Driving lessons for inmates

Aroha Treacher
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Kei kō atu i te tekau mano ngā tāngata hara i whiu ki te mahi hapori mō ngā hara taraiwa waka. Ko tā te Ara Poutama, mā te whiwhi raihana e heke ai ngā tatauranga hara. Koia pū te mahi i Te Matau a Māui.

He tīmatanga hōu mā tēnei taitama, tekau mā waru ngā tau.

E ai ki te kaiwhakahaere o Ara Poutama a George Massingham says, “There is a need not just within Corrections but within the community as a whole, we identified that as a risk factor for our attempts to reduce re-offending the driver licenses are key to keeping them out of trouble.”

Ko tana akoranga hautū waka tuarua noa tēnei.

“I found it very interesting, I learned a few things stuff like that, a couple of things to improve on, yeah it was wasn't too bad,” hei tā tetahi mauhere.

He raihana taraiwa waka tana whai, kia tāpiri atu ai tōna ingoa ki ngā tāngata ono tekau mā iwa kua eke panuku i tēnei tau.

Hei tā tetahi kaiwhakahaere o G&R Driver Training a Geoff Wright, “When they go through and pass their test they're just overwhelmed, they throw their arms around yah, you've done something for them, you've changed their life.”

E ai ki tetahi kaimahi no Howard League from Penal Reform a Anne Brown, “The age range is probably from the youngest 17 and to the oldest about 55.”

Ko te nuinga o ngā whiu ki te mahi hapori nā ngā hara hautū waka, nā reira, ki te whiwhi rātou i te raihana ka heke ngā hara hautū waka.

“Each license is a stepping stone, I mean we've had a lot of work in Hawke's Bay this year over the summer and a lot wanting full licenses so they can move up a step in their jobs,” hei tā Brown.

He kaupapa tēnei ki waenganui i te uepu Waka Kotahi, te rīki Howard me te Ara Poutama. Ko te whai kia whakarewaina tēnei kaupapa ki te tonga me te hauāuru o Tāmaki.