News - 2017

Latest News View news from: 2017 2016

  • 01 March 2017

    NRCF sewing workshop anything but “women’s work”

    Prisoners in Northland Region Corrections Facility’s Kea sewing workshop are expertly threading sewing machines, batting colourful quilts, and making care bags for vulnerable children.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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