Auckland Prison

Auckland Prison, also known as Paremoremo, is located on Auckland's North Shore and contains New Zealand’s only specialist maximum-security prison unit.

Contact details

Phone: (09) 442 6600

Postal address:
Private Bag 50124
Albany
North Shore
Auckland 0752

Physical address:
Paremoremo Rd
Albany

General information

Prisoner capacity: 667
Security classification: Minimum to maximum security men
Year established: 1968

Offender training

Activity Capacity Description
Horticulture Training Nursery  12

The Horticulture training nurseries provides prisoners practical and theory instruction to introduce learners to the world of production horticulture.

Prisoners take part in a range of activities to develop skills in identifying and caring for plants in a commercial like environment.

  • Provides a pathway into: Horticulture Employment

Currently delivering:

  • The National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2
  • The National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3
Engineering Training
Workshop
10

The Engineering Training workshop provides an intensive introductory course in Mechanical Engineering trades to prepare learners for employment in engineering both in the real world or in
the adjacent Engineering Employment activity and as an engineer in the Concrete Workshop.

  • Provides a pathway into: Engineering Employment

Currently delivering:

  • Certificate in Basic Engineering Trade Skills Level 2
  • The National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 2
  • The National Certificate in Welding Level 3
Infrastructure Training
Courses
10

Infrastructure training courses are provided at the Concrete Yard to provide prisoners the opportunity to develop skills in Infrastructure and major construction projects.

Currently delivering:

  • The National Certificate in Infrastructure Level 2

Offender employment

Activity Capacity Description
Kitchen 50  Kitchen prisoners are employed under supervision of Offender Employment Instructors to provide the prison population with three nutritional meals a day from a national menu. Prisoners Offender Education, Training and Employment Information Document also learn additional skills within the commercial catering
environment and meal distribution. All areas of prison catering operate under an approved food safety programme. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Cookery Level 2 and 3.
Laundry 19 The laundry provides commercial laundry services to the Prison and contract work for external clients as required. Prisoners process, clean, dry press, and distribute laundry products. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Laundry Washroom Procedures Level 1.
Asset
Maintenance
25 Asset Maintenance work parties clean, maintain, and paint Corrections buildings and facilities. Prisoners wash down, prepare, and paint corrections buildings exterior and interior including working at heights. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Painting Level 3, transitioning to the National Certificate in Painting and Decorating Level 4 in June 2014.
Grounds
Maintenance
13 Grounds Maintenance work parties maintain and beautify Corrections land assets through cleaning, mowing, trimming, planting and maintaining gardens. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 (and above).
Engineering
Workshop
75 Mechanical Engineering workshop providing engineering services and products for internal and external contracts. Prisoners employed in this activity are employed to fabricate, machine, cut, weld varying grades of steel to produce engineering solutions. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 2 (and above).
Manufacturing
Workshop
30 The manufacturing workshop assembles lighting fixtures and components under contract. Prisoners work in a commercial assembly production environment. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Manufacturing Level 2.
Pre Cast Concrete Yard 40 The Pre Cast Concrete yard provides pre cast concrete products for large and small applications including roading sideways and water tanks. Prisoners employed in this activity undertake the
full range of roles required for concrete production with some continuing in the activity to operate the mobile crane on site. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Concrete Core Skills Level 2 and the National Certificate in Crane Operation (Mobile) Level 4.
Garage 8 The Light Vehicle Garage provides a range of automotive servicing for corrections and external vehicles under contract. Prisoners employed in this activity undertake a range of vehicle servicing roles including; Warrant of Fitness, Exhaust and suspension, tyres, engine servicing, brake and clutch, and other tasks. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive) Level 2.
Horticulture
and Nurseries
34 The commercial nursery operation provides plants, flowers, and seedling to external clients under contract. Prisoners employed in this activity undertake a range of production horticulture roles
from preparing and planting, understanding and caring for Offender Education, Training and Employment Information Document plants, to potting and transporting seedlings. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 and Level 3
Joinery 24 The Joinery workshop provides processed timber products, complete furniture, and joinery services to external clients. Prisoner employed in this activity undertake a range of Joinery and Furniture construction roles including; Processing timber, using specialist joinery tooling and equipment, and manufacturing furniture and furniture products. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the Certificate in Wood Manufacturing and National Certificate in Furniture Level 2.