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Report on an announced follow up inspection of Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa – Māngere Refugee Resettlement Centre

Peter Boshier
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On 27 July 2022, a team of two Inspectors made an announced one-day follow up inspection [1] of Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa – Māngere Refugee Resettlement Centre (Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa or the Facility). [2] The follow up inspection was undertaken when all of New Zealand was at the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light) orange setting. [3]

The follow up inspection focussed on progress in implementing the recommendations I made as a result of my inspection in 2020, and whether I consider these recommendations to have been achieved or not. To ensure an evidence-based approach, my Inspectors gathered and assessed a range of information including:

  • information and documents from Immigration New Zealand and Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa, including policies, procedures, and performance reports;
  • one-to-one interviews with staff and other relevant stakeholders;
  • observations within Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa.

Immigration New Zealand received a copy of my provisional report and were invited to comment. They responded and I have considered their feedback when preparing this final report.


[1] The inspection is referred to as a ‘follow up inspection’ as its purpose was to follow up on recommendations made from my previous inspection in 2020. Return to text

My first full inspection of the Centre took place in June 2020. My final report on this inspection was published in May 2021: Report on an unannounced inspection of Māngere Refugee Resettlement Centre under the Crimes of Torture Act 1989, (2021) Wellington.

[2] Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa and ‘the Facility’ are used interchangeably throughout this report. Return to text

[3] See for more information about the New Zealand’s COVID-19 Protection Framework. Return to text

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