Mayors Taskforce for Jobs
Taskforce Meeting in Manukau City
27-29 March 2001
The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs has met in Manukau City, and has finalised a strategic plan for the next year. The strategy meeting was attended by a core group of nine Mayors, and the final “networking” day included 40 invited participants from councils, community organisations and government departments.
The Strategic Plan outlines how the Mayors will support each other to:
— take leadership locally on employment issues
— provide advocacy on nation-wide employment policies and programmes in the light of local experience
— build stronger relationships between local and central government agencies, and
— promote leadership on employment goals as an issue for the upcoming local government elections.
- The Mayors meeting concluded with a “best practice” and networking day amongst Mayors and their invited colleagues. Speakers on this day included:
— Professor Ian Shirley (Institute of Public Policy AUT), on "The development of an employment strategy"
— Sandi Morrison (Local Employment Co-ordination), on "Local Employment Co-ordination and other networking groups"
— Ngapo Wehi (Pounamu Training), on "Youth programmes"
— Warren Snow (Zero Waste Trust), on "Employment opportunities from zero waste strategies"
— Geoff Chapple (Te Araroa Trust), on "Employment opportunities from Te Araroa (The long pathway"
— Bob Harvey (Mayor of Waitakere), on "Creating Jobs in the Eco City"
— Steve Maharey (Minister of Employment), on "The Government's Employment Strategy"
- The Mayors who attended the Manukau meeting included Garry Moore (Christchurch), Jenny Brash (Porirua), Derek Fox (Wairoa), Yvonne Sharp (Far North), Pat O’Dea (Buller), Tim Shadbolt (Invercargill), Mary Ogg (Gore), Maureen Reynolds (Tararua), and Chas Poynter (Wanganui).
- Photos from the Manukau Strategy and Networking Days
- What are the Mayors Up To?
overview of the goals and philosophy of The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs.
1pg PDF (7KB)
the full strategic plan, 2000-2001.
12pg PDF (347KB)