Redemption Hill

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Redemption Hill
Created by Glenn Sims
Starring Steve Boxer (warden)
Country of origin New Zealand
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Glenn Sims, Ross Jennings, Matt Young
Running time 60 min
Original network TVNZ
Original release 2006

Redemption Hill was a New Zealand reality series that followed 10 teenagers identified as being likely to enter a life of crime. The teenagers were selected from a call for participants throughout New Zealand, many nominated by their parents [1]

Redemption Hill involved a course of discipline and adventure activities, as organised by a "warden" (Steve Boxer). It also involved time behind bars in Napier prison, which was decommissioned in 1993 and subsequently turned into a tourist attraction.

The show was filmed on location at Napier Prison, New Zealand's oldest prison.

Season one[edit]

The Teens[edit]

  • Aaron
  • Brigitte
  • Ebonee
  • Jesse
  • Jessica
  • Jeremy
  • Jonathon
  • Khelsie
  • Luke
  • Samantha


A year after the show was first broadcast, just before midnight on 20 April 2007, teen participant Aaron Mark Lambert was killed in a high-speed crash in his home town of Hamilton.[2]

On the 28 July 2009, another show participant Jesse Young died following an accident where he was hit by a motor vehicle.[3]


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