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Alexander Ustinov is 2.02 metres tall, weighs in at 137 kilograms and would stare down anyone in the boxing ring.

But it seems he would run a mile rather than fight a politician half his size.

Ustinov, 36, who will fight David Tua in Hamilton at the end of the month, had a guided tour of Parliament today, hosted by NZ First leader Winston Peters – a man used to the rough and tumble of politics, if not a few low blows.

Peters (fighting weight 80kg “when I am fit”) posed beside the Russian giant on front-bench seats in Parliament, joking that “we have a succession plan”.


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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