This Friday: Kanohi ki te Kanohi with Ray Ahipene-Mercer

Wellington City Libraries is proud to present a very special event: our first Kanohi ki te Kanohi with environmental campaigner, politician and musician Ray Ahipene-Mercer.

Bookings essential.

Book your spot here

What? Kanohi ki te Kanohi with Ray Ahipene-Mercer

When? Friday, 6 August, 12:30-1pm

Where? He Matapihi Library on Molesworth Street

Photo of Ray Ahipene-Mercer
Image thanks to Upper Hutt City Library.

Ray Ahipene-Mercer is one of Aotearoa’s leading environmentalists, spearheading campaigns to clean up Wellington’s water as well as helping to establish the region’s first artificial nesting area for kororā little penguins.

He has been a Wellington City Councillor and was twice chair of the Wellington District Māori Council, submitting a claim to the Waitangi Tribunal addressing the pollution of traditional fishing grounds. (For more on Ray–including his celebrated music career–check out his bio.)

This Friday (6 August), between 12:30-1pm, you can talk to Ray as part of our first Kanohi ki te Kanohi at He Matapihi Library on Molesworth Street. Kanohi ki te Kanohi is a special series, with just five spots available at each event. Participants can listen to the speaker’s story and ask questions in a personal, smaller scale setting, in the spirit of movements such as the Human Library. Book your spot!