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News items from Corrections are listed here.  For Corrections' media releases, see our Media Release section.

22 April 2016

Offenders in the community and prison were 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.

11 April 2016

Prisoners at Rolleston Prison have been learning new skills and contributing to the community, by upgrading the show jumping rails for the National Equestrian Centre (NEC) in Christchurch.

22 March 2016

Corrections, along with the Kumara Residents Trust (KRT) and the Westland Region Environment Network INC (WREN), have joined forces again to work on two important projects in Kumara.

18 March 2016

Pregnant mothers on community work sentences in Gisborne are assisting midwives and some at-risk mothers to create safe sleeping spaces for their babies.

11 March 2016

Carl* is using his community sentence and his talents to make his mark on Westport with the creation of a commemorative sandstone carved seat.

10 March 2016

Matt*, a prisoner who has just completed a parenting programme at Christchurch Men's Prison, is clear about how he wants to parent going forward.

10 March 2016

Corrections recognised Trees for Canterbury with a 2016 Community Work Partnership Award.

29 February 2016

A group of 35 prisoners in Invercargill have completed the Prison's new condensed Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) programmes, aiming to help them remain drug free on release.

29 February 2016

Here at Corrections we're always proud of the energy and dedication of our staff; they spend every day helping offenders turn their lives around - and sometimes they go beyond the call of duty and show exceptional courage, initiative and skill.

29 February 2016

A record number of offenders serving community work sentences are taking the opportunity to learn valuable work and life skills.

29 February 2016

Last year, 633 local offenders on community work sentences did over 50,000 hours of unpaid work in and around Invercargill.

02 February 2016

After a clean up operation involving more than 3,000 hours work by offenders on community-based sentences, Kowhai Park in Whanganui has reopened.