He could run for National

If not as an MP, then certainly for the Board:

New Zealand rock musician Graham Brazier has been charged with assaulting his former partner.

Brazier is lead singer in the band Hello Sailor which first hit the charts in the 1970s.

They are about to launch one of their most high-profile tours in recent years, as support act for the re-formed Dragon, starting in Palmerston North next week.

Brazier has appeared in the Auckland District Court on two charges of assaulting a female.

Court documents show the alleged assaults on former partner Toni Aitcheson date back to 2009.

Brazier referred the Herald on Sunday to his lawyer, Sandy Anderson.

She said her client would “strenuously” defend the charges.

“He will totally and absolutely defend the allegations,” she said.

“It is a risk of his occupation. The allegations are extremely unfortunate.”

Brazier has pleaded not guilty and will reappear on November 23.

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