Kino Hoki MATETE 14/4/2021

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Kino Hoki MATETE

Hearing: 14 April 2021

at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility via AVL from NZPB Office, Wellington

Members of the Board: Sir Ron Young – Chairperson

Assoc. Prof. P Brinded

Mr A Spierling

Ms M Dodd


  1. Ms Matete, who is 40 years of age, was sentenced to preventive detention in 2006 for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and assault with intent.  She has a long history of violent offending which contributed to her preventive detention sentence.
  2. We last saw her in May 2020.  At that stage, she completed the Kowhiri Programme.  Some progress had been made with her behaviour.  Corrections considered the appropriate way forward for her was to do the Kimihia Programme.  She would need a period, they thought, of one-on-one counselling to prepare her for the Kimihia Programme and then she could move to reintegration.
  3. Progress has not been quick for Ms Matete.  However, she has now completed the one-on-one work with the psychologist, and they are satisfied that she is ready to undertake the Kimihia Programme.  She has been waitlisted and it seems probable that programme will now start in July.
  4. After discussing the programme with Ms Matete, who was initially somewhat sceptical about its value, we hope that we have convinced her it will be of real value for her to do it and important to her progress.
  5. So, the first stage of work to be done by Ms Matete is to complete the Kimihia Programme.  That should be completed by the end of the year.
  6. The next stage towards a release on parole is to undertake the reintegration.  That will involve her getting into self-care, more responsible positions of work within the prison and then ultimately, we hope, Release to Work.
  7. We hope therefore, by the end of July 2022, that all of that will have been completed and Ms Matete has developed a solid release plan.
  8. In the meantime, she remains an undue risk.  We will see her again by the end of July 2022.
  9. Ms Matete has indicated that she wishes to be known by her middle name and not her first name.  Ms Matete made a decision many years in the past to take on her first name.  She has now made a positive decision.  We consider, to discard that name and we commend her decision for doing so.  It reflects well on her.

Sir Ron Young