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Young jobseekers began queuing an hour before the doors opened on Wednesday morning at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront. Some were wearing borrowed suits and dress clothing, such was their enthusiasm and determination to make a good impression on the 75 employers exhibiting at JobFest 16.

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), in partnership with Massey University and Connecting for Youth Employment – Central Hawke’s Bay (CYE), launched the Steering Aotearoa initiative in Waipukurau on Monday 2 May.

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.