A former National Party MP has appeared in court charged with breaching a suppression order and is yet to enter a plea.
The former politician appeared in an Auckland court this morning and is yet to enter a plea.
Radio New Zealand has chosen not to name him because doing so could identify the suppression breach.
The former MP told Radio New Zealand that he used a social networking website to name a man in a high-profile case.
He said he was not leading a crusade against name suppression but he believed the rights of the victim had been ignored and he hoped another politician would take up the fight. He is due back in court in a fortnight.