10 Sep 2023

Regional Wrap: Rotorua with Mercia Dawn-Yates

From Culture 101, 1:25 pm on 10 September 2023
Mercia-Dawn Yates

Mercia-Dawn Yates Photo: Supplied

Each week Culture 101 shines the spotlight on a different region. This week we’re in Rotorua with Mercia Dawn-Yates. Mercia wears many hats: she’s Chair of Aronui festival, Deputy Chair of the Civic Arts Trust for Rotorua and Chair of the Rotorua Girls High School Board.

With the Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival kicking off 11 -24 September, the Maori Writers Festival one week after and the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre restored and thriving, Rotorua continues to be a vibrant hub for arts and culture.