Carmen Hetaraka

Carmen Hetaraka (Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) has worked for 30 years in developing programmes in the social and criminal justice sectors, including as the cultural advisor for Raukura Hauhura o Tainui, co-facilitator of the Tikanga Māori programme at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility and the Auckland South Corrections Facility. He is the former manager of the Community Action Youth Alcohol and Drugs (CAYD) programme in Whangārei and helped set up the Community Action Project of Whangaruru (CAPOW).

Jun 6, 2019

The time to decide on prisoner voting rights is now

Last month the Waitangi Tribunal heard submissions on the current prisoner voting ban – something New Zealand's Supreme Court has found to be in breach of human rights.

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