The first Offender Employment Open Day for whānau at Christchurch Men’s Prison provided an opportunity for men to reconnect with whānau through showcasing their achievements.
The team at Waikeria Prison have been growing native plants in their Horticulture Training Nursery near Te Awamutu. The horticulture space grows a range of 20 native trees, shrubs and flaxes which are used for native revegetation purposes.
Men in Invercargill Prison were supported by Toi Māori Arts volunteer Sharne, recent winner of the Arts Access Whai Tikanga Award 2021, in the creation of a carving for the Murihiku Matariki Festival.
The team at Manukau Community Corrections created a visual and interactive journey throughout their office to celebrate Matariki.
Establishing a pro-social lifestyle and securing sustainable employment is a major challenge for many people in prison upon their release.
People on community sentences in Otago have increased their job prospects through completing a new two-day work ready course.
‘Te Rākeitanga o Tōku Korowai hei Āhuru Mōwai Mōku - Adorning my cloak as a sheltered haven for me,' was the kaupapa for the National Māori Student Nurses Hui in Rotorua last month.
Cheers greeted Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis at Christchurch Women’s Prison when he told women that access to their culture was a right, not a privilege.
The Central Region Programmes team has been helping new parents give their babies a good start to life.
A collaboration between singer/songwriter Annah Mac and Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) has resulted in Annah’s music company Big House Records producing a CD of 37 original songs.
The second Cross Agency Rainbow Network (CARN) conference was held over two days in March at Parliament, Wellington.
Kaumātua Tom Hemopo has a simple reason for taking up a new job at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison.