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Corrections officers graduate from training

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections officers graduate from training

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections officers graduate from training Corrections Minister Louise Upston has congratulated 53 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors on their graduation from training. “I thank these men and women for stepping up to this very challenging job. We need dedicated and committed people to […]

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Government invests in women in primary sector

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Government invests in women in primary sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government invests in women in primary sector A project aimed at growing the capability of women in the primary sector has been granted close to $300,000 in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston says. The Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) […]

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Funding round for forest planting opens

Published By   /  March 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Funding round for forest planting opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding round for forest planting opens Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston has announced the opening today of the Afforestation Grant Scheme 2017 funding round. “The goal of the Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) is to increase the planting of new forests and the rate of […]

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Corrections staff recognised for Pacific service

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections staff recognised for Pacific service

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections staff recognised for Pacific service Corrections Minister Louise Upston today acknowledged eight Corrections staff who have helped with and developed corrections services in the Pacific. Service pins were presented to the eight staff in a ceremony at Parliament to mark their work in Vanuatu […]

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Offenders helped into stable employment

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Offenders helped into stable employment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Offenders helped into stable employment Corrections’ new recruitment service is finding early success, with 140 offenders placed in permanent employment in just three months. “Stable employment is a major factor to helping offenders lead better, crime-free lives. It is good for the offenders, their families […]

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Corrections Inspectorate to be strengthened

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, feature, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Corrections Inspectorate to be strengthened

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections Inspectorate to be strengthened The Corrections Inspectorate is to be strengthened with a package of measures designed to increase transparency and provide assurance on the running of our prisons, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. “The Corrections Inspectorate is a critical part of the oversight […]

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New Corrections officers graduate

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Corrections officers graduate

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Corrections officers graduate Corrections Minister Louise Upston has congratulated 65 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors who graduated from their 12-week training course today. “I thank these men and women for choosing a career with Corrections and joining our efforts to protect public […]

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Hamilton Community Corrections site opens

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hamilton Community Corrections site opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hamilton Community Corrections site opens Corrections Minister Louise Upston has officially opened a new Hamilton Community Corrections site that is safer for staff and will help better with the rehabilitation of offenders. The Hamilton site is the second centre to be completed this year, as […]

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Lessons for Corrections in prisoner care

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Lessons for Corrections in prisoner care

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Lessons for Corrections in prisoner care Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the release of the Chief Ombudsman’s report into Corrections’ care and management of prisoners at risk of self-harm. “I have been briefed by the Corrections chief executive on the report into the use […]

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$30m erosion control programme widened

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on $30m erosion control programme widened

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $30m erosion control programme widened Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has announced changes to Gisborne region’s Erosion Control Funding Programme to allow a wider range of measures to manage erosion in the region.  The changes will support Te Huarahi Hei Whai Oranga – […]

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Plan to boost Gisborne’s regional development launched

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Plan to boost Gisborne’s regional development launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Plan to boost Gisborne’s regional development launched Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston and other Ministers are in Gisborne today for the release of the Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan, highlighting the Government’s support for the region. The plan has been […]

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Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened

Published By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened Corrections Minister Louise Upston today opened a new residential facility at Christchurch Men’s Prison that will accommodate high-risk sexual or violent offenders subject to Public Protection Orders. “The Matawhāiti Residence is designed to balance public safety with the appropriate […]

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Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Corrections, Courts, Justice, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package The justice sector will receive an extra $115 million over four years to support the rollout of more police on the beat. Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Louise Upston say the additional […]

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Rotorua projects to help kokako

Published By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Louise Upston, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Rotorua projects to help kokako

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Rotorua projects to help kokako Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston say projects to help kokako in Bay of Plenty have been given more than $125,000 from the DOC Community Fund. “Rotoehu Forest is home to 150 North Island kōkako […]

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Minister welcomes new Corrections officers

Published By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes new Corrections officers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes new Corrections officers Corrections Minister Louise Upston today welcomed 113 new Corrections Officer graduates to the team. “It is fantastic to see such a large group graduating and joining our efforts to keep our communities safe and reduce reoffending,” Ms Upston says. The […]

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Prisoners refurbish 50 Red Zone homes

Published By   /  January 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Prisoners refurbish 50 Red Zone homes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Prisoners refurbish 50 Red Zone homes A Christchurch family in need will have a new home and prisoners from Rolleston Prison have gained life-changing skills, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. The Minister visited the Rolleston Prison construction yard today where she saw the 50th house […]

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More than 1.8 million hours in community work

Published By   /  January 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on More than 1.8 million hours in community work

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More than 1.8 million hours in community work Offenders across New Zealand completed more than 1.8 million hours of community work last year, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. A community work sentence requires offenders to complete a set number of hours of unpaid work which […]

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Decisions made on North Canterbury place names

Published By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Land Information, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Decisions made on North Canterbury place names

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Decisions made on North Canterbury place names Louise Upston | Land Information Three place names in North Canterbury containing the word ‘nigger’ will be changed to reflect the offence caused by that word, Land Information Minister Louise Upston says. Nigger Stream, near Arthur’s Pass, will […]

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First Future Director selected for the State sector

Published By   /  December 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on First Future Director selected for the State sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: First Future Director selected for the State sector The Minister for Women Louise Upston has today welcomed the selection of the first Future Directors participant since the expansion to the state sector. Ruth Smithers will join the WorkSafe New Zealand board early in the New […]

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Ensuring quality investments for New Zealand

Published By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Land Information, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Ensuring quality investments for New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ensuring quality investments for New Zealand The Minister for Land Information Louise Upston says advisors to overseas investors are helping to make sure New Zealand attracts and secures quality investments. “During the last two weeks I have enjoyed hosting a series of overseas investment workshops […]

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