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First offender employment whānau open day

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.

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Men at Waikeria Prison learn to grow native plants to restore wetlands

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.

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Men in Invercargill Prison make Matariki art

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.

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Manukau Community Corrections celebrates Matariki

The team at Manukau Community Corrections created a visual and interactive journey throughout their office to celebrate Matariki.

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Ngā kākano mo āpōpō (the seeds of tomorrow)

Establishing a pro-social lifestyle and securing sustainable employment is a major challenge for many people in prison upon their release.

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Getting work ready in Otago

People on community sentences in Otago have increased their job prospects through completing a new two-day work ready course.

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National Māori Student Nurses Hui 2021

‘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.

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Māori pathways for wāhine

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.

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Baby boxes help new parents

The Central Region Programmes team has been helping new parents give their babies a good start to life.

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Channelling emotions through music

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.

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Better understanding of rainbow community

The second Cross Agency Rainbow Network (CARN) conference was held over two days in March at Parliament, Wellington.

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A passion for helping people

Kaumātua Tom Hemopo has a simple reason for taking up a new job at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison.

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