Our Work

In this section you will find the various projects already in operation for the MTFJ. These include:

  • The Core Group working to provide a comprehensive communication suite in order to keep mayors up to date with activity from throughout the country;
  • The MTFJ working with the Industry Training Federation to deliver graduation ceremonies to celebrate the success of those local graduates whom have recently completed a qualification through one of the Industry Training Organisation's (ITOs);
  • The Mayors in New Zealand mentoring local Rangatahi (young Māori) to develop and enhance their leadership skills

  • The Outward Bound and MTFJ partnership which provides development opportunities for young people through New Zealand communities, to enhance soft skills and leadership capabilities 
  • MTFJ's advocacy and pilot programme regarding driver licensing; and
  • MTFJ investing in workplace literacy and numeracy skills with Skills Highway.

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Local Government in New Zealand

Key information on how Local Government works in New Zealand.

MTFJ Communications

The primary role of the MTFJ is to manage and connect the national network to ensure all Mayors are updated, informed and connected. The MTFJ does this through the following communication channels and resources.

Industry Training Graduations

Industry Training Graduations are all about recognising achievements and creating opportunities to celebrate the success of industry trainees and modern apprentices.

The Tuia Programme

With the right support and the right opportunities, these young leaders can become drivers of social and economic change in their respective communities.

Driver Licensing

The Steering Aotearoa pilot report has been released - it recommends that driver training programmes be retained, and expanded, to provide opportunities for all students to secure their full driving licence before they leave high school. Full report inside. 

Outward Bound & MTFJ

Outward Bound and MTFJ have partnered to provide development opportunities for young people throughout New Zealand's districts.