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A Boy Called Piano documentary

Men in the Matapuna Special Treatment Unit (STU) had a lot to reflect on when watching the journey of Fa’amoana John Luafutu through state care and prison in a special…

Jeremy - reconnecting with his roots

  It’s unusual to find someone who has lived on prison grounds, without being incarcerated.

Enjoying the ‘rollercoaster’ - from nurse to Acting Regional Clinical Director for the South Island

In describing his career, Acting Regional Clinical Director Paul Branks says it’s been “a bit of a rollercoaster”.

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We're looking for a diverse range of people who have a range of skills and experiences - from security officers to office jobs, retail, teaching and Police, you might be…

Kirsty Tulip – Systems Trainer

For Systems Trainer Kirsty Tulip, it was the desire to make a difference that motivated her to first apply for a role at Ara Poutama Aotearoa as an Education Tutor.

Making real connections through the Māori Pathways Programme at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison

When Harmen Bakkerus was considering a career change four years ago, he was searching for a role that provided a strong connection to people.