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Lest we forget

Friday, 22 April 2016, 1:51 pm | Department Of Corrections

Offenders in the community and prison are being encouraged to take the time to remember those who have fought for our freedom, with a number of activities being planned in commemoration of Anzac Day. More >>

Inside the wire: Changing lives and shaping futures

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 5:26 pm | Department Of Corrections

Today 37 new corrections officers and offender employment instructors celebrated the completion of their 12 month Corrections Officer Development Pathway programme. The latest cohort was made up of a diverse group, coming from a range of backgrounds ... More >>

Changing Lives through Literacy at Tongariro Prison

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:50 am | Department Of Corrections

A student at Tongariro Prison believes his life has changed since learning to read. For six months Sam* has been participating in the Howard League Literacy Programme and is enthusiastic that the ability to read will help him turn his life around when ... More >>

Huntly Community Corrections Growing New Opportunities

Friday, 8 April 2016, 11:53 am | Department Of Corrections

Huntly Community Corrections Growing New Opportunities for Offenders Huntly Community Corrections has started a new Huntly Community Garden project to teach offenders serving sentences in the community how to grow their own produce, helping to stretch ... More >>

Northland prisoners’ art exhibition to open

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 5:13 pm | Department Of Corrections

Over 70 top-quality artworks created by Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) prisoners will be on display at Mairangi Arts Centre in Auckland during the InsideOut 7 art exhibition. More >>

Corrections turning teen lives around in Bay of Plenty

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 3:34 pm | Department Of Corrections

A new programme targeting Māori youth serving community sentences in the Eastern Bay of Plenty took place over two days at the end of March. Te Korenga ki te Ao Marama Youth Resilience Programme saw 20 Māori men between the ages of 17 and 25 put through ... More >>

Treatment for Tokoroa man makes the difference

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 3:26 pm | Department Of Corrections

Community Corrections Tokoroa works with drug and alcohol treatment providers to help people serving sentences in the community address their addictions. Mark*, a 33 year old male with a drug addiction going back 15 years, recently completed an ... More >>

First ceremony for Literacy and Numeracy programme

Friday, 1 April 2016, 2:54 pm | Department Of Corrections

The first formal certificate ceremony for prisoners who have completed the Intensive Literacy and Numeracy programme was held in Hawkes Bay Regional Prison earlier this week. More >>

Eric Rush to speak at Northland Corrections graduation

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:53 am | Department Of Corrections

Eric Rush, former All Black and rugby Sevens legend, will be the guest speaker at a prisoners’ graduation ceremony at Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) on Monday, 4 April 2016. More >>

Open Day at Northland Region Corrections Facility

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 3:20 pm | Department Of Corrections

Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) is hosting its first “Reach Out” open day on Friday, 1 April 2016, at NRCF in Northland. More >>

Women prisoners graduate from infrastructure course

Friday, 18 March 2016, 9:35 am | Department Of Corrections

Fifteen prisoners, who have completed a level 2 infrastructure course at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility (ARWCF), are graduating on Friday, 18 March 2016. More >>

Young adult offenders compete in touch rugby tournament

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 9:16 am | Department Of Corrections

On Friday, 18 March 2016, Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) is hosting a touch rugby tournament involving a team of young adult offenders from the Kea Unit, and players representing Northland community services and government agencies. More >>

Fencing and Horticulture qualifications for 24 prisoners

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 11:07 am | Department Of Corrections

Fencing and Horticulture qualifications for 24 Rimutaka prisoners The first group of prisoners in Rimutaka Prison’s new farm skills course graduated on Friday 4 March. The Introduction to Farm Skills (Fencing) course gives graduates the opportunity ... More >>

Brief Pilot programme for High Risk Offenders

Monday, 7 March 2016, 12:30 pm | Department Of Corrections

Te Korowai Aroha: Brief Pilot programme for High Risk Offenders Spring Hill Corrections Facility is about to trial a brief pilot programme targeted at addressing the needs of high risk offenders serving short sentences. Te Korowai Aroha, which means ‘the ... More >>

Books helping change offenders’ lives

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 10:44 am | Department Of Corrections

Books helping change offenders’ lives Corrections is marking World Book Day this Friday (4 March 2016) by highlighting the significance of books in prisons as a positive activity which helps prisoners improve their literacy skills. World Book Day is an ... More >>

Te Rongoa programme launches in Tauranga

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 3:06 pm | Department Of Corrections

Bay of Plenty Community Corrections has launched a programme which aims to provide participants with the ability to recognise and care for a selection of native plants and gain a basic understanding of their healing properties. Te Rongoa is the traditional ... More >>

Rehabilitation through Rhythm at Waikeria Prison

Monday, 29 February 2016, 4:18 pm | Department Of Corrections

A concert performed by prisoners at Waikeria Prison’s Karaka Unit demonstrates how music can be a medium for positive change. Volunteer Julie Dowden worked with the men once a week for ten weeks to prepare for the concert. The eight performers ... More >>

Work and living skills getting offenders on the right track

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 1:34 pm | Department Of Corrections

A record number of offenders serving community work sentences are taking the opportunity to learn valuable work and life skills. More >>

Ex prisoners help reduce re-offending

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 11:48 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners at Waikeria are motivated to make positive changes in their lives following the delivery of a Tikanga Māori programme facilitated by ex-prisoners in their role as kaiako (teacher). Seen as the first step in the journey of rehabilitation for ... More >>

Corrections go by bike

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 11:18 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections go by bike Corrections sites across the country are getting involved and supporting Bikewise national Go By Bike day. Wednesday 10 February marks the annual Go by Bike day - a one-day event where Kiwis ditch their cars, trains or buses ... More >>

 

 

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