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

Security classification: Minimum to maximum security men
Year established: 1968

Offender employment

ActivityCapacityDescription
Hospitality and Catering50Prisoners provide the prison population with three nutritional meals a day from the national menu. Prisoners are trained in the state of the art cook/chill kitchen, a functions kitchen and staff/visitors café. All areas of prison catering operate under an approved food safety programme. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards Level 2 and 3 New Zealand Certificate in hospitality and catering qualifications.
Laundry19The 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.
Facilities
Maintenance
13Facilities Maintenance work parties maintain and beautify Corrections land and buildings through painting, cleaning, mowing trimming, planting and maintaining gardens. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards Level 2 and 3 New Zealand Certificate in a range of horticultural disciplines.
Engineering75Mechanical Engineering, provide engineering training, services and products for internal and external contracts. Prisoners employed in this activity are employed to fabricate, machine, cut, and weld varying grades of steel to produce engineering solutions. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards Level 2 and 3 New Zealand Certificate in a range of engineering and manufacturing qualifications.
Manufacturing
Workshop
30The 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 New Zealand Certificate in Manufacturing Level 2.
Horticulture
and Nurseries
34The nursery operation provides plants, flowers, and seedlings to external clients under contract. Prisoners undertake a range of production horticulture activities from preparing and planting, understanding and caring for plants, to potting and transporting seedlings. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards Level 2 and 3 New Zealand Certificate in a range of horticultural disciplines.
Joinery24Joinery provides training, processed timber products and joinery services to external clients. Prisoners undertake a range of joinery and construction activities including; processing timber, using specialist joinery tooling and equipment, and manufacturing products to industry standards. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards Level 1, 2 and 3 New Zealand Certificates in building and carpentry.