We are one team

The team is governed by the Board of the MRJT. The Manager manages the day to day work of the Trust. The Facilitators run the meetings between the victims and offenders.

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Manawatū Restorative Justice Trust is committed to providing effective and appropriate restorative justice services to our local community.

The Trust is committed to a restorative and balanced approach to crime and conflict that promotes justice and resolution for victims, reparation for the community, and accountability, personal development and re-integration of the offender into productive community life, with respectful treatment of all involved.

Our Board

Glen Caves


A retired pharmacist with a special interest in addiction and mental health, Glen is a Fellow of, and Past President of the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ. He has been a Rotarian for almost 50 years, and is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Milson and a Past District Governor for Rotary District 9940, which covers the bottom third of the North Island. A Justice of the Peace, Glen sees Restorative Justice as potentially transformational for our community.

Darlene Westrupp

Deputy Chair

Darlene is a retired accountant, and is also on the Boards of Abbyfield Palmerston North and International Inner Wheel. She is passionate about dispute resolution and harm acknowledgement as a means of preventing further offending.


Jean Corbin-Thomas

Kevin Frost

Paul Murray

Naomi Ogg

Naomi is the Manager of Te Roopu Whakaruruhau o Nga Wāhine Māori (Women’s Refuge) in the Manawatū,  and a passionate advocate for improving the health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori.  Naomi sees restorative practices as providing a safe way for those impacted by crime to participate, and reducing and preventing harmful action and behaviour.

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Bev Williams

Our Facilitators

Sue Allomes

Sherree Bainbridge

Anne Evans-Scott

Anne is based in the Horowhenua, and has worked as a Facilitator for MRJT for ten years. She is committed to restorative justice, believing it gives the victims of crime the opportunity for meaningful input into the court system. It also reduces the chances of the offender re-offending.

Esmae Goodwin

Esmae was introduced to the Manawatu Restorative Justice Trust in 2009, and trained as a Facilitator in 2010. Through the years, she has seen time and again how a restorative approach to justice can bring so much healing; not just for victims but also to those who have caused harm to others. It helps far more than the punitive system which many people find themselves caught up in.

Neil King

Neil has been involved with Restorative Justice in the Manawatu since 1997, when a group of interested peole met informally to discuss the concept. He believes our criminal justice system is based on guilt and punishment, whereas Restorative Justice focuses on understanding, hope, respect and resolution. It is a complement to the standard system, another way of dealing with crime when it is appropriate. Restorative Justice in NZ was a community initiative – it was not imposed on us by the government!

Sande Ramage

John Waldon

Audrey White

Our Office

Phil Peters


Phil spent much of his life working in secondary schools, both in New Zealand and in SE Asia. He  saw how much more effective restorative justice was in education than simply punishing a student who had broken a rule. By involving everyone affected by the act - teachers, parents and other students –  pupils came to understand  the effects of their actions and could be helped to repair the damage.

Liz Gibbs

Office Administrator


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