12 Sep 2009

Mauri stone to be buried on site of new youth justice facility

10:09 am on 12 September 2009

The landlords of a new youth justice residential facility near Rotorua on Saturday will bury a mauri stone on the site.

Parekaarangi Trust chair James Warbrick says the foundations for the 30-bed unit have been laid.

He says the ceremony, conducted by Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao elders, shows respect for the land and the significance of its new purpose.

Waatea News reports the Parekaarangi Trust will assist in vocational and rehabilitation programmes when the unit is completed in October next year.