A violent offender, who is considered a high reoffending risk, has been freed from prison without residential restrictions.
Warren Te Hei has spent nearly 18 years in jail for attempted murder and aggravated robbery, but was detained longer under the Parole Act because of the risk he poses.
Te Hei is a former Mongrel Mob member, but earlier told the Parole Board he is now his own man and can cope with his whanau's gang connections.
The Board has granted him a supervised release one year before his sentence expires, to allow for continued monitoring by the Probation Service.
Te Hei is on an overnight curfew, but a full house arrest has not been imposed, as the Board says it would hinder his reintegration.
The Probation Service's general manager, Katrina Casey, told Checkpoint her officials are watching him closely.
"We will be working extremely closely with the offender. He's got very good family support around him. We're also working closely with the police and we've also got him some specific assistance."
Te Hei is subject to eight special parole conditions, which include forbidding contact with victims, alcohol and drugs.