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!
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.
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!
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.