Makeover for old state homes

Sep 16, 2015 | News

Around 85 North Island state houses have been sent to Spring Hill since the programme started in 2008, and the idea has also been replicated at Rolleston Prison south-west of Christchurch to help with housing in the Canterbury region.

Trained tradesmen oversee the prisoners who work on the old houses, carrying out tasks such as building, plastering, painting and roofing. Read more here.

Recent articles