The man known as the 'Beast of Blenheim' has taken his fight against his strict parole conditions to court this morning.
Stewart Murray Wilson's case has been discussed briefly in the High Court in Christchurch.
His lawyer has until tomorrow to provide evidence for the submission against the location and conditions of his release.
Likewise, those representing the proposed location of Wanganui have to provide their case by tomorrow as well, with any defence due by the end of the week.
At this stage Mr Wilson will be released in nine days - that's before any available hearing date in Christchurch, so the case may be moved to Wellington in the hopes it'll be heard there early next week.
The Parole Board were considering two other locations for the release of Mr Wilson.
His lawyer Andrew McKenzie says his client doesn't want to be in Wanganui and there were other options.
"As I understand it, Corrections had three on their shortlist - Hawke's Bay, New Plymouth and Wanganui. They chose Wanganui, I know district council's challenged them as to how they got to that."
Mr McKenzie says he's not prepared to talk about where it is Wilson wants to be released to.