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Corrections recognizes recycling centre for offender rehab
By ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Published: 06/16/2017

McLaren Park and Henderson South Trust (MPHS) has been presented with a Community Work Partnership Award by the Department of Corrections.

The trust runs the Waitākere Community Recycling Centre and the award acknowledges a programme that has seen dozens of offenders carry out community work hours at the recycling centre.

Waitākere Community Recycling Centre project manager Green Jon says the relationship with Corrections has opened up the opportunity to work with people that have fallen out of society.

“It’s a chance to show them a better way through providing meaningful work. They are able to actively benefit the environment by diverting reusable material from landfill, and that has a positive impact on them,” he says.

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