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Community invited to opening of Cottrell memorial

Thu 6 Dec 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Phillip Cottrell Members of Wellington’s LGBT community are being invited to the opening of a memorial space, on the one year anniversary of Phillip Cottrell’s death next week. Two men are currently on trial for the murder of the Radio New Zealand journalist, who was assaulted near the Wellington Central Baptist church on Boulcott St on December 10 last year. He died in hospital the next day. Cottrell was a member of Wellington’s LGBT community who helped start the “Queers Gone Kiwi” group. Wellington Central Baptist church and Cottrell’s family have joined to establish a memorial bench and garden area outside the Boulcott St parking building. “It will be an inviting place for people to sit and reflect and will also brighten up the street,” Cottrell’s sister Sue Hollows and Andrew Bollen from the church say. “We’d love for Phillips LGBT family and friends join Phillip’s family, Boulcott St residents , churches, workers and others affected by his death in celebrating Phillip’s life through an unveiling ceremony will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th December 2012.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 6th December 2012 - 9:36am

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