Information for the media

This section contains useful information for journalists. The Communications Service Desk is the first point of contact for all journalist enquiries. The desk operates Monday - Friday between 8.00am and 5.00pm.

Ph: 04 460 3365
Email: commdesk@corrections.govt.nz.

After hours

We will do our best to help with after hours questions but it is not always possible to provide information or spokespeople outside of business hours, particularly during weekends or public holidays.

Information we can provide

Corrections can answer queries about the management of custodial sentences and non-custodial sentences and orders imposed by the Courts.

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Legislation that guides how we respond

Corrections are guided in how we can respond to media enquiries by The Privacy Act 1993, The Official Information Act 1982 and the Coroner's Act 2006.

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Prisoner filming and interviews

If you are interviewing and/or filming prisoners there are certain rules you must abide by.

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Make a request

To film, photograph or interview a prisoner you need to make a request in writing to the National Manager Communications.

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Regulations that guide media

A number of regulations guide media coverage within Corrections.

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