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Navigating through the first year and beyond

We have reached yet another milestone for the Navigate Initiative (NI) - our one year anniversary!

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Tyler's* story

“The first thing I did after being released was video chat with my son. He’s the reason I’ve changed. He’s the reason I left the gang behind.”

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Deakon's* story

“Honestly, when I first heard about the Navigate Initiative I thought it’d be crap. I’ve been in prison for so many years, you could classify me as a bit of...

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Tuned in: Christchurch Symphony Orchestra shares music skills with Tu Ora

Music filled the halls at Christchurch Men’s Prison when four members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) passed on their music skills to our Tu Ora, culminating in a publicly...

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A Community Skills Bank member's perspective: Mark's story

“With respect to work, my main objective is to have balance between the tasks I have to do to pay the bills, the work I’m passionate about, and the things...

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He Kete Oranga o te Mana Wahine Facility officially opens its doors

Marked at an official ceremony, the South Island’s only residential drug and alcohol centre for women, He Kete Oranga o te Mana Wahine ‘a women’s basket of wellness’, was officially...

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He Kete Oranga O Te Mana Wahine - A Woman's Journey of Recovery

A fresh start for women at Pathway Retreat. Pathway is pleased to report that government funding has been secured for the first year of the pilot project He Kete Oranga...

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Update on the Navigate Initiative

Since opening up the Navigate Initiative (NI) unit on the 8th October 2018, there have been 24 men enter the unit, five men have been released into the community, and...

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An employer's perspective: Rob's story

“My father used to work in a bank back in the day, but when they asked him to move to Australia, he resigned.

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Sam's* story

“I was one of the first Tu Ora to enter the Navigate Initiative in October 2018, and the first one to leave prison in January 2019.

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