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  1. Video for Ngāti Whātua elder calls for more iwi participation in prisoner rehabilitation
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    Ngāti Whātua elder calls for more iwi participation in prisoner rehabilitation

    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.

  2. Video for Youth voice important for Justice reforms - lawyer
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    Youth voice important for Justice reforms- lawyer

    Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced the Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group tasked with reforming the "broken justice system". Lawyer and panel member Julia Whaipooti says youth need to be at the forefront of these discussions to ensure outcomes for Māori.

  3. Video for Rally at parliament against Waikeria prison expansion
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    Rally at parliament against Waikeria prison expansion

    Campaigners say alternative measures need to be taken instead of spending $750mil on the construction.

  4. Video for Mixed iwi reaction to new 600 bed prison
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    Mixed iwi reaction to new 600 bed prison

    There's mixed reaction by iwi to the government's plan to build a new 600 bed facility at Waikeria Prison in Waikato, to relieve pressure on the growing prison population. 

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    Waikeria gets new 500-bed prison, mental health facility

    A new 500-bed prison and the country’s first 100-bed mental health facility will be built at the Waikato prison of Waikeria by 2022. This will replace the 100-year-old high-security “top jail”, which will be closed down.

  6. Video for Sensible Sentencing Trust opposes repeal of 'Three Strikes' law
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    Sensible Sentencing Trust opposes repeal of 'Three Strikes' law

    The Sensible Sentencing Trust says the 'Three Strikes' law is the only law to have reduced serious offending.  This follows Minister of Justice Andrew Little's recent announcement of a proposal that will be put forward to Cabinet to repeal the legislation.

  7. Video for Restoring bikes equips prisoners with trade skills
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    Restoring bikes equips prisoners with trade skills

    Restoring bikes for children in state care is giving 30 Paremoremo prisoners an opportunity to learn new skills and a better chance to enter a trade on their release. The refurbished bikes will be donated to Oranga Tamariki to encourage kids to exercise outdoors. 

  8. Video for Bees take sting out of serving time for Auckland female prisoners
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    Bees take sting out of serving time for Auckland female prisoners

    Creating better outcomes for women in prison is what the Howard League volunteers have aimed for. Their latest project for inmates is doing time to learn about beekeeping. 

  9. Video for Opposition mounting against $bil Waikato mega-prison
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    Opposition mounting against $bil Waikato mega-prison

    Opposition is mounting against the $1bil mega-prison planned for Waikeria. 1,300 letters from community organisation Action Station have been sent to Justice Minister Andrew Little and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis to stop the build. 

  10. Video for Employment expo for Auckland's women prisoners
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    Employment expo for Auckland's women prisoners

    Auckland's Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) has held its first learning and employment expo. It's part of Corrections' Women's Strategy, which aims to reduce re-offending and create employment opportunities on release.

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