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

Rangahau rōpū: Meet Thomas, a passionate supporter to peers

Thomas White is 44 years old of Samoan/English descent. He grew up in West Auckland and is the oldest of three brothers. His childhood took place in a very controlled environment where he was training to be a professional footballer everyday from the age of 9 years old. He represented New Zealand at age group … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Thomas, a passionate supporter to peers

Rangahau rōpū: A story of a Westie clinician

Brian McKenna Brian was born and raised in West Auckland. He classes himself as a true Westie, with New Lynn being the centre of the universe (although he lived in Piha for 14 years!). His ancestors are from Ireland, England, Wales (via Tasmania) and Israel (via Eastern Europe). Although Brian's ancestry belongs in those various places, … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: A story of a Westie clinician

Rangahau rōpū: Meet Debra, experience-based expertise trailblazer

Debra has made a substantial contribution to the evolution of consumer advisory services, helping to shape it into the independent, professional and robust structure that it is today. She has transferred her 30 years of lived experience of recovery, voice hearing and the shared experiences of the consumers she has worked with, into a wealth … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Debra, experience-based expertise trailblazer

Rangahau rōpū: In his own words, by Jeremy

Kia ora koutouKo Horouta te WakaKo Maungahaumi te MaungaKo Mangatu te MaraeKo Ngaariki Kaiputahi te IwiKo Peneha rāua ko Brown ngā ingoa whānau nō Te Tairāwhiti, nō reira,He uri ahau nō Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tūhoe hoki.Mauri ora!!Kia ora, my name is Jeremy Tumoana. I am 48 years old this year and am very grateful for … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: In his own words, by Jeremy

Rangahau rōpū: Yet another superstar, meet Dave

Dave Burnside was born in Pukekohe to English and Scottish parents. He grew up on the North Shore in Auckland. He has a lived experience of mental distress, addiction and incarceration, spending 37 years in the chaos of addiction and offending. Today Dave is a proud father, with a passion for art, music and the … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Yet another superstar, meet Dave

Rangahau rōpū: Meet Jess, our star researcher

Jess was born in Wellington and is of Polish and English descent. She has her own experience of both incarceration and addiction. After leaving prison at the age of 29 years, Jess embarked on studying a degree in Criminology at the University of Auckland. Today Jess celebrates 9.5 years clean and graduated with her degree … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Jess, our star researcher

Mahi tahi. What collaborating with us would look like for whānau?

We are keen to collaborate with whānau to create stories about journeys towards whānau ora (wellness and connectedness) and ceasing offending. In this post, we explore what participation in the project would look like. He kohikohinga pūrākau whānau (whānau stories) If you are over 18 years old and have previously experienced incarceration, mental distress and/or … Continue reading Mahi tahi. What collaborating with us would look like for whānau?

Kaiwhakanikoniko. A profile of graphic artist RQ who contributes photos for our mahi

Many of the photos we use on this website are supplied by graphic artist and electronic music producer RQ, AKA Ryan Quinlivan (Ngāti pākehā). Here we share a short story about his art, music and experiences of enhancing his well-being. For over 20 years, Ryan has been observing the landscapes of Aotearoa and capturing their … Continue reading Kaiwhakanikoniko. A profile of graphic artist RQ who contributes photos for our mahi

Rangahau rōpū. Stories about ourselves, beginning with Shane

As a research group we are committed to whanaungatanga, the building and maintenance of connections with whānau and communities. Over the next few weeks we will post stories about ourselves, how we each connect with the project and share our passions for re-envisaging the criminal justice system. Meet Shane White We are starting these stories … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū. Stories about ourselves, beginning with Shane