Improving Access to Criminal Justice in Taitokerau

On 16 July a hui took place at the Northland Regional Corrections facility (‘NRCF’) between iwi of Te Kahu o Taonui and the Department of Corrections (‘Corrections’) alongside partner agencies. At the invitation of Te Kahu o Taonui, rangatira from across the public service including the Secretary of Justice, Andrew Kibblewhite, Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, and the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development Debbie Power met. The Chief Judge of the District Court, Heemi Taumaunu and Principal Youth Court Judge, John Walker were also prominent participants. Stay tuned for our full Special Edition E-Pānui on this kaupapa.