don Cameron. This piece is a reflection on Rayden's experience with the Tuia kaupapa and what is has meant for him.

More than 200 people attended South Taranaki's 2015 Youth to Work Awards.

Pictured far left is Mayor Malcolm Campbell standing beside Steve Dean, as well as the other graduates from the initiative.  

Until this year, Steve Dean had only ever been able to work during shuts at the Kawerau mill.

The Clutha-Dunedin Job Fair held in Dunedin yesterday was a great success with a strong turnout from both employers and job-seekers. Clutha Development and Clutha District Council, in collaboration with Dunedin City Council, staged the event to promote job opportunities in the Clutha District to those living in Dunedin.

Ten Eastern Bay Students recently learned what it was like to work in the electricity supply industry at Tarawera High School in Kawerau.

In this Volume:

  • YOUth Inspire - Hutt City
  • MTFJ Workshops focus on boosting youth employment
  • Students given opportunity to explore local industry, Kawerau
  • Jobfest15 a real success, Auckland
  • Connect15 provides employment links, South Taranaki

Connecting young people to potential jobs and careers was the idea behind the Connect15 jobs and careers event held on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May 2015 in Hawera.

Throughout July 2015, the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), supported by the Tindall Foundation delivered nine workshops throughout the country which focussed on boosting conversation around youth employment. The Workshops looked to explore, shape and strengthen the vital connection between young people leaving school and gaining employment.

 Pictured from left: Tyler Skipper-King, Alison Black and Bronson Wharehinga

In 2013 after a story aired on Campbell Live about the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs, Community Leader Awhina Vailima (founding and current Trustee member of Youth Inspire) spent a day with the Manager of the highly successful Mayors Taskforce for Jobs in…