Rimutaka Prison is in Upper Hutt, north of Wellington. It is one of New Zealand's largest prisons, and opened the country's first container-cell unit in 2010.
Phone: (04) 529 0800
Postal address:Private Bag 47901
Upper Hutt 5143
Physical address:Freyberg Rd extension
Upper Hutt 5018
Prisoner capacity: 1078
Security classification: Minimum to high security male prisoners
Staff numbers: 570
Year established: 1967 (originally called Wi Tako)
|Carpentry Training Workshop||16|
The workshop based Carpentry training programmes provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects of introductory carpentry and construction to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to enter the construction industry. The main course project is the construction of a partial or complete house.
The workshop based Painting training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects needed to enter the Painting industry. Prisoners undertake commercial painting projects in order to demonstrate their skills.
The workshop based Automotive training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects needed to enter the employment in garages and the automotive industry. Prisoners work with project vehicles to demonstrate their skills.
The Engineering Training workshop provides an intensive introductory course in Mechanical Engineering trades to prepare learners for employment in engineering both in the real world or in
|Brick and Block Laying Training|
The workshop based Brick and Block laying training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects needed to enter employment in brick and block laying,
|Kitchen||41||Kitchen prisoners are employed under supervision of Offender Employment Instructors to provide the prison population with three nutritional meals a day from a national menu. Prisoners also learn additional skills within the commercial catering environment and meal distribution. All areas of prison catering operate under an approved food safety programme. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Cookery Level 2 and 3.|
|32||Corrections staff college provides accommodation, restaurant and conference facilities to support Corrections training new front line staff. Prisoners supporting the operation of the College undertake a range of hospitality operations including, cleaning and caretaking, kitchen and catering, accommodation hospitality. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Hospitality Level 2 (and above).|
|10||Asset Maintenance work parties clean, maintain, and paint Corrections buildings and facilities. Prisoners wash down, prepare, and paint corrections buildings exterior and interior including working at heights. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Painting Level 3, transitioning to the National Certificate in Painting and Decorating Level 4 in June 2014.|
|18||Grounds Maintenance work parties maintain and beautify Corrections land assets through cleaning, mowing, trimming, planting and maintaining gardens. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 (and above).|
|34||The Distribution Centre is a warehouse and distribution operation providing prisoners with a range of approved items for prisoner purchase. The Distribution centre operates like a commercial activity and provides prisoners with experience in a range of retail, warehousing, and distribution roles including|
operating commercial systems and forklifts. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Distribution Level 2 and 3.
|Print Shop||40||The Corrections Print Shop at Rimutaka prison provides a range of commercial printing services under contract to external client operations and to support Corrections activities including printing information brochures, training and assessment materials, and other materials for corrections staff and prisoners.|
Prisoners employed in this activity perform a range of commercial printing roles from design, printing using various techniques, binding, and distribution of printed materials. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Printing Level 2.
|25||The commercial nursery operation provides plants, flowers, and seedling to external clients under contract. Prisoners employed in this activity undertake a range of production horticulture roles from preparing and planting, understanding and caring for plants, to potting and transporting seedlings. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 and Level 3.|
|Contract Work Parties||18||Contract work Parties provide a range of services to local government, councils, charities, and iwi to support community engagement projects through providing skilled and unskilled labour to construction, planting, cleaning, and other projects. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job health and safety.|