Minister Offers Condolences on Death of Journalist

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is shocked by the sudden death of Radio New Zealand journalist Phillip Cottrell over the weekend.

Dr Coleman today offered his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr Cottrell, who died yesterday in Wellington.

‘’Phillip was clearly a well liked person held in high professional regard,’’ says Dr Coleman.

‘’This is devastating news for Phillip’s family, friends and colleagues at Radio New Zealand and my thoughts are with those close to him.’’