Source: (2002) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. May/June. Issue 10. Downloaded 10 June 2004.The new Sentencing Act of 2002 has intensified interest in restorative justice as of late. With this, up to 400 meeting referrals have been made in major New Zealand cities and there is a growing demand for seminars. Conferences are helping victims and their offenders see each other from different perspectives. They are also beginning to explore what it means to restore justice to the victim on a deeper level.