5 Oct 2018

Waikeria workers' camp slammed as 'prison to build a prison'

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 5 October 2018

A workers' camp for some of the 1000-odd staff who will build the new Waikeria Prison has been labelled "a prison to build a prison". Otorohanga Community Board yesterday approved in principle an Australian construction company's plan to build the camp on the outskirts of the King Country town. If it gets the final go-ahead, hundreds of workers will be living in the construction village. Matthew Theunissen reports.