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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. 

  2. Video for Urgent Tribunal hearing on prisoner voting granted
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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.

  3. Video for Rotorua rehabilitation programme prepares for graduation this month
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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.

  4. 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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    Driver licence help for offenders & ex-prisoners

    Offenders and ex-prisoners are being given a second chance with a driving programme in the Eastern BOP aimed at helping young people off the pathway to prison and into work.

  6. Video for Christmas festivities begin for 300 Angel Tree whānau
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    Christmas festivities begin for 300 Angel Tree whānau

    Festivities have already begun for 300 Auckland whānau of prison inmates.  In a first, the annual Angel Tree Christmas celebrations were hosted at Mataatua Marae in Māngere.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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