A man jailed for life for murdering Napier teenager Colleen Burrows in 1987 has been denied parole.
The Parole Board, after turning down the latest appeal, said Te Hei was being realistic about the time it would take to be fully rehabilitated.
He had told the board he no longer had dealings with the gang, although members of the board said he would face a difficult task proving that.
Te Hei had begun taking part in programmes to improve his literacy and had also enrolled in an intensive year-long anti-violence programme.
He is expected to appear before the board again next March.
source: newshub archive