The armed gunman sent to prison for the home invasion of an Auckland businessman at the centre of a new book has been refused parole after refusing to take part in a rehabilitation programme designed for high-risk violent offenders.

Ned Paraha faces another year inside before being released at the end of his full sentence of five years and 10 months for an armed assault at the Auckland home of Matt Blomfield.

Blomfield was the central figure in a book called Whale Oil which was published last week.

The book charts his seven-year fight following a string of articles on

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