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International Volunteer Day: Corrections Thanks 1,300 Volunteers

Friday, 3 December 2021, 5:02 pm | Department Of Corrections

Sunday 5 December is International Volunteer Day, and Corrections would like to acknowledge and thank our 1,300 volunteers working in prisons for their commitment to helping the people we manage change their lives for the better. Corrections volunteers ... More >>

Kea Project Kaitiaki Keeping Kids Calm And Connected During Prison Visits

Monday, 22 November 2021, 6:29 am | Department Of Corrections

A new initiative to support children visiting a parent in prison is off to a flying start, with birds guiding young people through stringent prison security processes to help reduce their fear and anxiety. “The Kea Project is designed to serve the ... More >>

New Contract Lays Ground For Future Of Electronic Monitoring

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 11:35 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections has announced it has awarded an up to eight-year, $180 million contract for electronic monitoring equipment to UK-based company Buddi. “This is a significant opportunity to improve the way that electronic monitoring ... More >>

Visitors To Prisons Required To Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Before 9 December

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 3:58 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections has today made the decision to require all private visitors to prisons nationwide to have had their first COVID-19 vaccine before 13 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated before 9 December 2021. “This is not a decision we have made lightly, ... More >>

Launch Of New Strategy For Women + Response To Release Of Independent Inspectorate Reports

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 11:25 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections has today launched Wāhine - E rere ana ki te pae hou, the organisation’s new women’s strategy for 2021-2025. The strategy was developed in consultation with a range of predominantly wāhine Māori, including ... More >>

Tongariro Prison Wins 2021 Whakataetae Kapa Haka

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 1:57 pm | Department Of Corrections

The team from Tongariro Prison has been crowned the overall winner of the 2021 Hōkai Rangi Whakataetae Kapa Haka. The competition winners were announced by National Commissioner Rachel Leota and Deputy Chief Executive Māori Topia Rameka this week. The six winning ... More >>

Black Ferns Legend Helps 29 New Corrections Recruits Celebrate Success

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 4:06 pm | Department Of Corrections

Twenty-nine new Corrections Officers have today been joined by former Black Ferns captain and Cohort 56 Patron, Dr Farah Palmer, in celebrating their success at a graduation ceremony in Upper Hutt. “Farah is an extraordinary New Zealander. She ... More >>

Corrections a whānau affair

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:58 pm | Department Of Corrections

The old adage of not mixing family and work could not be further from the truth for mother and daughter Corrections Officers, Sarai and Latisha Morris. More >>

Christmas behind the wire

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 9:29 am | Department Of Corrections

A basic and nutritious meal will be served to approximately 10,000 prisoners in New Zealand on 25 December. More >>

Independent review of prisoner mail management released

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:24 pm | Department Of Corrections

Thursday 14 November 2019 Independent review of prisoner mail management released The independent review into the prisoner mail system has today been released, with Corrections accepting all 13 recommendations and making a number of changes to strengthen ... More >>

Kindness-based prison programme is a recipe for success

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:04 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections is marking World Kindness Day today (13 November) by acknowledging the work Good Bitches Baking does spreading kindness through baked goods to those who need it most. More >>

App connects Corrections staff with language and culture

Monday, 11 November 2019, 3:24 pm | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections (Ara Poutama Aotearoa) is encouraging more of its staff to learn te Reo Māori through a handy mobile application. More >>

Inspection report for Northland Region Corrections Facility

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 2:29 pm | Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released its inspection report for Northland Region Corrections Facility. More >>

Inspection report for Tongariro Prison released

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 10:21 am | Department Of Corrections

Inspections provide a ‘window into prisons’, giving early warning of emerging risks and challenges, and highlighting areas of innovation and good practice. The report found that Tongariro Prison kept prisoners safe and staff treated prisoners ... More >>

Inspection reports for three Christchurch prisons released

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 2:38 pm | Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released inspection reports for the three Christchurch prisons – Christchurch Men’s, Christchurch Women’s and Rolleston. More >>

Inspection report released for Mount Eden Corrections

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 2:26 pm | Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released an inspection report for Mount Eden Corrections Facility. More >>

Prisons generally operating well say Inspectorate reports

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 1:26 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections acknowledges the release of the reports into Otago Corrections Facility, Rimutaka Prison and Auckland South Corrections Facility, completed by Corrections’ independent inspectorate. More >>

Inspection reports for three prisons released

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 9:33 am | Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released inspection reports for Auckland South Corrections Facility, Rimutaka Prison and Otago Corrections Facility. More >>

Number of women staff up, gender pay gap down at Corrections

Friday, 8 March 2019, 9:42 am | Department Of Corrections

The Department of Corrections is acknowledging International Women’s Day 2019 by celebrating an all-time high number of women working for the organisation, and an all-time low gender pay gap. “Women now represent 48 percent of our total workforce. ... More >>

Corrections kicks off 'Kick for the Seagulls' programme

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:15 pm | Department Of Corrections

A programme developed by rugby league legend Graham Lowe that uses sporting language to teach prisoners reading, writing and maths is being rolled out to five prisons this year, following successful trials at two prisons. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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