21 Dec 2011

Man accused of journalist's death reappears in court

3:20 pm on 21 December 2011

The older of the two men accused of murdering a Radio New Zealand journalist has been remanded in custody until next year.

Phillip Cottrell, 43, died after being assaulted on a Wellington street on 10 December.

One of the defendants, Nicho Waipuka, 19, appeared in Wellington District Court on Wednesday and was remanded in custody.

His next appearance is for a bail application hearing on 13 January.

The other accused, aged 17, will appear again in court on Thursday. He has name suppression.