Cam Slater

The pilgrimage begins



Dad and I flew from Dubai after spending a week with my brother and his family. It was good to see my niece again. The last time was 2013.

We flew up on an Emirates Boeing 777. Again we scored an upgrade. The flight was about four and half hours and was packed with Kiwis and Aussies. The first officer on the flight was an Aussie and I had a chat with him for an half an hour. He was jealous as all hell, his great father fought at Gallipoli and he wanted to go but missed out on the ballot.

We arrived in Istanbul, and the temperature drop from 30 plus degrees to just 11 degrees was a bit of a shock.    Read more »

A reader emails Jim Hubbard


Jim Hubbard penned a disgusting cartoon about me and my travels to Gallipoli to honour my great-grandfather Harry Crozier.

A reader was incensed and emailed him.    Read more »

Oh what the hell have I done to myself this time…

Only a few hours to go… squeaky bum time…

Thank you all for your support.  I hope you’ll enjoy the fight, and let’s hope we all enjoy the result as well!

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“For six minutes we’re going to beat the crap out of each other” – Cam Slater

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Watch the SLOGGER whack the BLOGGER, live on SKY ARENA tomorrow

With the TAB running at about $1.06 to $8.00, nobody is expecting me to lay a glove on Jesse.  Even the promoters appear to discount the possibility.  I’d like to think they are the latest in a long line of people that continue to underestimate me.   Let’s see.



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Before and after

How petty can you be?   TVNZ tweeted this with the old photo


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Ok I’ve done the hard yards, now it is up to you guys


I’ve kept my training a bit of a secret…but here is where I have got to.

I’ve lost 17 kilos, and am the fittest I have ever been.

There are now two days to go before fight day…and I’m as ready as I can ever be.

I’ve done the hard work…and to see the difference like that is incredible.

Those are the same trousers I wore to Israel last year…Now I can step into them, shoes and other clothes on.  Read more »

The Huddle at 1740


I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with Barry Soper.

Our topics will be:

  • There’s been more fallout from the St Bede’s parents thumbing their nose at the punishment given by their school to the oiks who jumped on the luggage carousel at Auckland airport. There have been feeble attempts by the parents to try and mitigate the damage they’ve done by saying that the boys weren’t really at fault….their mates egged them on. They appear to be quite thick this bunch – you wonder where all their money has come from because they feel like families who don’t appear to be  able to tie their own shoelaces!
  • And of course we have the Northland by election to keep us entertained as well.
  • Then we’ve had the Cotton On case which is more confusing than anything as I’m not sure what the staff are being asked to do by the company. It’s also only a negotiation at their distribution centre not ALL their retail staff so there’s a bit of misinformation going around on that one. We’re hoping to get Michael Woodhouse on to discuss the law with us and what can and can’t be done under the rules.


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Guest Post – KidsCan takes a targeted approach


The team at KidsCan is very pleased to be the charity of choice for the Super 8 Boxing event on the 28th of March. We have been following Cameron’s progress with interest and we are impressed with his commitment to training and to supporting KidsCan.

There has been a lot of talk in recent days about the issue of hardship and in particular food related hardship with the recent feed the kid’s bill being voted down in Parliament. I thought it was timely to talk about the work of KidsCan and the approach we take in assisting children.

KidsCan has been working in this space for ten years supported by businesses, trusts, individuals and the Ministry of Social Development. This collaborative approach is in our view the most sustainable way of meeting the needs of the children we are supporting. This is a whole of New Zealand issue that everyone needs to play a part in addressing. What ever side of the fence you sit on, I think we can all agree that ‘education equals opportunity’ and this is THE sole reason KidsCan was founded. Simply put, and without apportioning any blame, children struggle to learn if they are cold, hungry and sick.

The approach we advocate is a targeted, no blame one that ensures the most vulnerable children in the 448 schools we support benefit from our food, clothing and health programmes. A lot of people think that this approach can create stigma for children who are less fortunate than others. I have not seen or heard any examples of this in the ten years we have been operating and I think this is an adult’s perception of how we think a child might feel. Ourprogrammes are delivered with love and in a way that best fits the culture of each school. Feedback and letters from hundreds of teachers show that the kids we support feel valued and that their community cares about them enough to make sure they have the basics most of us take for granted.   Read more »

The Huddle at 1740


I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with the lovely leftie Josie Pagani who will present the right of the left viewpoint in between taking hurried breaths.

Our topics will be:

  • Netflix won’t charge GST for it’s service to New Zealanders, upsetting local player Lightbox (Spark) who are crying foul about uneven playing fields
  • Winston’s “truth optional” health centre drama where the story keeps changing as he discovers his story needs amending
  • Sikhs are going to the Human Rights Commission to demand their knives are to be allowed at the Cricket World Cup

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