Violent teenage girls in Hamilton are being tamed by a project run by Maori and the police.
Of 36 girls who have attended the Nga Tai Tamahine o Kirikiriroa course, only one has been back before the courts and the rest are attending school full-time.
The rangatahi, aged between 14 and 16, go on a weekend away, where they identify what triggers their anger - as well as going caving and rope climbing at an outdoor pursuits centre.
Constable Lexlei Taylor says the girls are also pampered - which improves their self-esteem.
She says the programme pays for them to have their hair done. She says a lot of them have never been to the hairdressers.
Constable Taylor says the teenagers are also taken shopping for an outfit, which they wear to a special celebratory dinner attended by their parents.
The Nga Tai Tamahine o Kirikiriroa course is run in partnership with the Taiohi Toa Trust.