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


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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.

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.

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.

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.