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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.