Tributes to Ben Schrader

Many PHANZA members are grieving the loss of founding member Ben Schrader, who died at home surrounded by his family on 19 April 2024. Ben was farewelled with much love and gratitude at a service held at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on Wellington’s waterfront the following week. A tribute to Ben will be included in the forthcoming issue of Phanzine. In the meantime, we share these tributes from the community of Naenae, Hutt councillor Andy Mitchell, and PHANZA member Michael Kelly (with the assistance of Lis Cowey, Kay Schrader, Malcolm McKinnon and Felicity Wong). 

Dr Ben Schrader, Naenae News, May 2024

In Memory of A True Champion for Naenae, Hutt News, 16 May 2024

Death of Wellington historian and advocate Ben Schrader, Wellington Scoop, 26 April 2024