The New Zealand government website provides COVID-19 information covering health, travel, education, business and community issues. Healthline can also be contacted on 0800 358 5453.

Update - 25 August 

The New Zealand Parole Board will continue to operate during the current COVID-19 restrictions.

Hearings will continue be held via audio visual link (AVL).

Registered victims in the greater Auckland area who are unable to travel to make an oral submission can arrange with the Board to connect via AVL from a local Community Corrections centre.

Written submissions can still be made in the normal way to the Board.

As prisons in the greater Auckland region are closed to visitors, counsel can arrange with Board administrators to connect to hearings via AVL using a compatible device.

Counsel in other parts of the country are expected to attend hearings on site as normal.

The Board will continue to monitor the situation and will make any updates as required.

For any enquiries please email