Source: (2003) Te Ara Whakatika: newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. March/April 2003. #15. Downloaded 11 December 2003.Not long before the publication of this article, more than one hundred people attended a National Restorative Justice Conference in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. This article reports briefly on the conference. The conference was organized by Hawkes Bay Restorative Justice Te Puna Wai Ora Incorporated. Workshops covered organizational structure and financing of community-based initiatives, national standards and values, facilitator practice issues and training, spirituality and restorative justice, and restorative justice and the Maori. Participants included community-based restorative justice providers, members of Parliament, judges, and government department representatives.