Story: Ngā māngai – Māori representation

Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer

Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer

Wellington city councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer is shown here with friends at his home in Wellington's Breaker Bay. Ahipene-Mercer was first elected to Wellington City Council in a by-election in 2000. He has also worked as a musician and luthier (stringed-instrument maker).

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā māngai – Māori representation - Local body representation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by Rawiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016