For Sean Kelly, the move to become a Corrections Officer came after a background working with global brands in retail. Some of his transferable skills from his retail career set him up well for success, with Sean being promoted into an Acting Principal Co
When Bridget Fink was first considering moving to New Zealand from the United States, part of what drew her in was Aotearoa’s welcoming reputation. When joining Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s Clinical Psychology team, the recruitment company described New Zealand
When Sophie Parker first joined the UK Prison Service in 2014, she told herself that she would just do it for two years and then move on. Eight years later, on the other side of the world, she’s been with Ara Poutama Aotearoa for five years and is now a
For Ella Howatson, supporting young people and advocating for their needs and is all part of an average day’s work. Ella has been with Ara Poutama Aotearoa for three and a half years and is currently an Adviser - Prison Population Youth.
Today is International Nurses Day, and we would like to celebrate some of the incredible nurses at Corrections.
When asked what makes her smile at work, for Case Manager Abby Milner it’s all about getting to see positive change in people and their whānau. Abby is a Kaiwhakahaere Kēhi (Case Manager) focused in maximum security at Auckland Prison.
The last few years at Ara Poutama Aotearoa have been full of new and exciting challenges for Senior Corrections Officer Michaela Clough. As well as opportunities to step into leadership, Michaela has been able to work with youth through training as an as
After 28 years living abroad, Jeremy returned to New Zealand and joined Ara Poutama Aotearoa as a corrections officer.
Members of the Auckland Bail Support Services team recently ventured out in the torrential rain to volunteer at Everybody Eats, a not-for-profit restaurant.
Employment in Engineering is that much closer for men learning the trade at Christchurch Men’s Prison. Principal Instructor Joe Sheasby says for the past 18 months Engineering at CMP has been developing a unique Engineering pathway where men gain the ski
John arrived from Tonga when he just was nine years old. Like many families from the Pacific, they moved to Aotearoa New Zealand for greater opportunities. John describes his start in New Zealand as an 'unhappy experience'. He was taken away from his fami
In an exciting new Hōkai Rangi partnership, believed to be the first of its kind for Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa and Waitematā District Health Board (WDHB) have agreed to a new prison-based programme for junior doctors.