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Enjoying the ‘rollercoaster’ - from nurse to Acting Regional Clinical Director for the South Island

In describing his career, Acting Regional Clinical Director Paul Branks says it’s been “a bit of a rollercoaster”.

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We're looking for a diverse range of people who have a range of skills and experiences - from security officers to office jobs, retail, teaching and Police, you might be…

Kirsty Tulip – Systems Trainer

For Systems Trainer Kirsty Tulip, it was the desire to make a difference that motivated her to first apply for a role at Ara Poutama Aotearoa as an Education Tutor.

Making real connections through the Māori Pathways Programme at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison

When Harmen Bakkerus was considering a career change four years ago, he was searching for a role that provided a strong connection to people.

The unexpected benefits of nursing in prison

At a time when recruiting and retaining Registered Nursing staff is challenging across the health sector, Christchurch Men’s Prison (CMP) is seeing a number of nurses returning to work in…

Bringing the Women’s Strategy to life at Arohata Prison

For Ashleigh Little, Assistant Prison Director of Arohata Prison, Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s Women’s Strategy is far more than just a document – it’s a mindset shift, and a push for…