Andre William GODDARD 11/1/2022

Parole Hearing
Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Andre William GODDARD

Hearing: 11 January 2022
at Rolleston Prison via MS Teams

Members of the Board:

Ms A Markham – Panel Convenor
Major C Roberts
Ms T Sharkey

In Attendance: [withheld] - Case Manager


1. Andre William Goddard, 31, appeared for consideration of parole on a sentence of
six years for aggravated robbery (x2), aggravated burglary, theft (x 2) and breach of
conditions. The offending involved a series of armed robberies of dairies committed
together with co-offenders.
2. Mr Goddard has a five page criminal history, including a number of assaults and
non-compliance. He was born in Australia and has spent time in both countries, although
his mother, a Corrections officer, now lives in New Zealand. He was on a sentence of
intensive supervision for damaging his mother’s house when the index offending occurred.
He has a history of drug use.
3. Mr Goddard was last seen by the Board on 15 July 2021, where he had completed both
the MIRP and the DTP Programmes with good reports. It was proposed that he should
be transferred to Christchurch to assist with his reintegration and there was no release
address at that stage.
4. The Board also asked for a copy of his Australian conviction history to check his claims
that he did not offend when he was living there between 2011 and 2017. The Board also
requested a psychological risk assessment given he suffers from the consequences of a
head injury, which can make him quick to anger.
5. The update for today is generally a positive one. We have the psychological assessment,
dated 29 November. It assesses him as posing a moderate risk of violent re-offending.
He has a safety plan and shows good insight into the effects of his head injury. No further
treatment is recommended, although the writer suggests a whānau hui and refers to the
need for [withheld]. If Mr Goddard is not released, the writer recommends further
reintegration, including self-care and consideration of release to work.
6. There is a misconduct for fighting on 18 July, but since Mr Goddard’s transfer to
Christchurch he has maintained very good conduct. The Australian conviction history
confirms that with the exception of two very minor fine-only offences he was not in trouble
in that jurisdiction.
7. He has a [withheld] bed date available from 2 February for two weeks. He told us he has
reconnected with [withheld], who have been visiting him in prison. His family are very
supportive, but understandably want him to demonstrate a period of good behaviour
before he could live with them again.
8. A guided release application has been made. The panel does not sit until 26 January and
there would be a further delay before it is approved. A whānau hui has not taken place
9. We consider that a whānau hui involving [withheld], whānau and Probation is very
important in this instance, preferably to take place by way of a guided release.
10. Given the treatment Mr Goddard has completed and the positive reports from those
programmes, and given the supports he has available to him, we are satisfied that his risk
may be safely managed in the community. He will be released on parole on Tuesday
15 February 2022. He will be subject to the standard and special conditions until his
sentence expiry date. Between now and the release date we would like to see that
whānau hui/guided release take place.
11. The conditions including the electronic monitoring can be reviewed at a monitoring
hearing, which we have directed to take place in May. We see this as appropriate given
the length of time remaining on Mr Goddard’s sentence and also the fact he will be
transitioning from [withheld] accommodation around that time. It will provide him with an
additional incentive to maintain his positive path.
12. The special conditions are:
(1) To reside at [withheld] Accommodation Christchurch, [withheld], or any other
address approved in writing by a Probation Officer, and not move from that address
unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(2) To comply with any tenancy agreement or rules issued by the provider of your
approved accommodation.
(3) Upon release from prison, to travel directly to [withheld] Supported
Accommodation, Christchurch and await the arrival of a Probation Officer and a
representative from the monitoring company.
(4) To submit to electronic monitoring as directed by a Probation Officer and comply
with the requirements of partial residential restrictions. To remain at your approved
address between the hours of 9pm and 6am daily, unless you have the prior written
approval of a Probation Officer, or as permitted by section 33(4) of the Parole Act
(5) To submit to electronic monitoring as directed by a Probation Officer in order to
monitor your compliance with any conditions relating to your whereabouts.
(6) To comply with the requirements of electronic monitoring and provide unimpeded
access to your approved residence by a Probation Officer and/or representatives
of the monitoring company for the purpose of maintaining the electronic monitoring
equipment as directed by a Probation Officer.
(7) Not to possess, use, or consume alcohol, controlled drugs or psychoactive
substances except controlled drugs prescribed for you by a health professional.
(8) Not to communicate or associate with your co-offenders Shyanne Marie
Oliver-Baker and Cyenna Alliman Grace-Ngarrio directly or indirectly, unless you
have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(9) Not to enter Dunedin as defined by a Probation Officer in writing unless you have
the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(10) Not to have contact or otherwise associate, with any victim of your offending,
including previous offending, directly or indirectly, unless you have the prior written
approval of a Probation Officer.
(11) To comply with any direction made under section 29B(2)(b) of the Parole Act 2002
to attend a monitoring hearing at a time and place to be notified to you in May 2022.
(12) To attend an alcohol and drug assessment, and attend, participate in and complete
any treatment or counselling directed by a Probation Officer.
(13) To attend an assessment for a departmental programme/maintenance group, and
attend, participate in and adhere to the rules of the programme/maintenance group
as directed by a Probation Officer.
(14) To obtain the written approval of a Probation Officer before starting or changing
your position and/or place of employment (including voluntary and unpaid work).
To notify a Probation Officer if you leave your position of employment.
(15) To attend a reintegration meeting as directed by a Probation Officer.
“Please note: you may be required to undergo a drug or alcohol test and or submit to drug
or alcohol monitoring.”

Ms A Markham
Panel Convenor