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Strengthening the manufacturing, engineering and logistics industries

We ensure our sectors lead and influence the vocational education system and its transformation.

Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council represents the manufacturing, engineering and logistics industries including wood manufacturing, bakery, butchery, mechanical, automotive and marine engineering, dairy processing, extractives and drilling, and transport.

Find out more about our industries.

Our sectors contribute:

650000

People employed

105000

Businesses

$80 Billion

to New Zealand's GDP

286000

Learners

What matters to industry, matters to us.

We are proud to be partnering with industry to create transformational change in vocational education.

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Mā wai te huarahi e hora? Mā ngā ahumahi!

Who will pave the pathway forward? Industry will!

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Industry leaders in engineering and manufacturing – we need your expertise!
11/06/24

Industry leaders in engineering and manufacturing – we need your expertise!

Through our Qualification Advisory Group, made up of industry subject matter experts, you’ve told us that you would like a micro-credential to recognise the unique...
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Unlocking potential: What the research tells us about the current enablers of employment for disabled people
21/05/24

Unlocking potential: What the research tells us about the current enablers of employment for disabled people

What are the untapped economic and social impacts of empowering disabled people in the workforce, and how can we unlock that potential? Especially at a...
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Industry leaders in commercial road transport – we need your expertise!
09/05/24

Industry leaders in commercial road transport – we need your expertise!

We’ve been reviewing a suite of qualifications for the Commercial Road Transport industry to determine if they are fit for purpose for this dynamic sector....
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A stepping stone for youth in South Auckland
03/05/24

A stepping stone for youth in South Auckland

“I live where they live. I went to the same schools and walked the same streets,” Anita Vaafusuaga of DNA First Solution (left) says. This...
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Whanake Māori Industry Event Waikato
01/05/24

Whanake Māori Industry Event Waikato

A strong Māori economy means a strong Aotearoa New Zealand economy Join us for an inspiring panel discussion aimed at enhancing connections and collaboration amongst...
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Industry leaders in the Marine sector – we need your expertise!
28/04/24

Industry leaders in the Marine sector – we need your expertise!

Through our Qualification Advisory Group (QAG), made up of industry subject matter experts and provider representatives, we’ve been reviewing the New Zealand Diploma in Marine...
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