Posts Tagged ‘rehabilitation’

Dearth of Māori rehab programmes in prisons questioned

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Less than a third of the country’s prisons provide intensive Māori-focused rehabilitation. That’s despite Māori making up more than half of the country’s prison population. Former prisoners were calling for more Māori content across the board in prison. Only five out of the country’s 18 prisons offer Te Tirohanga, a rehabilitation course tailored for Māori Read more

Sydney archbishop back home after paralysis

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has returned to his residence following months in hospitals because he had been stricken with a rare syndrome. Just before Christmas, Archbishop Fisher was diagnosed with Guillan- Barré Syndrome which affects the immune system, resulting in paralysis. From intensive care at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, he went to Mt Read more

Ex-prisoner thanks Destiny for rehabilitation

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Clinton Hinga has spent more than a decade behind bars. The 30-year-old was released from prison more than a year ago. He says he’s been on the straight and narrow since and credits that to Destiny Church’s Man Up programme. “I was on a cycle of drugs, gang life, street life, jail life, thug life Read more

Sydney archbishop struck down with debilitating syndrome

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney is undergoing rehabilitation after being hospitalised with an immune-system related syndrome. Shortly before Christmas, Archbishop Fisher contracted a gastrointestinal infection which was complicated by the syndrome. This was later diagnosed as Guillain-Barre syndrome. This is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Read more

Pope washes feet of four women and eight men on Holy Thursday

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

During a Holy Thursday Mass at a rehabilitation centre, Pope Francis washed the feet of four women and eight men with disabilities. Ranging from 16 to 86 years of age, nine of the patients were Italian, one was a Muslim from Libya, one was a woman from Ethiopia and one young man was from Cape Read more

Grieving family hopes for murderer’s rehabilitation

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The daughter of murdered Wellington man Donald Stewart hopes his teenage killer will be rehabilitated in prison. Connor Rewha Te Wara, 15, pleaded guilty to murdering Mr Stewart, 74, on June 27 last year. Te Wara was just 14-year-old when he and his associates – Ben Purua, then 15, and William Frederick Izett, then 17, Read more