The Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group – Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – is visiting towns and cities across New Zealand to hear what people want from their criminal justice system.

They will hold a series of meetings from mid-October 2018, including public drop-in sessions.

South Auckland is the first location they’re visiting, with three public drop-in sessions on 15-16 October. Details for the drop-in sessions in other regions will be available shortly.

Chair of te Uepū, Hon Chester Borrows said he is looking forward to hearing from people whose lives and work are affected by the criminal justice system, and canvassing ideas on how it can be improved.

Te Uepū would like to hear from as many people as possible, and there are several different options. People can:

Te Uepū will be in each region on the following dates: 

  • Auckland: 15-16 October and TBC December
  • Canterbury: 29-30 October
  • Northland: 5-6 November
  • Bay of Plenty: 5-6 November
  • Waikato: 13-14 November
  • Taranaki: 15 November
  • Whanganui/Manawatū/Horowhenua: 16-17 November
  • Otago/Southland: 19-21 November
  • Wellington: TBC
  • West Coast: 27-28 November
  • Hawke’s Bay/Wairarapa: 28-29 November
  • East Coast: 3-4 December
  • Tasman/Marlborough: 10-11 December

They plan to carry out further public engagement in 2019. 

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