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Former prisoner says Te Ao Marama unit turned his life around

22 January 2021

Check out this story published on One News about how Waikeria Prison's Te Tirohanga programme (formerly Māori Focus Unit) has made a difference for a Tauranga man.

In Te Ao Marama, he was given the opportunity to directly connect with his whānau prior to release and he praises the staff in the unit for the difference they helped make.

The man was released early by the Parole Board and now spends his days working to make a difference for the kind of at-risk young people he once was.

Watch the interview and story: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/former-waikeria-prison-inmate-credits-te-ao-marama-unit-turning-his-life-around