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Gate to Plate pop-up builds on success of another sell-out event

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Gate to Plate pop-up builds on success of another sell-out event

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Gate to Plate pop-up builds on success of another sell-out event Rimutaka Prison’s Gate to Plate event has been a tremendous success with more than 240 people visiting the prison for dinner, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. “In its fifth year, the event has been […]

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Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning Eleven million hours of rehabilitation, education, employment and constructive activities have been completed by prisoners in the last financial year, as part of the Working Prisons initiative, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. Working Prisons involve […]

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New Corrections officers graduate today

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Corrections officers graduate today

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Corrections officers graduate today Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed 45 new Corrections officers to the front line. The latest cohort, which graduated at a ceremony in Wellington today, includes officers from the United Kingdom, Samoa, South Africa and India. They come from a […]

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Prisoners cooking up a storm for diners

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Prisoners cooking up a storm for diners

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Prisoners cooking up a storm for diners Prisoners taking part in this year’s Visa Wellington on a Plate are learning skills that will help them make positive changes in their lives, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. It’s the fifth time Rimutaka Prison has taken part […]

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Hundreds of offenders benefit from Employer Partnership Initiatives

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of offenders benefit from Employer Partnership Initiatives

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hundreds of offenders benefit from Employer Partnership Initiatives Corrections Minister Louise Upston is impressed at the results being achieved by the Department’s Employer Partnerships initiatives and is looking forward to them continuing to make a positive difference to people’s lives. “Finding steady employment for offenders […]

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Launch of Alcohol Interlock Pilot second phase

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Launch of Alcohol Interlock Pilot second phase

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Launch of Alcohol Interlock Pilot second phase This week the second phase of the alcohol interlock pilot is being launched nationally, including active involvement with the offenders’ probation officers, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. $694,000 has been secured from the Justice Sector Fund for phase […]

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Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed more than 45 new frontline corrections officers to the team. The latest cohort graduating at a ceremony in Wellington today includes officers from Samoa, South Africa, the Philippines, India, the […]

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Bolstering lifelong pathways for Northland youth

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Education, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Bolstering lifelong pathways for Northland youth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bolstering lifelong pathways for Northland youth Minister Louise Upston will today host her second cross-sector employment breakfast in Northland in as many weeks, as the Government seeks to strengthen the links between educators and employers, and to match up relevant training opportunities for young people […]

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Corrections and Horticulture NZ to build on relationship

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections and Horticulture NZ to build on relationship

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections and Horticulture NZ to build on relationship Corrections Minister Louise Upston says an initiative between Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand is proving beneficial to the department’s goal of turning offenders’ lives around. Following the successful first year of a pilot programme in Hawke’s Bay […]

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Corrections officers to carry pepper spray

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections officers to carry pepper spray

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections officers to carry pepper spray Frontline Corrections officers will soon be able to carry pepper spray on their bodies to increase staff and prisoner safety, says Minister of Corrections Louise Upston. The Corrections Amendment Regulations 2017, which come into effect next month, allow trained […]

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Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers Corrections Minister Louise Upston is thanking the more than 2000 volunteers who give their time to help prisoners and offenders turn their lives around. Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, when the work of more than one million […]

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Corrections seeks jobs for offenders

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections seeks jobs for offenders

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections seeks jobs for offenders Businesses from around the lower North Island will be urged to consider offenders as employees at a breakfast function hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department next week. The event on Tuesday is part of a series […]

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Release of Ombudsman’s Inspection Reports

By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Department of Corrections, New Zealand Government, Press Release, Prisons  /  Comments Off on Release of Ombudsman’s Inspection Reports

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Department of Corrections Headline: Release of Ombudsman’s Inspection Reports To be attributed to Chief Custodial Officer Neil Beales: The United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture establishes an international inspection system for places of detention. The Ombudsman has responsibility under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA) for […]

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$81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation Budget 2017 invests $81.8 million of new operating funding over four years to help manage offenders serving sentences in the community and to improve prisoner rehabilitation, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. $51.6 million in funding will enable Community […]

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New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use New laws will allow Police and Corrections to better ensure offenders in the community or defendants on bail are adhering to conditions not to consume alcohol or drugs, say Police Minister Paula Bennett and Corrections Minister Louise […]

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Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs Corrections Minister Louise Upston will tomorrow host the second in a series of employer breakfasts in Canterbury to outline how they can help change the lives of offenders, their families and their communities. Ms Upston and Corrections will […]

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Role of Corrections nurses recognised

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Role of Corrections nurses recognised

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Role of Corrections nurses recognised Corrections Minister Louise Upston today acknowledged the nearly 250 nurses, team leaders and health centre managers who deliver primary health services to prisoners behind the wire every day. Each year International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May – the […]

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New Corrections officers welcomed

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Corrections officers welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Corrections officers welcomed Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed 40 new Corrections officers who have completed training. The recruits graduated at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday and will now return to prison sites across the country. “As a Corrections officer or offender employment instructor, […]

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Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Secure Online Learning now at all prisons Corrections has completed a programme to equip all its prisons with secure computer suites that allow prisoners access to online learning tools, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. “With new Secure Online Learning (SOL) suites being opened at Mt […]

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Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Green Party, honour the treaty, Justice & Democracy, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections A month ago, the Corrections Minister said without equivocation, to no less than the Kingiitanga, that “Reducing reoffending by Māori offenders is a high priority for Corrections.” A nice line, sure, but an empty one, totally divorced from reality, if […]

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