Regional priorities

Ngā Whakaarotau o te Rohe

Hand picking orchard leaves

Primary and Construction sectors are our focus for this RWP. We acknowledge the workforce needs of other sectors such as Health Care, Tourism and Hospitality, and cannot underplay the significance of these sectors and the impacts they have in our rohe. Our action plan will help pre-employment for rangatahi, wāhine and work ready job seekers to enter the health care, tourism, and hospitality sectors as well. There is scope in year 2 to delve further into these other sectors and work with Matariki partners to support this.

In this section

Pou 1 – Primary sector

The primary sector consists of many sub-sectors. This first iteration of the RWP will focus on 2 prominent industries: Horticulture and Meat Processing. Other primary industries such as viticulture, forestry, and fishing may be in scope in later tranches of the RWP.

Pou 2 – Construction

The construction industry contributed 6.7% to the regional GDP and employed 7,600 people in 2021.

Pou 3 – Wāhine in the workforce

Our rohe has an opportunity for business to benefit from increased labour and skills by being more inclusive and flexible to the needs of wāhine as kaimahi.

Pou 4 – School (kura) transitions

Kura Transitions provide a pivotal opportunity to support rangatahi to transition from kura to decent employment and training.

Pou 5 – Work ready job seekers

Gaining a better understanding of who is work ready and willing to work will maximise the opportunity for employers to target this cohort when recruiting.