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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.

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.

18 April 2017

Tuia - Mayoral Workshop

MTFJ & Tuia were delighted to attend the 2017 Tuia Mayoral Workshop in Wellington, which was proudly supported by Wellington City Council.  

The Tuia team put together a fantastic day designed to give Mayors new to the programme insight into how to best work with their rangatahi.

Hellmuth Hartung was born in Turangi and was raised in Tongariro and Tauhara. Hellmuth was originally trained as a Seamen Combat Systems Specialist & Diver in the Royal New Zealand Navy.

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.

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.

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

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.