Manawatu Prisoners Aid provides support to ex-offenders who need help with practical day-to-day issues. We can assist with setting up bank accounts, accessing WINZ benefits, health appointments, identifying employment and volunteer opportunities and support with day to day activities.

PARS can visit prisoners whilst in prison to support them with issues that they may be worried about.

Our volunteers provide social support to alleviate isolation and discrimination.

We also provide support to family/whanau to assist with prison visiting applications, information, and support with any concerns about someone in prison, locally or somewhere else in New Zealand. We can also send property (clothing, phone cards, etc) into prison on behalf of family members, and receive property sent out to family from prisoners. Our property runs are Monday and Thursday afternoons.

Important COVID19 Information
PARS services in all regions are still available during lockdown. We can be contacted by email, by texting our mobile number, or by phoning us on 0800 727 700