For the first time in our history, Minister of Corrections visits PARS

Posted Wed 16 September 2015

For the first time in PARS’ history, a standing Minister of Corrections visited the PARS offices this September and met with the team.

Yahoo! News: Helping young people realise their potential during Youth Week

Posted Fri 22 May 2015

The formative years are difficult for all New Zealanders, balancing social life, family and study, while navigating an unstable job market and other societal expectations.

North Shore Times: Prison Transportation Keeps Families Together

Posted Wed 18 February 2015

An article from the North Shore Times about PARS volunteers who contribute their time and vehicles to help families visit loved ones in prison.

Pasifika Mentoring Programme's first graduation

Posted Fri 23 January 2015

In December 2014, our first group of clients in our Pasifika Mentoring Programme graduated, a fantastic achievement for both the released prisoners involved, and for PARS itself.

Auckland City Harbour News: Community Matters Most

Posted Fri 09 January 2015

Our very own Tui G featured in the Auckland City Harbour News recently, sharing her thoughts on her neighbourhood, and why community is so important.

Manukau Courier: Groups join to help former prisoners

Posted Fri 09 January 2015

PARS has recently partnered with Turuki Healthcare Trust to offer improved health services to those in need, and Manukau Courier featured a fantastic piece about the partnership.

Ex-prisoners make the most of mentoring to make the most of life

Posted Wed 17 September 2014

It’s not every day that an organisation triples a programme in size, but PARS Inc (formerly known as the Prisoners’ Aid and Rehabilitation Society of the Auckland District Inc) has managed to do just that with their Community Mentoring Scheme, and are now able to help even more Central Auckland residents.

Notice of AGM

Posted Thu 04 September 2014

PARS will be celebrating the year that has been and the year to come at our AGM - and we invite you to join us!

Western Leader: Helping ex-prisoners find their feet

Posted Wed 26 March 2014

Murray, one of our incredible PARS mentors, recently featured in the Western Leader. Check out the article about what he does and why he does it below.

Newstalk ZB: Retirees called to help ex-prisoners

Posted Wed 26 March 2014

PARS recently featured on Newstalk ZB, with one of our mentors, Murray, calling out for other retirees to help out ex-prisoners