On 11 June 2014, the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives publication and website were launched at a public event in Wellington. Over 100 people (including MPs, mayors and councillors) attended this event. Speakers included Sam Morgan (who launched the Menu), and the contributors of the 2013 TalentNZ Journal  who each spoke for five minutes about one of the Menu’s 28 initiatives. Patrick Nolan, whose video is featured below, spoke about creating hubs – the fifth initiative in the Connect category.

Patrick Nolan is the Principal advisor at the New Zealand Productivity Commission. Previously he worked at Reform, a British think tank focused on public policy and economic prosperity.


Be sure to visit talentnzmenu.org where you can download the Menu and access more information about the 28 initiatives. To watch more videos from the night, visit the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives launch playlist on our YouTube channel.

If you would like to learn more, visit the TalentNZ project page on the McGuinness Institute website. You can also connect with TalentNZ to receive updates and the TalentNZ Newsletter.