True stories. Recreated

Stories from the inside

Stories From The Inside takes you into our organisation to find out what life is like for the Corrections staff working every day to make New Zealand safer.

Is caring your calling?

Join our Nursing team

If caring is your calling join our nursing whānau and be a part of our holistic vision for healthcare.

Supporting positive outcomes

Become a Psychologist

Assess and treat individuals who have complex needs in prison and in the community.

We're hiring now

We have vacancies across the motu in a range of careers.  Explore the current vacancies and start your journey with us today!

Explore our work

It takes a village to do what we do. Explore different areas of our work to learn more about the roles within Ara Poutama Aotearoa.


In our custodial roles, you will be aiming to positively motivate and support people during a prison sentence, as well as ensure safety


Working with individuals, community organisations and whānau, our roles with a rehabilitation focus help people to make positive changes in their lives and address the root causes of offending.

Pae Ora (Health)

Working in an interdisciplinary team of health practitioners, we offer a range of services, including general health, psychology and mental health

Education, employment and trades

Our education, employment & trades focused roles help people in prison to gain skills, experience, and qualifications. Across a range of roles, their work spans from trades training to education and employment support.

Community and reintegration

Our community teams help to manage community-based sentences and orders. Usually this involves working directly with people on sentences or orders, as well as community organisations, and in some cases the wider justice system and whānau.

Supporting services

From programme designers to IT specialists, we have a range of corporate roles available, as well as opportunities to volunteer and intern.

Recent stories

Corrections  Officer sits at a wooden desk in a trades workshop smiling at the camera

There are plenty of reasons to join our whānau. Meet some of the team here to learn their story.

Tikanga Māori motivational programme has benefits for both participants and staff

The programme, which is provided externally, helps participants build cultural identity, through connection to four kaupapa: Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Rangatiratanga and Wairuatanga.

Supporting community work as a probation officer

Probation Officer Robb works specifically with people on community work sentences, supporting them to complete their hours and use their time on sentence in a beneficial way.

Still learning 28 years on

After 28 years working at Corrections, Principal Corrections Officer Karl says that he’s still learning.

It's New Zealand Psychology Week

The week of 13-19 May, New Zealand recognises the contribution made by psychologists to individuals, organisations, and communities across the motu.