A man convicted of beating his wife so severely that he perforated her eardrum and temporarily deafened her, has left New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand last week confirmed they were set to deport Jone Vuetaki, 26. A source has confirmed that the family violence offender has now returned to Fiji where he was born. In August Vuetaki was sentenced in the Timaru District Court to 130 hours of community work for a vicious assault on this then-wife in November last year. She was holding their baby daughter at the time of the attack. READ MORE: 'Joke' community work sentence for man who beat, deafened wife Deportation for man who deafened wife The meat worker denied the charge but was found guilty after a trial before Judge Joanna Maze. After he was sentenced Immigration New Zealand revealed that Vuetaki was here illegally and had been in the country unlawfully since March. "Vuetaki is liable for deportation, but INZ strongly encourages him to settle his affairs and make arrangements to leave the country as soon as possible by departing voluntarily."