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  1. Video for The right to vote from behind bars
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    The right to vote from behind bars

    An urgent inquiry into the rights of prisoners to vote is underway in Wellington.  A former prisoner and now advocate recalls being in jail during the 2014 election.  At the time she couldn't understand why voting privileges were taken away from New Zealand prisoners. 

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    'Utu' lead actor Anzac Wallace passes away

    Anzac Wallace (Ngāpuhi) starred as guerrilla leader Te Wheke, in the classic Māori Western, Utu.  He attracted worldwide attention despite never having acted before and went on to star in many other New Zealand films.

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    Prisoners voting: "a right not a privilege"

    Dr Rawiri Waretini-Karena and Donna Awatere Huata have spoken out on prisoners voting rights after the Waitangi Tribunal announced an urgent hearing on the issue.

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    Corrections apologises for Māori nationalist group comments

    The Department of Corrections has apologised for minutes recorded in a forum almost two years ago naming Māori nationalist groups alongside Islamic extremists and other far-right and violent political groups as a threat to public safety.

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    Film addressing domestic violence, alcohol, drugs wins award

    Rangatahi at a youth justice residence in Auckland have taken out the top prize at a film festival with their short film What You Don't Know.

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    Debt and housing major concerns for Māori

    A new survey shows that financial debt and insecurity alongside housing affordability and homelessness are the two main concerns for Māori. Te Puea Marae frontman Hurimoana Dennis isn't surprised and says these are the same issues affecting whānau they help through their homelessness programme.

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    Urgent Tribunal hearing on prisoner voting granted

    The Waitangi Tribunal has announced an urgent hearing on Māori prisoners having the right to vote.  Current legislation disqualifies sentenced prisoners from participating in general elections.

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    Rotorua rehabilitation programme prepares for graduation this month

    A rehabilitation programme aimed at high-risk offenders in Rotorua continues on despite minimal funds. Pūwhakamua is a cultural emerging 12-month program by former drug lord and inmate turned mentor Wiremu Billy Macfarlane he says the program which is largely self-funded is needed despite the lack the funds.

  9. 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.

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    How can the criminal justice system be more effective?

    The Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group is hearing from communities in Te Tairāwhiti, which panel member Julia Whaipooti says is one of the regions most affected by the criminal justice system.

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