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Creative items donated for children in hospital

Creative items made by women participating in the Sewing, Quilts, and Crafts programme at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility (ARWCF) will be donated to Starship Children’s Hospital.


‘Kick for the Seagulls’ graduation

The programme uses the language of sport in an easily relatable way to teach literacy and numeracy skills, we well as general life skills and wellbeing.

Police and Corrections join forces for training

Corrections staff were recently joined by teams from the New Zealand Police for Advanced Control and Restraint training at Rimutaka Prison. 

Hariki Whare creates wairua-enhancing environment

For the first time, the Short Rehabilitation Programme for Men was delivered in the small, remote Eastern Bay of Plenty community of Te Kaha. Delivered at the Hariki Whare, the venue provided a therapeutic and wairua-enhancing environment close to the moana.


Network launched for young staff

Young staff  from custodial, community, and national office roles came together to launch Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s first ever Young Staff Network.

Pilot paves positive pathways

A new programme is being piloted to help men to maintain what they have learnt in one of our Special Treatment Units.