Tō mātou whakakitenga – Our vision

In line with the Te Tauihu Intergenerational Strategy, our vision is that our communities and people are enabled to thrive, ensuring Nelson Tasman is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to work.

To achieve this vision, we have 3 workforce outcomes, each with specific aspirations for Nelson Tasman.

We have highly productive, well-functioning sectors, with welcoming workplaces that offer decent work.

  • Our people can equitably and healthily participate in work, learning, and living.
  • Our region has an innovative and sustainable economy, recognised for its skilled workforce and high-value industries and businesses.
  • Our employers are focused on developing their workplaces and workforces for the future, creating a resilient and adaptable work environment where all people can participate and flourish.
  • Our industries and communities actively work together, using our skills to address lower than average and inconsistent incomes and low productivity, with the goal of ensuring a regional culture of decent work, enabling our people and region to thrive.

‘Decent work’ has many definitions and the RSLG uses the following one: A regional culture of decent work so everyone can participate fully and equitably in their places of work, community and society. We want to see work that is secure, fairly paid, flexible, allows for work/life balance and personal development, and is meaningful and motivating.

We anticipate and plan for the future.

  • Our employers are supported to be aware of labour market trends, and to be innovative in reshaping roles with a focus on retaining staff and enabling recruitment.
  • Our sectors are supported to develop strategies to balance our regional reliance on seasonal migrant labour, including accessing public sector investments and incentives to identify and address workplace issues. We seek to attract New Zealanders to fill labour and skills shortages.
  • Our workers are supported to know about and access opportunities to upskill and reskill throughout their working lives, enabling people to thrive in a rapidly changing labour market.

We provide support for our people and our businesses, through a responsive education, vocational training, and career development environment.

  • Effective transitions and connections ensure education and training are relevant, targeted to meet current and future regional workforce requirements, and facilitate learners meeting their career and life goals.
  • Employers are supported to invest in upskilling and retraining their workforce.
  • Our people are supported to be aware of vocational education and training, and to be able to access and complete it.
  • Our students and school-leavers are supported to have vocational aspirations, and to successfully transition into employment or further education and training.
  • Technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are supported with appropriate training, connectivity, and infrastructure.
  • We remain open to new opportunities and approaches to upskilling.

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