19 May 2021

Central North Island inmates growing native trees inside Tongariro Prison

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 19 May 2021

A group of inmates at a Central North Island prison have become eco-warriors.

Paihere, as they're known inside Tongariro Prison, are growing tens of thousands of native trees in an on-site nursery.

Thousands are then sold for planting each year as part of a project run together by The Department of Corrections, Ngāti Rongomai and conservation group Project Tongariro.

RNZ's Katie Doyle went behind the wire.