Anthony Robert MOORE 23/7/2020

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Anthony Robert MOORE

Hearing: 23 July 2020

at Christchurch Men’s Prison

via AVL to New Zealand Parole Board, Wellington

Members of the Board: Sir Ron Young – Chairperson, Mr A Hackney Ms F Pimm


  1. Mr Moore who is 51 years of age was sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment for unlawful possession of a firearm and attempting to pervert the course of justice.  He has a final release date of December 2021.  He is on low/medium security classification.
  2. Mr Moore was released from prison but recalled in February 2020.  He has five pages of previous convictions involving violence and dishonesty.
  3. When we saw him in April 2020 we recalled him to prison.  There were two allegations, one of [withheld], the other of drug use.  We set aside the [withheld] question.  We are now told that the charges he faced were dismissed.  As to the drug use issue, we were satisfied that Mr Moore had consumed both methamphetamine and cannabis.  It was found to be in his system on testing.  We rejected Mr Moore's explanation for the presence of methamphetamine being put into a cake that he had consumed.
  4. As to the current position, Mr Moore is a long term opioid user.  He is currently on the Methadone Programme.  We must now decide the best way forward for Mr Moore.
  5. We think the appropriate way forward is for us to obtain a drug and alcohol assessment so that we can identify what will be the best programme for him.  It is clear to us that having been released on parole he has used drugs and he has used drugs when he is already on the Methadone Programme.  This is obviously a matter of concern.
  6. We will see him again therefore by the end of October 2020 with the benefit of an ADAS report which will identify what his drug and alcohol risk is and what the appropriate programme is for him. In the meantime he is an undue risk.

Sir Ron Young