Former sports broadcaster Tony Veitch has made a brief appearance in Auckland District court.
Mr Veitch, 34, is facing charges of assaulting his former partner Kristin Dunne-Powell between 2003 and 2006.
He appeared tired and strained during the hearing and was remanded on bail until 20 October.
Mr Veitch's lawyer, Stuart Grieve, QC, told the court there was 800 pages of police material and 19 witnesses in the case.
Mr Grieve says some of the material appears to be inadmissable and contact details for witnesses have been obscured.