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Our cadets graduated

This page contains information about six young cadets graduated from our Cadetship Programme in September 2018.
Updated: 8/11/2018 2:11 p.m.
​Congratulations to the 2018 cadets graduating from
Whangarei District Council and Northland Regional
Council, pictured from left: Stuart Smillie,
Neihana Umuroa, Christi Karklins, Shannon Donker,
Sarah Taka and Lachlan Harris. 

​Six young people graduated from the Council Cadetship Programme at a pride-filled ceremony hosted by Whangārei Mayor, Sheryl Mai. 

“It’s a pleasure to recognise the mahi these young people put into the Programme, gaining skills for long-term work and sustainable careers,” said Mayor Mai. 

Whangarei District Council adopted this programme in 2004 and have actively participated every year since. Work and Income funds the initial training programme and approximately 30 percent of the cadet wages.

Council alone has seen 72 young people through the cadetship programme with 25 of those going on to secure either permanent or fixed term employment with Council upon graduating.  

“They’ve shown the commitment and determination it takes to succeed, working hard to develop and learn from their experience over the past 12 months. I am sure they will achieve great things. 

“Amundson and Amundson joined us as a training partner last year, taking the cadets through their initial 8-week training programme. We acknowledge their hard work and support to the cadets in those early stages. As we go forward, Nga Ara Tonui will be training our future cadets,” Mayor Mai said. 




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