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New Zealand Penal Settlement

The shores of New Zealand near the Federation Penal Settlement in 2371

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.

Tom Paris served eighteen months in the New Zealand Settlement until he was granted release and 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")



Background informationEdit

This Federation colony was originally (as revealed in the first draft script of VOY: "Caretaker") to have been located on Kairus Three.

The reference in DS9: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" is probably to the same facility as is established in several episodes of Star Trek: Voyager.


According to Jeri Taylor's novel Pathways, the settlement was in Auckland.

The DS9 novel Hollow Men has Admiral Leyton serving time in the colony for his attempted coup d'etat against the Federation President.

Michael Jan Friedman's novel Death in Winter lists Carter Greyhorse, the former chief medical officer of the USS Stargazer, as an inmate.

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