Checking in…

Kia ora e te whānau, We wanted to check in and say we have been working throughout lockdown on our storytelling project, writing and planning our mahi moving forward. We have already had so many inspiring stories of self defined success from our whānau, all of whom have lived experience with the justice system, as … Continue reading Checking in…

Lessons from Scotland: Set lived experience centre, not on the margins

In this blog, we hear from Dave Burnside, Jeremy Tumoana and Katey Thom following their travels to Edinburgh, Scotland to hear from people around the world about their approaches to 'Law Enforcement and Public Health'. This was the fifth time the conference has brought people together who are attempting to bring a public health approach … Continue reading Lessons from Scotland: Set lived experience centre, not on the margins

Rangahau rōpū: Meet Rob Tua

Nō Ngāpuhi tōku papaKō Karangahape te whareKō Te Touwai te awaKō Ohautieke te maungaKō Kaitangata, Ngāti Kawau, whānau pani, ngā hapu Nō Te Atiawa toku whaeaKō Te ika roa a Māui te whareKō Waitara te awa Kō Taranaki te maungaKō Manukorihi te hapuHaving come from a background of incarceration and state ward care, over time … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Rob Tua

Rangahau rōpū: Meet Martin, supporting pathways to wellness

Martin was born in Tāmaki Makaurau and grew up on Onetangi Beach on Waiheke Island. He grew into adulthood under the watchful eyes of Parahaki (the maunga he identifies with) and Hātea (the awa he identifies with) in Whangarei. Mania has also had extremely significant influences for him. He has recently found in tikanga a … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Martin, supporting pathways to wellness

Rangahau rōpū. Meet the AUT Law team on the project

Today we share stories from our rōpū members from AUT Law and share our passions for re-envisaging the criminal justice system. Katey Thom Katey (Ngāti Pākehā) grew up in the Ōtautahi beach town of Matuku Takotako (Sumner) and now lives with her partner Ryan and their two tamariki in rural Raglan's coastal area of Ruapuke, … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū. Meet the AUT Law team on the project

Kōrero pono: A must see exhibition

Today we draw your attention to an exhibition currently running in Auckland created by JustSpeak which gives voice to those with lived experience of the justice system. JustSpeak describes how the "exhibition features the intimate stories of sixteen Kiwis who have been affected by incarceration. The stories run alongside portraits by a number of Kiwi … Continue reading Kōrero pono: A must see exhibition