A knockout blow for Mike Tyson - the former boxer's second visa application has been declined.
Australia has given permission for the convicted rapist to enter that country, but New Zealand won't be following suit.
Associate Immigration Minister Kate Wilkinson says the original decision to allow him in was finely balanced and based on a letter of support from a board member of the Life Education Trust.
The visa was withdrawn when the Trust announced it wasn't backing Tyson.
Ms Wilkinson says the new application from the Manukau Urban Maori Authority was not enough to get over the line, and therefore she's declined it.
She says she has nothing further to add - so as far as the Government's concerned, that's a knock out.
Tyson's promoters are surprised a second visa application for New Zealand has been declined.
Markson Sparks CEO Max Markson says he's surprised and sad to hear the news.
"We'll just focus on doing the tour here in Australia and I'm sure if New Zealanders want to come and see Mike Tyson, his fans will get on a plane and it'll be great for Australian tourism."
Mr Markson says they have no further plans to make another visa application.
The Manukau Urban Maori Authority is disappointed Mike Tyson won't be coming to this country.
Spokesman Willie Jackson told Radio Rhema that in view of the people this country does let in, this is a disappointment.
"We'll let in Australia's most notorious criminals, and we'll let in the different guys on drug charges who come across...
"So very disappointing."
Willie Jackson believes, whatever the merits of the application, politics would have made sure it was turned down.
One of the groups against Mike Tyson's visit to New Zealand is commending Kate Wilkinson for declining the former boxer's visa.
Stop Demand Founder, Denise Ritchie, says it's great New Zealand is standing up against sexual violence against women.
"It's been a fascinating ride over this last week, but we've been able to bring in a lot of support and a lot of people have stepped up to the plate and spoken out, so it's a wonderful collective effort by many voices."
Denise Ritchie says it's an excellent outcome.
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