Throughout the month of August, the Institute has showcased the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives by featuring one initiative each day. The Menu showcases four integrated work-streams – grow, attract, retain and connect, with seven initiatives per work-stream, making 28 initiatives in total. The Menu focuses on how best to identify and distribute tools for councils, businesses and communities to design their own unique strategy for creating a talent-based economy. We are always looking for new additions to add to our Menu of Initiatives website. If you know of an organisation or initiative that should be included, please email us.

Connect with TalentNZ
We want to build New Zealand’s talent-based economy. If you want to join us on this journey, please connect with TalentNZBy connecting you will receive our monthly TalentNZ newsletter, which outlines recent developments, research and resources related to creating a talent-based economy, and which keeps you informed about upcoming TalentNZ events. Please also share this link with anyone you think may be interested.

About TalentNZ
The TalentNZ project builds on Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of making New Zealand ‘a place where talent wants to live’. Sir Paul outlined the reasons why his vision is important in a 20-minute video at the Institute’s StrategyNZ workshop in 2011. The focus of the Menu is on the ‘how’ – we are testing Sir Paul’s assumptions and exploring ways New Zealanders might turn this vision into a reality. To learn more about the TalentNZ project see

Upcoming TalentNZ work
The project continues to grow and develop as part of our 2015 work programme. We are busy working on the TalentNZ Journal: Grow talent edition. This journal will follow the same framework of the 2013 TalentNZ Journal and will showcase 30 grass roots initiatives that aim to grow talent. Once published in February 2016, the journal will be distributed to the principals of every school in New Zealand, Mayors and Chairs of all local councils, members of parliament and other like-minded individuals and organisations.