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Parliament has today passed legislation to ensure the Department of Corrections can continue to safely manage a small number of high-risk offenders living in the community.

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The Government has announced a major package of law and order measures that further increases Police numbers, addresses gang violence and extends successful rehabilitation programmes to break the cycle of offending and entering a life of crime.

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A new strategy developed together with women who have had direct experience with the justice system will help guide Corrections in improving the treatment of women in prison.

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After six weeks of performances across New Zealand prisons, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has congratulated Tongariro Prison as the overall winner of the 2021 Hōkai Rangi Whakataetae Kapa Haka.

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The Government has today launched Māori Pathways at Northland Region Corrections Facility, a ground-breaking series of initiatives designed in partnership with Māori to reduce re-offending and improve outcomes for whānau.

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The Māori Pathways will be available to women at Christchurch Women’s Prison and those serving sentences and orders in the community, with priority for those who identify as Māori or have a connection though their children or whānau.

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Budget 2021 shows the Government’s commitment to tackling the long-term challenge of Māori reoffending while putting the focus on the wellbeing of whānau, with the launch of Wāhine Māori Pathways at Christchurch Women’s Prison, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis said today.

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In three years, we have safely reduced the prison population by 19 per cent. There are now 830 fewer Māori in prison. The Māori imprisonment rate, while still too high, has been decreasing, and Māori reconviction and reimprisonment rates are improving. Those are real results, but to continue making progress we need to keep doing things differently. We need to make real change. And it’s a real pleasure to be here today to share details of what that change looks like with Māori Pathways in Hawke’s Bay.

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The Government has today launched Māori Pathways at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison, a ground-breaking series of initiatives designed in partnership with Māori to reduce reoffending and improve outcomes for whānau.

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It’s a real privilege to be here this morning to officially launch the 2021 Corrections Inter-Site Whakataetae Kapa Haka Competition. To the wāhine, I’d like to start by thanking you for your performance this morning. I know the team here at Arohata came first in the Manukura Wāhine category in last year’s competition, and I can see there’s a lot of talent here at this site.

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For the first time, all 18 prisons in New Zealand will be invited to participate in an inter-prison kapa haka competition, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

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Excellent progress has been made at the new prison development at Waikeria, which will boost mental health services and improve rehabilitation opportunities for people in prison, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says.

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It’s a real pleasure to be here today to join with the community in acknowledging the ten-year anniversary of the Tai Aroha residential programme. Ten years is an important milestone worth celebrating. Over that time, I know this programme has also become an integral part of the Waikato Community.

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Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the ten-year anniversary of Tai Aroha is an important milestone worth celebrating. Tai Aroha is a 16-week residential violence-prevention programme with Waikato-Tainui kawa and mātauranga Māori built into the daily operations of the programme, for all residents and staff.

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The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says.

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