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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 >>

Working on It at Waikeria

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 12:20 pm | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners will be released from Waikeria Prison ‘work-ready’ thanks to a partnership between the Department of Corrections and Ministry of Social Development (MSD) formalised late last year. More >>

Pasifika Practice On The Frontline Of Probation And Prisons

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 10:58 am | Department Of Corrections

All new frontline Corrections staff now undergo training in effective engagement with Pasifika people as part of the Frontline Futures training delivered by the Department. More >>

Chief Inspector review

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 10:41 am | Department Of Corrections

Ray Smith, Chief Executive Yesterday, I instructed the Chief Inspector of Corrections to undertake a case review into the management of a prisoner at Auckland’s maximum security prison. The subject of the case review is a highly complex and difficult ... More >>

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 >>