Waikeria Prison could be in for an upgrade

The Government will soon announce whether they will invest one billion dollars to extend the premises at Waikeria Prison in south Waikato. 

The new extension is set to accommodate 3000 inmates.

However, despite Minister of Corrections, Kelvin Davis saying in past months that he doesn't want to build more prisons, but instead wants to reduce the number of Māori inmates, Cabinet seems to behave returned to discussing the issue.