Ngā whakaotinga me ngā mahi hei whai ā muri ake nei – Conclusions and next steps

This RWP is our first plan, developed in a time of unprecedented change for our communities and workforce due to COVID-19. It builds on the work already identified in the Te Tauihu Intergenerational Strategy, Project Kōkiri, and the Nelson Tasman Regeneration Plan 2021-2031 (Project Kōkiri 2.0).

It reflects the workforce challenges and opportunities we face right now, in mid-2022. It also sets out the actions we are taking to address the workforce challenges and opportunities facing the two sectors and two demographic groups detailed in this first Nelson Tasman Regional Workforce Plan.

The Te Tauihu Intergenerational Strategy (TTIS) states that ‘transformative change often starts small, but it is strategic and enduring’. This first RWP is just the beginning – as your RSLG we will review and update it annually. We will engage with you as work progresses to plan and deliver actions and initiatives that allow our economy, our businesses, and, most importantly, our people to thrive.

We will be working with you, our regional communities and industries, to implement the actions in this plan, over the next 12 months and beyond.

We will also continue to deepen our understanding of the workforce our region needs to thrive, by focusing on the sectors and groups flagged for our next plans.

We look forward to working in partnership with Te Tauihu iwi and strengthening relationships with our local community, our councils, and our regionally based government agencies. We look to build future relationships with more sectors and industry groups, along with the Workforce Development Councils. We invite all members of the Nelson Tasman community to engage and provide feedback to us by emailing

What we’ll do next

All 15 RWPs will be presented to the Minister for Social Development and Employment in July. A formal governmental response to the plan and its national recommendations will be provided by the end of 2022.

Cyclists on Church steps in Nelson City