Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Parole Board.
The Board’s role in the Criminal Justice System is to reduce the risk to the community from the eventual release of offenders serving over two years, by working with them to reduce the likelihood they will re-offend.
The possibility of early release on Parole aims to focus offenders on rehabilitation and better behaviour. Release on Parole, with monitoring backed by recall to prison if they don't meet their conditions, provides a tangible incentive to not re-offend. The Board meets with offenders from their Parole eligibility date and assesses the risk they might pose to the safety of the community, if they are deemed not to create undue risk they have to be released. The Board also sets conditions of release for offenders so their reintegration back in to the community can be effectively managed.
Once conditions are set they are managed by the Community Corrections; Probation and Psychological Service.
Decisions requested by media are now usually placed on this site, you can view them under the decisions tab.
To find out any information about the Board, or communicate with the administrators, please contact:
PO Box 939
Tel: 0800 727 653
For offenders, supporters, victims, researchers or other interested people requesting information firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Zealand Parole Board is committed to providing media with information on its policies and operations in a timely and transparent manner.
Media wanting information or a decision outcome can contact:
Or Tel: 021 714209
Non media should contact Tel: 0800 727 653 or email@example.com.
For media requesting a decision on a particular offender, complete the Request for New Zealand Parole Board Decision form [pdf v5.1;270kb], which may be emailed or posted to firstname.lastname@example.org.