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21 years strong as a Corrections Officer at Arohata Prison
Corrections Officer Peter Geale has a unique connection to Arohata Prison - the site used to be a borstal and as a kid he went there on the weekends to swim at the pool. Fast forward to today and he’s been working for Ara Poutama Aotearoa for 21 years.
Clare Little - Senior IT Project Manager
Clare Little joined Ara Poutama Aotearoa after a career in defence and utilities, looking for a new professional challenge. “I liked the idea of working in a Department where I could see a clear link between my work and the direct impact it could have pe
Kirsty Tulip – Systems Trainer
In her role as a Systems Trainer, Kirsty helps to develop and deliver training on the systems that the department uses.
Getting off to a great start at Manawatū Prison
Growing up on a farm and spending most of her life working in agriculture and teaching, Alex Coutanche never expected to be working as a Corrections Officer/ Āpiha Whare Herehere. But now that she’s there, she wouldn’t turn back.