Furniture for Futures

Chairs, desks and filing cabinets are among the furniture donated to help get Taranaki Futures up and running.

About $10,000 worth of office furniture was donated to Taranaki Futures by oil explorer Anadarko, following the closure of its temporary Taranaki operations office.

Taranaki Futures seeks to equip the region's youth with vital skills and first hand industry experience to get them ready for employment.

Futures board member Steve Day said the donation was a "valuable contribution" in not only helping the organisation "build a stronger presence" but would also help the region's youth coming through the programme.

"These guys can now learn in an environment that better resembles a modern office, and when they enter the workforce, to be more familiar and comfortable with their surroundings," Day said.

The furniture was presented to Day by Anadarko Asia-Pacific Exploration manager John Gordon.

"We're really grateful for this assistance and value the contribution immensely," Day said.

Taranaki Daily News