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

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.

23 December 2015

Prisoners at Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) are using their new found carpentry and engineering skills to build toys for children in the community.

21 December 2015

Opening hours for Community Corrections sites and Prisons.

21 December 2015

Prisoners at Christchurch Men's Prison are learning horticultural skills and supplying fresh produce to Christchurch charity Help for the Homeless.

14 December 2015

Gore Community Corrections is the first Corrections centre in the country to trial double delivery of the successful Short Rehabilitation Programme (SRP).

11 December 2015

Over the last five months, 38 prisoners in Canterbury prisons have gained their first learner licences.

07 December 2015

5,000 tomato plants grown at Rolleston Prison have been distributed to Christchurch City Council housing tenants and schools.

01 December 2015

Sir Ray's message is that everyone can have a better future and to do this you need to have a plan and believe in yourself.

30 November 2015

The Minister of Corrections hosted a breakfast for some of NZ's biggest employers to discuss their potential involvement in reducing re-offending.

27 November 2015

Ministers sign agreement that will see community work offenders help DoC wage a 'War on Weeds'.

26 November 2015

Manawatu Prison partnered with Horizons Regional Council Road Safety to hold a road safety education programme for around 80 prisoners.

21 October 2015

Based on an initiative developed in Holland, a joint programme between Community Corrections and Police in Horowhenua is getting great results.

29 September 2015

The new Victims Code clearly lays out Corrections' responsibilities to victims and ensures we provide the best possible service to them.

14 August 2015

Three prisoners with low literacy have graduated from the New Zealand Howard League for Penal Reform's literacy programme at Rimutaka Prison.

13 August 2015

An exhibition at the Gus Fisher gallery in Auckland marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215.

04 August 2015

A first-time prisoner shares his experience of the kaupapa Maori rehabilitation programme, Te Tirohanga.

24 July 2015

If you have any information that could assist the review underway of Serco operations at Mt Eden Corrections Facility, contact the Chief Inspector, theinspector@corrections.govt.nz

09 July 2015

Being literate is one of the most important skills to have, Helen Clark tells prisoners.

02 July 2015

Waikeria Prison and a colourful group of Pacific women who work with prisoners have won top prizes at the recent Arts Access Awards.

22 June 2015

National Volunteer Week (21-27 June) celebrates the invaluable knowledge, skill and time contribution made by volunteers around New Zealand.

17 June 2015

A Puppies in Prison programme, training mobility dogs for people living with a disability, is now exclusively run in prisons, with prisoners as handlers.

09 June 2015

The American Shakespeare Behind Bars programme has been running for over 20 years and uses exclusively the works of William Shakespeare to offer prisoners 'theatrical encounters with personal and social issues, to help them develop life skills that will ensure their successful reintegration into society.'

08 June 2015

Fifty-eight prisoners have begun a personal journey towards a real educational qualification with Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

04 June 2015

A new data set on the remand and sentenced prisoner population can be viewed, filtered and downloaded from the Statistics New Zealand website.

11 May 2015

The Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-liga officially opened Auckland South Corrections Facility, Kohuora on Friday 8 May. The first prisoners will arrive later this month.

27 March 2015

The Tokoroa RSA enlists Corrections' help to prepare for WWI centenary commemorations.