Kōrero: King Country places

Waikeria Prison

Waikeria Prison

Waikeria Prison is on the northern border of the King Country in the midst of dairy farms. The prison itself has been a working farm since it was opened in 1912. Waikeria became a borstal (youth reformatory) in 1961 and a youth facility between 1981 (when borstals were abolished) and 1985. Since then it has been a men’s prison. Security classifications range from minimum to high security.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Adrian Malloch

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Ōtorohanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34649/waikeria-prison (accessed 22 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015