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Wiri prison to have $1.2b spinoff

Wiri prison to have $1.2b spinoff
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - A proposed $298 million public-private partnership prison in South Auckland will have a $1.2 billion economic spinoff, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says.

Business welcomes prison PPPs, wants more projects

by Pam Graham of NZPA Wellington, April 14 NZPA - The Government's move to build and operate a new prison at Wiri under a public-private partnership (PPP) is seen as bold, but the business community would like to see a pipeline of projects for hospitals, schools and housing.

Department of Corrections signs new lease

Department of Corrections signs new lease
Wellington, April 12 NZPA - AMP NZ Office Trust said the Department of Corrections, an existing tenant, has signed a new six-year lease for about 11,500 sq m.

NZ Human Rights Record Under Scrutiny At UN

NZ Human Rights Record Under Scrutiny At UN
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 17 NZPA - New Zealand's record on human rights and challenges it faced were highlighted today as Justice Minister Simon Power spoke at the United Nations.

Labour Questions Minister's Commitment To Bill

Labour Questions Minister's Commitment To Bill
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - The Labour Party questioned Justice Minister Simon Power in Parliament today over why the controversial three strikes sentencing policy had been handed over to Police Minister Judith Collins.

Labour Questions Minister's Commitment To Bill

Labour Questions Minister's Commitment To Bill
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - The Labour Party is questioning Justice Minister Simon Power's commitment to the controversial three strikes sentencing policy, after finding out the legislation has been handed over to Police Minister Judith Collins.

More Than 10,000 Prisoners By 2017, Forecast Shows

More Than 10,000 Prisoners By 2017, Forecast Shows
Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - The number of prisoners is forecast to increase over the next eight years but more slowly than previously, Justice Minister Simon Power says.

Prison Operators Need Experience, Local Knowledge

By Pam Graham of NZPA

Government Working On Public Prisons Handover

Government Working On Public Prisons Handover
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - The Corrections Department is working on plans to hand over two publicly run prisons to the private sector.

Government Working On Public Prisons Handover

The new law on privately run prisons ensures public accountability, says Corrections Minister Judith Collins, but opponents disagree, as Paloma Migone reports for NZPA.

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