Dale Williams, the Mayor of Otorohanga came to Dargaville twice last year to talk  on his vision for rural NZ towns to provide employment for its own youth.  From his second visit a group of like minded business people got together to try to replicate the Otorohanga model.  The group consist of Kathryn de Bruin, Andrew Wade, Brett Stewart, Kevin Mason, Peter Wilson, Jason Williamson, Cindy Younger, Chris Donahoe, and Claudia Guthrie.

The concept is to ask all local business to provide their employment needs for the present and future.  Then working with the local schools and finding out the numbers leaving and if their employment interest can be connected to local job opportunities.   Also this group wants to set up  training courses to be held in Dargaville so these young people have skills, are work ready and confident for the positions available. 

With this interaction between our job providers (you guys) and job seekers (our youth) we will have a better understanding of what training the job providers require.

Once set up, this initiative will provide for full time, part time work, seasonal or school holiday work and work experience opportunities with suitable and willing workers to help progress our local economy.

The benefits this model can supply to young people and business alike in our communities is huge, this model is proven to deliver results for young people, businesses and the community at large. 

We need you to help us.  Could you please show your interest by giving us a few details on the attached form; that will be kept solely for this purpose.

For more information please contact Andrew Wade, Wade Concrete products 439 8151 or Brett Stewart, Dargaville ITM 439 8730.

Kind regards


Kathryn de Bruin, Andrew Wade, Brett Stewart, Kevin Mason, Peter Wilson, Jason Williamson, Claudia Guthrie, Chris Donahoe, Cindy Younger.

Workplace Interest Form.pdf

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