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Spring Hill Prisoners Cook Up New Skills

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:54 am | Department Of Corrections

More prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility have been gaining useful hospitality training that will not only help them in their own kitchens on release, but could also lead to employment opportunities. Spring Hill Corrections Facility offers national ... More >>

Job-hunting skills help offenders in Hamilton

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:16 am | Department Of Corrections

Job-hunting skills help offenders in Hamilton Hamilton Community Corrections is helping people serving sentences in the community to get work-ready through a new ‘work and living skills’ programme. Following feedback from Community Work crews ... More >>

Community Corrections puts parents through programmes

Monday, 18 July 2016, 2:38 pm | Department Of Corrections

Hamilton Community Corrections has taken a new approach to supporting parents serving community work sentences with an initiative aimed at improving their own lives as well as those of their children. Around 30 offenders are taking part in the ‘Mamas ... More >>

Forklift training enhances job prospects

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 10:02 am | Department Of Corrections

Training offenders to drive forklifts has resulted in people serving sentences of Community Work in the Corrections’ Central Region increasing their job prospects. Community Corrections in Tauranga, Te Awamutu and Hamilton have had 23 participants ... More >>

Books inspire change at Waikeria Prison’s book club

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 9:09 am | Department Of Corrections

Thirty prisoners from Waikeria Prison’s Karaka Unit recently held their second Book U Night, which is a prison-style revamp of the traditional book club. More >>

Second Chance At A Career For Released Prisoners

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 11:17 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see prisoners trained for a career in the horticulture industry, while also addressing the industry’s need for work-ready ... More >>

Prisoners refurbish house for refuge

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:09 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners from Waikeria Prison’s Te Whare o Te Ao Marama (formerly the Māori Focus Unit) have been providing their time and labour to support Waikato Women’s Refuge Te Whakaruruhau by renovating a donated house into a home that will shield women ... More >>

Community Corrections congratulates course graduates

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:53 am | Department Of Corrections

Five graduates from a Community Corrections hospitality course are now looking forward to improved career prospects, with two already securing employment in the industry. To date, the Paeroa Community Corrections site has run four of the courses which ... More >>

Whanganui Prisoners Cook, Create and Graduate

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 4:09 pm | Department Of Corrections

Six prisoners from Whanganui Prison recently received a marae catering qualification, a first in the prison. The 14 week National Certificate in Marae Catering Level 2 course is run in partnership with the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) in Whanganui. ... More >>

Waikeria prisoners keeping local volunteer groups warm

Monday, 27 June 2016, 12:39 pm | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners from Waikeria Prison have collected firewood from trees on the site to donate to local volunteer community groups to assist with fundraising. More >>

Drink Driving programme steering change

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:28 pm | Department Of Corrections

Drink Driving programme steering change in the Central North Island An initiative run by Taupō Community Corrections is working to instil better life skills in offenders while helping to ensure the roads around the central North Island are safer. The ... More >>

Arohata Drug Treatment Unit Graduation

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:22 am | Department Of Corrections

New Zealand’s only drug and alcohol unit programme for female prisoners saw six more women graduate from the programme at Arohata Prison on Monday 20 June. More >>

Prisoners support Turangi Bullyproof with bike

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 10:47 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners at Tongariro Prison have supported Turangi Bullyproof by restoring a recovered bike and donating it to the organisation on Pink Shirt Day during anti-bullying week. More >>

Okahu Urupa restored thanks to offenders in Tauranga

Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:41 am | Department Of Corrections

Around 300 hours of work has been completed in the past two months to renew Okahu Urupa at Matapihi Marae by offenders serving sentences of Community Work in Tauranga. More >>

Tauranga Te Rongoa Trip gets the dig on development site

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 3:43 pm | Department Of Corrections

Nine offenders serving sentences of Community Work in Tauranga had a unique experience recently when they had an opportunity to check out a local archaeological dig site. More >>

Tauranga Community Corrections digs into Maara Kai

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 3:09 pm | Department Of Corrections

Tauranga Community Corrections is working with Ngati Ranginui Iwi and Waimapu Pa to establish a new community garden as part of the new Maara Kai Programme. More >>

Orchard Offering Opportunities to Offenders

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 10:03 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections Central Region has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sunfruit Orchards which will see a minimum of ten placements per year for prisoners involved in the Release to Work (RtW) initiative and offenders serving ... More >>

Northland prisoners’ artwork raises over $7000 for Refuge

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:40 am | Department Of Corrections

Art created by prisoners from Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) has raised more than $7000 for Women’s Refuge. More >>

Offenders in Tauranga hear It’s Not OK

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:23 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections Central Region continues to focus on addressing New Zealand’s horrific family violence statistics with Bay of Plenty offenders recently attending a presentation by It’s Not OK spokesman Jeremy Eparaima. Community Corrections Tauranga hosted ... More >>

Corrections marks International Nurses Day

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 1:25 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections’ is celebrating the work of nurses who work in prisons today, International Nurses Day. More >>



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