Spring Hill Corrections Facility
Spring Hill Corrections Facility is located on a 215 hectare site near Meremere in the Waikato and is one of the country's biggest prisons.
It was one of four new prisons that opened between 2005 and 2007 and is designed quite differently to traditional prisons.
A highly secure perimeter fence encloses a large open space containing a range of separate buildings for accommodation and services.
Phone: (07) 826 0200
Postal address:Private Bag 503
Hampton Downs Rd
Information for lawyers
There are a number of ways lawyers can communicate with their clients who are based at Spring Hill Corrections Facility.
The site can accommodate meetings between lawyers and their clients any day of the week.
- Call our mainline on 07 826 0200 - press the reception option and ask to speak with your client.
- Disclosures and other correspondence for your client can be emailed to: FPT.Springhilltrust@corrections.govt.nz
- Arrange virtual meetings with your client by emailing: SpringHillVideoCalling@corrections.govt.nz
Types of prisoners: Minimum to high security men
Year established: 2007
|Hospitality Training Course||10|
The Hospitality training course is embedded within the Commercial Kitchen and prepares learners for a range of roles supporting employment in commercial catering. Learners develop their
|Engineering Training Workshop||12|
The Engineering Training workshop provides an intensive introductory course in Mechanical Engineering trades to prepare learners for employment in engineering both in the real world or in
|Horticulture Training Nursery||8|
The Horticulture Training Nursery provides an intensive training programme to prepare learners for employment in production horticulture. Learners develop their knowledge and skills of a range
|Carpentry Training Workshop||12|
The workshop based Carpentry training programmes provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects of introductory carpentry and construction to develop the skills,
The workshop based Painting training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects providing an introduction to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes
The Workshop based Plumbing training programme provides learners hands on practical and theory training in the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to enter employment in plumbing.
|Carpentry, Timber and Joinery Training Workshop||10|
The timber training workshop provides prisoners an introduction into the skills knowledge and attitudes needed to enter employment in carpentry, joinery, or timber processing.
|Kitchen||53||Kitchen prisoners are employed under supervision of Offender Employment Instructors to provide the prison population with three nutritional meals a day from a national menu. Prisoners also learn additional skills within the commercial catering environment and meal distribution. All areas of prison catering|
operate under an approved food safety programme. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Cookery Level 2 and 3.
|Laundry||10||The laundry provides commercial laundry services to the Prison and contract work for external clients as required. Prisoner’s process, clean, dry press, and distribute laundry products. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Laundry Washroom Procedures Level 1.|
|Asset Maintenance||12||Asset Maintenance work parties clean, maintain, and paint Corrections buildings and facilities. Prisoners wash down, prepare, and paint corrections buildings exterior and interior including working at heights.|
Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Painting Level 3, transitioning to the National Certificate in Painting and Decorating Level 4 in June 2014.
|Grounds Maintenance||21||Grounds Maintenance work parties maintain and beautify Corrections land assets through cleaning, mowing, trimming, planting and maintaining gardens. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 (and above).|
|Engineering Workshop||24||Mechanical Engineering workshop providing engineering services and products for internal and external contracts. Prisoners employed in this activity are employed to fabricate, machine, cut, weld varying grades of steel to produce engineering solutions. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 2 (and above).|
|Farm||15||The SHCF dry stock farm raises calves and heifers for sale to commercial dairy farms. Prisoners employed in this activity undertake a range of roles required for employment in farming and agriculture.|
Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Agriculture (General Skills) Level 2 (and above).
The Building Refurbishment Yard at SHCF rebuilds damaged residential buildings in partnership with Housing New Zealand Corporation. Prisoners employed in this activity have a range of trade options including;
Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards;