Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis launched Hōkai Rangi: Ara Poutama Aotearoa Strategy for 2019-2024 on Monday 19 August 2019.

Hōkai Rangi outlines our commitment to do better for people in our care, identifies our long-term vision, and defines our plan for the next five years. It focuses on prioritising the wellbeing of both the people who come into our care and management, and of their whānau.

Through this new approach, and working with Māori in our care, their whānau, and all of our partners, we expect to improve wellbeing outcomes. A consequence of this will be a reduction in the current disproportionate recidivism and imprisonment rates, and ultimately greater community safety.

Hōkai Rangi represents a new strategic direction for the Department of Corrections: one that builds on the good things that are already happening, learns from doing, and, most importantly, innovates to find new and alternative ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for people under Corrections’ management, their whānau, and the wider community.

This strategy outlines the target outcomes that we will deliver through a range of projects. Read Hōkai Rangi on our website.