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  1. Video for Driving progamme helps offenders in the BOP
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    Driving progamme helps offenders in the BOP

    The NZ Howard League for Penal Reform will now offer their driving programme for the next three years for offenders and ex-prisoners in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The programme, which helps offenders obtain a driving license, has already helped over 40 people in the Whakatāne area since the pilot programme began in September.

  2. Video for Implementing tikanga Māori rehabilitation across all prisons
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    Implementing tikanga Māori rehabilitation across all prisons

    Minister of Corrections, Kelvin Davis is currently seeking collaborative approaches with iwi leaders to find solutions to the Māori prison population problem.

  3. Video for SERCO officer refuses to remove shoes in wharenui
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    SERCO officer refuses to remove shoes in wharenui

    Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has spoken out about SERCO and the need for them to review their policies on Māori protocols.  Last week at the funeral of legendary Māori guitarist Tama Renata, a correction officer refused to take their shoes off upon entering the ancestral meeting house at Hoani Waititi Marae.   

  4. Video for A new strategy to combat family and sexual violence
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    A new strategy to combat family and sexual violence

    For the first time, chief executives from across the public service will be taking collective steps to end family and sexual violence in New Zealand. 

  5. Video for Corrections forced to apologise for banning offenders from course
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    Corrections forced to apologise for banning offenders from course

    Corrections has been forced to apologise for banning offenders from a course designed to help rehabilitate them- despite the government's sweeping justice reform which aims to reduce recidivism rates.

  6. Video for Over 1,400 offenders put into employment
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    Over 1,400 offenders put into employment

    Around 70 released prisoners per month are being placed into employment under a government initiative. The programme is designed to help remove some of the barriers released offenders face when trying to turn their lives around. 

  7. 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.

  8. Video for Volunteers are given a special award at womens prison.
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    Volunteers are given a special award at womens prison.

    Two special volunteers have received an award for doing their bit at the Mirimiri Te Aroha Māori Focus Unit at the Auckland Region Women's Corrections facility. The duo says reconnecting inmates to their past through kapahaka has brought a change of attitude amongst inmates.  

  9. Video for PAPA protest Waikēria Prison expansion
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    PAPA protest Waikēria Prison expansion

    Prisoner advocacy group People against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) are opposing Government plans to build a new 500-bed high-security prison in Waikēria. Today protesters rallied outside of Parliament.

  10. Video for 'Those are our people Kelvin' - former inmate hits out at Corrections Minister
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    'Those are our people Kelvin'- former inmate hits out at Corrections Minister

    The Government dialed back Nationals policy to build a 3000-bed mega-prison in Waikeria. But the watered down version still isn't cutting it according to former inmate Feke Taito.

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