(covers information from several alternate timelines)
The New Zealand Penal Settlement was a Federation penal colony located on Earth in the New Zealand island group, east of the continent of Australia. Much like all rehabilitation colonies, this location was used to treat inmates and was a possible location for Maquis prisoners to be placed. The settlement was administered by Starfleet Rehab.
Tom Paris was sentenced to eighteen months in the New Zealand Settlement after he was convicted of treason. In 2371, he was granted early release and was assigned to the USS Voyager as an observer, by permission of Captain Kathryn Janeway. (VOY: "Caretaker", "Non Sequitur", "Relativity")
After Richard Bashir pleaded guilty to the illegal genetic engineering of his son Julian Bashir in 2373, he was sentenced to spend two years in a minimum security penal colony in New Zealand. (DS9: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume")
In an alternate timeline experienced by Kim in 2372, after getting into a fight with Quark, Paris' parole was revoked by Starfleet Command and he was sent back to this settlement. He completed his sentence, receiving parole on stardate 48702. (VOY: "Non Sequitur")
|Cities: Christchurch • Wellington|
|Regions: Mount Cook • New Zealand Penal Settlement|