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Police and Corrections join forces for training

Corrections staff were recently joined by teams from the New Zealand Police for Advanced Control and Restraint training at Rimutaka Prison. 

Hariki Whare creates wairua-enhancing environment

For the first time, the Short Rehabilitation Programme for Men was delivered in the small, remote Eastern Bay of Plenty community of Te Kaha. Delivered at the Hariki Whare, the venue provided a therapeutic and wairua-enhancing environment close to the moana.


Staff call random muster in te reo Māori for the Māori Language Moment

On September 14, Christchurch Women’s Prison joined the country in marking a historic moment, by calling a random muster in te reo Māori, the first time it has been done.

Network launched for young staff

Young staff  from custodial, community, and national office roles came together to launch Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s first ever Young Staff Network.

Pilot paves positive pathways

A new programme is being piloted to help men to maintain what they have learnt in one of our Special Treatment Units.

Kea Project - award finalist

The Kea Project, which makes visiting prison more friendly for children, has been named as a finalist in the Public Service Commission Spirit of Service Awards.