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Update - 8 December 2021

Advice to counsel

All New Zealand Parole Board hearings will continue to operate via MS Teams until with preparations underway for the Board to return to in-person hearings under the traffic light system in early 2022.

Counsel wishing to attend a hearing between now and February 2022 should contact Board administrators to confirm details.

For further guidance on vaccine and other requirements for in-person hearings being planned for next year please email

Advice to victims

Victims can meet with the New Zealand Parole Board under the traffic light system from February 2022, however they will need to be fully vaccinated and will be required to wear a mask at all times.  There may also be other requirements depending on the meeting venue.  Please be aware there may be instances when the Board is unable to meet a victim in person - if this does happen a meeting via Microsoft Teams of by phone can be arranged.

Board staff will be in touch to confirm meeting details in the usual manner.

For any enquiries please email