Ray Ahipene-Mercer is a musician, luthier, conservationist and former Wellington City Councillor. He talked to Simon Sweetman about music, politics, his recent appointment as chair of Orchestra Wellington, and living in Breaker Bay, for Episode 127 of the Sweetman Podcast.
As well as maintaining a long-running blog and writing the book On Song, Wellington writer and broadcaster Simon Sweetman has published over 125 podcasts, many with notable Wellingtonians.
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Ray Ahipene-Mercer, 2016. Photo by Caren Wilton, Upper Hutt City Library