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  • 20 March 2017

    WOMAD set up given helping hand

    Setting up fencing, pop-up tents and recycling stations are some of the things community offenders did to help with this year’s WOMAD festival in New Plymouth.

  • 15 March 2017

    Local employers support offenders with jobs and a new start

    Peter Close is one of Corrections Employment Placement Coordinators. He is out and about in Southland, talking to employers and matching people with offending histories with employers willing to give someone another chance.

  • 13 March 2017

    Inside the Corrections Inspectorate

    The Inspectorate is currently undergoing an expansion and implementing changes that will allow them to focus on a cycle of in-depth, ‘free and frank’ prison reviews, in addition to their statutory functions under the Corrections Act, of investigating prisoner complaints.

  • 06 March 2017

    Art knows no bounds in Limitless exhibition

    Crossing boundaries and extending ideas to overcome limits is the key theme of a public exhibition featuring artworks by prisoners at NRCF.

  • 03 March 2017

    Tongariro working Prison ‘bursting’ with life

    The nursery at Tongariro Prison is currently bursting with 13,000 new trees and shrubs awaiting relocation as part of an industry training programme for the Department of Conservation.

  • 03 March 2017

    Arohata Prison Receives Dictionaries

    Arohata Prison has received a bumper supply of dictionaries, thanks to Tawa Rotary.

  • 22 February 2017

    Raniera Whiu wins Minister's Excellence Award

    Corrections Minister Louise Upston presented Raniera Whiu with the Minister’s Excellence Award in acknowledgement of the leadership, professionalism and all round excellence he demonstrated throughout his Corrections Officer training pathway.

  • 17 February 2017

    Prison products boost biodiversity

    Predator traps, grebe rafts, translocation boxes, wētā motels and red tussock are just some of the conservation products created at Otago Correctional Facility for DOC and community groups in Otago and Southland.

  • 10 February 2017

    Local corrections officer wins Minister's Excellence Award

    Waka Morete joined the Corrections team at Mt Eden Corrections Facility. Standing alongside 112 of his fellow recruits, he graduated as a Corrections Officer, marking the end of 12 weeks of training.

  • 08 February 2017

    Offenders support Bikewise Go by Bike Day

    Offenders around New Zealand are supporting Go by Bike Day by repairing bikes and building bike tracks.

  • 30 January 2017

    Community offenders give back to South Taranaki

    South Taranaki schools, community organisations and popular walkways are benefiting from community work projects managed by Hawera Community Corrections.

  • 30 January 2017

    Former Rimutaka prisoner secures job using qualifications

    A former prisoner who gained a National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3 while inside prison has secured a job in a plant nursery.

  • 30 January 2017

    Canterbury offenders contribute over 161,000 hours of labour

    2,069 offenders on community work sentences in Canterbury have contributed 161,960 hours of manual labour to support local projects in 2016.

  • 26 January 2017

    Magic restored to Puniu River

    A Waikato river once travelled by mythical spirit folk is having its magic restored thanks to an ambitious project involving Corrections, the Te Awamutu community, Waikato Regional Council and Sustainable Coastlines.

  • 26 January 2017

    Award for Whanganui Prison Nurse

    Whanganui Prison nurse Te Rina Lind has won the Marie Jarden Memorial Award for the Most Professional Nursing Graduate.

  • 25 January 2017

    New support programme supports improved prisoner reintegration

    One of the first Canterbury offenders to benefit from a new Corrections’ reintegration programme, Guided Release, will be released in the next couple of weeks.

  • 25 January 2017

    Corrections Rehab Programme offers better outcomes for local offenders

    Five Greymouth offenders on sentence with Corrections are taking part in the first community Short Rehabilitation Programme (SRP) of 2017.

  • 25 January 2017

    Prisoners make 'Glo boxes' to boost public health

    Prisoners at Tongariro Prison have made Glo boxes to help the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service deliver hand hygiene education at schools, health expos and other hand hygiene awareness events.

  • 15 January 2017

    Barista training perks up prison trainees

    For the first time, three prisoners at Christchurch Women’s Prison are learning the coffee trade and will graduate as trained baristas.

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