Hawke’s Bay Regional Skills Leadership Group
The Hawke’s Bay Regional Skills Leadership Group identifies and supports better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in the region.
The Hawke’s Bay Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) is one of 15 RSLGs set up to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities.
RSLGs are part of a joined-up approach to labour market planning that sees our workforce, education and immigration systems working together to better meet the differing skills needs across the country. Find out more about the RSLG kaupapa:
Hawke’s Bay RSLG
- Erin Simpson
- Karen Bartlett
- James Truman
- Ronnie Rochel
- Kevin McGorry
- Nigel Bickle
- Waylyn Tahuri-Whaipakanga
- Robby Smith
- Denise Eaglesome-Karekare
Regional Workforce Plan
The Hawke’s Bay RSLG released its first Regional Workforce Plan on 11 July 2022. The plan sets out regional aspirations, priorities and actions for current and future workforce skills development in the region.
The Hawke’s Bay RSLG released its Regional Workforce Plan Refresh in 2023. The plan sets out labour market themes which were identified through our first RWP and includes actions and recommendations for current and future workforce skills development. The Plan focuses on Healthcare, Driver’s licensing, and Cyclone Recovery.
The plans mainly focus on regional actions to solve regional challenges but also provides some actions and recommendations at a central government level where regional solutions may not be possible or the challenge or opportunity is a national one.
Local insights reports
RSLGs are the eyes and ears on the ground in each region when it comes to labour market planning. Their regular insights reports are based on qualitative intel from stakeholders and partners about the local labour market.
You are welcome to quote from any report below – please attribute the Hawke's Bay Regional Skills Leadership Group, an independent advisory group on regional skills and workforce development.