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Vigil for Zena

Audio from the Vigil for Zena Campbell, held in Civic Square on 20 March 2018. Zena died on the 11 February 2018 in Wellington. A special thank you to Bella Simpson and the Campbell family for allowing us to record this event. Note: some wind noise and distortion happen at points in this recording.

Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester lit up the outside of the Michael Fowler Centre on the night of the vigil with blue, pink and white lights to commemorate Zena, writing on his Facebook page "We're standing side by side, shoulder to shoulder with the pride and trans community." The MFC was also lit up on the following night.

Subsequent to this vigil, a judge dismissed the murder charge against Zena's partner on the day the High Court trial was due to start (12 February 2019). A pathologist said the death was "likely due to methadone and alcohol toxicity, or neck compression or some combination of the two."

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  • 00:06 - Karakia, Kevin Haunui
  • 01:35 - Waiata, Tiwhanawhana
  • 05:17 - Bella Simpson
  • 06:08 - Momement of silence
  • 06:33 - Bella Simpson
  • 08:41 - Cr Brian Dawson
  • 10:55 - Cr Fleur Fitzsimons
  • 12:51 - MP Jan Logie
  • 16:10 - Chris Campbell, Zena's father
  • 17:16 - Unidentified speaker
  • 18:22 - Becks and Johnny [sp?]
  • 19:30 - Unidentified speaker
  • 20:05 - Kassie Hartendorp and co
  • 21:34 - Jem Traylen, waiata
  • 23:10 - Kevin Haunui
  • 25:00 - Waiata, Tiwhanawhana
Record date:20th March 2018
Location:Civic Square/Te Ngākau, Wellington
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