16 Nov 2020

Te Pae Oranga celebrates alternative justice success

From Checkpoint, 5:52 pm on 16 November 2020

Iwi justice panels in Wellington are crediting strong relationships with police and support services for the region's success.

Te Pae Oranga is an alternative justice pathway for low-level offenders which aims to stop people going to court.

The latest figures from police show an 92 percent success rate for Māori in the Wellington region - compared to a little more than 50 percent nationally.

Reporter Meriana Johnsen went along to Te Pae Oranga in Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt, to see why this panel stands out above the rest.