Convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek has been refused early release from prison for the fourth time.
The Czech kick-boxer - also known as Jan Antolik - is four years into a six-year jail sentence for importing five kilograms of ecstasy into the country.
He jumped to headlines in 2018 when Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway backtracked on his controversial decision to grant him residency.
RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith was at Sroubek's parole hearing at Wiri prison.
She joins Lisa Owen with the details.