Men in the Hawkes Bay Regional Prison knitting groups have been hard at work, knitting nearly 150 beanies in the last year. Some beanies are sent out to whānau, but the majority are donated to help support people in need. Charities Yarny Army and Re-Source donate wool, patterns and needles to the knitting groups, and receive knitted beanies in return.
Yarny Army works with organisations like Plunket and the Salvation Army, who gives many of the beanies to children in need to help keep their heads warm. Re-Source will add a beanie to each of their necessities packs, which are given to people who are sleeping rough.
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Nearly 150 beanies
Working in partnership with local communities
A huge thanks to Curate Church Tauranga for including Community Corrections in their much appreciated donations. In partnership with Stoney Creek, the church has put together some winter clothing packs filled with warm, cosy clothes!
Cook Islands Language Week - Te 'epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani 2021
Last week was Cook Islands Language Week, and Corrections staff across the country were transported from the cold New Zealand winter to the tropical Cook Islands for the week!