2014 National Tour

In March 2014 we travelled the country with 11 of the 30 interviewees from the 2013 TalentNZ Journal: Janice Feutz, Malcolm Webb, Tim Bennett, Anna Campbell, Jim Flynn, Paul Hansen, Roger Dennis, Raf Manji, Vicki Buck, Patrick Nolan, Kaila Colbin and contributors Hayden Glass and Shaun Hendy. We visited 10 districts and cities across New Zealand from Tauranga, Auckland, Dunedin, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Gisborne, Hastings, Napier to Wanaka with the finale in Wellington on June 11, 2014. During the tour we shared our latest research on becoming a talent-based economy and linked local talent with councils. We met with mayors and councillors and the wider community to discuss initiatives that they might undertake to grow, attract,retain and connect talent. After these meetings we held public events in seven of the cities. To learn more about the published output of the Tour please visit the TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives.

Read more about the Tour Events:

Download the TalentNZ tour presentation.

Watch videos of the 30 Kiwis who joined us on tour.

Read reviews of the TalentNZ Tour covered by the media on our press coverage page.

Read the letter outlining our observations on our national tour sent to all Members of Parliament here (this link takes you to the McGuinness Institute website).