Paki Toia, the prisoner currently bringing a case against the Department of Corrections for breaches of the Bill of Rights, has Arthur Taylor, a fellow prisoner as his McKenzie friend. A McKenzie friend is someone who sits alongside the litigant and assists them in their case. They quietly give advice on any aspect of the case. [...]
Media Release 29 July 2013 The Howard League – Wellington Branch thanks Peter Williams QC and Heeni Phillips for attending the inquests into the deaths at Ngawha Prison of Eruera Murray and George Little. Peter was previously the President of the Auckland Branch of the Howard League. Although we no longer have [...]
Radio Live’s Duncan Garner visits Paremoremo Prison, Friday 25 October 2013. Listen here. http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Duncan-Garner-visits-Paremoremo-Prison-and-shares-his-thoughts/tabid/506/articleID/38587/Default.aspx
The Howard League works for open and rational debate on crime, punishment, rehabilitation and alternatives to prison in New Zealand.
If you need help, advice or information on crime and punishment issues in New Zealand, please drop us a line.
Our patron is Nigel Hampton QC.
The branch presidents are:
Canterbury – Paul O’Neil
Otago – Len Anderson
Wellington – Madeleine Rose
The Howard League meets monthly in each region. Members are welcome to attend any branch meeting. Please drop us a line for details.
The Howard League is proudly associated with Auckland’s Prison Reform Society chaired by Peter Williams QC