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

02 December 2016

Prisoners from Invercargill Prison are helping spread cheer at Christmas, by supporting the Waihopai City Lions club "Light up Christmas" tree festival.

25 November 2016

The first of Rolleston Prison’s annual tomato plant delivery to Christchurch City Council social housing tenants has left the prison.

21 November 2016

The Otago Corrections Facility‘s (OCF) Drug Treatment Unit has chalked up a significant milestone this month with its 750th offender completing the prison programme.

09 November 2016

Offenders in Dunedin are supporting local community groups and making Christmas gifts for those in need as part of their community work sentences.

08 November 2016

Collaboration with AA is helping prisoners gain their learner drivers licence.

04 November 2016

Eleven prisoners in Rimutaka Prison were awarded the WelTec Certificate in Plumbing and Gasfitting (Level 3).

18 October 2016

Hamilton gospel singer/songwriter Nicky Moran received a positive response when she performed to prisoners in OCF.

13 October 2016

A former Air Force instructor, now working at Whanganui Prison, was awarded the Minister’s Excellence Award presented last week by Corrections Minister Judith Collins.

07 October 2016

A new partnership with Hokonui Marae will see prisoners help with restoration of over 10,000 acres of Mataura wetland and native bush.

03 October 2016

Offenders from Ohakune, Raetihi and Taumarunui have contributed approximately 720 hours to the collaborative project.

07 September 2016

This year marks a significant milestone for Corrections’ Dog Section as it celebrates 25 years since the first Corrections drug detector dogs were used in New Zealand prisons.

02 August 2016

This month Corrections is marking 130 years since New Zealand became the first country in the world to introduce a probation system.

21 July 2016

New rules to make visiting prison safer for children take effect on 1 September.

20 July 2016

Hearing about an actor's personal battle with depression will benefit prisoners in Rimutaka's Te Whare Manaakitanga Special Treatment Unit (STU).

18 July 2016

Four Manawatu Prison staff have been recognised for their efforts in saving prisoners' lives in two separate events at the prison.

06 July 2016

On Thursday 30 June 2016, the Chief Executive was made aware that an approved Kaiwhakamana who provides voluntary services to Whanganui Prison is an active gang member.

23 June 2016

It was a fond farewell for the third house built by prisoners at Northland Region Corrections Facility as it was lifted over the wire to become a new home for a single mum and her three children.

21 June 2016

On Thursday 16 June around 20 community-based offenders from across the Wellington district took part in a joint initiative between Community Corrections, Wellington District Police, the NZ Fire Service and Upper Hutt City Council to drive home the ripple effect of drink driving.

20 June 2016

The annual National Volunteer Week gives Corrections an opportunity to recognise some of the important people who help make change happen.

16 June 2016

The Budget brought a welcome funding boost for Corrections with $355.6 million allocated over the next four years.

16 June 2016

Having a Building Construction Site Passport will help 24 community-based offenders from across greater Wellington into employment.

23 May 2016

Around 40 community-based offenders participated in a road safety expo at Upper Hutt Community Corrections on Wednesday 18 May. The expo coincided with road safety week (16-22 May).

12 May 2016

International Nurses day is celebrated around the world every May 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birthday.

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.