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Friends and family fight for Tipene Halford’s release following his rejailing over minor parole violation [Video]

When Tipene Halford was released from jail for murder in 2013 he did everything in his power to turn his life around.

He got a student loan, put himself through film school and became a camera operator.

But in 2016 he was recalled to prison for breaching his parole as a result of a serious charge for which he was later acquitted.

Five-and-a-half years later, he remains inside while his friend and family fight for his release.

Tipene Halford grew up in Auckland and is the eldest of five adopted children. His father Stephen Halford says he was a happy kid but as a teenager ended up hanging out in Queen Street in amusement arcades. Then when he was 19, Tipene and three others were found guilty of murdering Nicolas Clarkson at a cash machine in a robbery gone wrong. A key witness was given immunity from prosecution for their …

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