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Ngāti Whātua elder calls for more iwi participation in prisoner rehabilitation

By Mānia Clarke

Ngāti Whātua elder and tikanga advisor Dame Naida Glavish is calling for more iwi participation in the rehabilitation of Māori prisoners. This follows the opening of the new $300 million wing at Paremoremo prison. Glavish says a multiple-support approach is needed to rehabilitate Māori inmates.


Penal Reform League President says Corrections CEO needs to move on

By Kawekōrero

The President of the Sir Peter Williams QC Penal Reform League says Corrections CEO Ray Smith needs to go. Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams believes the Minister of Corrections, Kelvin Davis is not being adequately prepared by Smith and his team and her concerns go far back as 2016 when Smith presented before Select Committee.

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