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Supporting and promoting rural communities


Mayors Taskforce For Jobs is supporting and promoting rural communities that have thousands of amazing jobs but not enough young superstars to fill them! 

From hospitality, agri-tech, fencing, trades and health care, many communities are crying out for workers with competitive salaries and an epic lifestyle to match.

Think Rural is able to provide you with the regional information through our connections and support from Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). Through this network we can help connect people who are interested in going rural, directly to the people who can make it happen. 

If you are a young person who is not in education, employment or training or displaced by COVID-19, you may be able to qualify for additional funding support and reallocation assistance through MTFJ to find a job in rural NZ.

Ready for a change? Head to our 'discover rural' page, give it a browse, find a rural spot that tickles your fancy and one of our rural MTFJ coordinators will be in touch with the next steps. 

Think Rural is lead by the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, a programme branched out of Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), with support from the Ministry of Social Development.