Redeployment Programme

Redeployment programme overview

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Redeployment programme overview

The $23.755m Tairāwhiti Economic Support Package Redeployment Programme established to help local workers affected by the impact of Covid-19. 

The programme is funded through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, administered by the Provincial Development Unit and managed by Gisborne District Council.

Those on the programme come through the Ministry of Social Development, with many others to ensure all not only find work but pick up new skills, qualifications and the opportunity of meaningful, long term employment.

This video is an insider’s take on some of the talent involved with the Tairāwhiti Redeployment Programme, filmed for the inaugural speed interviews hui to help get employment for them.

Businesses included in the filming of this were Recreational Services, Whaia Tītīrangi, Eastland Group, ArborCare Tree Care, ATS, Cranswick Enterprises Ltd, LoadOut Solutions, the Truck and Heavy Machine Operator Training Trust and Tūranga Ararau. 

For more information about the projects 

What's next?

One of the key outcomes of the programme is ensuring those coming in, leave with more skills, new qualifications, further training, and/or a sustainable employment pathway. Barriers to employment – including having identification, a relevant drivers licence and other requirements – are addressed by the redeployment programme’s pastoral care team.

The success of the programme will also be measured by the financial and social impact it has on the wider region.

The flow on from participants finding confidence in more skills and qualifications, as well as permanent and sustainable employment is huge and will be felt by their whānau as well as the rest of the community. The ongoing benefit of this cannot be understated.

More information about the programme

For more information about how the programme works and who's on the team, project updates and worker's stories