We Are The Rock!

Paperback: $28.00
ISBN-13: 9781877484216
Published: May 2012

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106 pages | 16 color illustrations, 21 b&w photographs
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  • About the Book
  • In We are the Rock! contemporary Niueans, historical and legendary figures tell their stories of focus, expression and achievement. They are Niuean tāoga (treasure) and include:

    * Dr Vili Nosa – the first Niuean awarded a Phd
    * Tutina Pasene – business woman and fashion designer
    * Sully Paea – youth worker
    * Pero Cameron – basketballer
    * John Pule – artist and writer
    * Frank Bunce – All Black
    * Stephanie Tauevihi – actress and singer
    * Che Fu – rapper/ singer
    * Fao and Huanaki – discoverers of Niue
    * Leveimatagi and Leveifualolo – legendary explorers

    “is a beautiful little thing” says Pacific Island Correspondent Michael Field.

  • About the Author(s)
    • David Riley, Author

      David Riley is Head of Performing Arts and the Specialist Classroom Teacher at Tangaroa College in Otara South Auckland. He wrote this book to encourage his students - particularly young Pacific Island students - to read and to inspire them with stories they can relate to about sport, music, business, talent, luck and perseverance.

      Niuean-Māori illustrator Munro Te Whata and Auckland-based Samoan photographer Evotia Tamua bring the stories alive.

    • Munro Te Whata, Illustrator

      Munro Te Whata (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou) is a dynamic young animator, artist and writer who has illustrated several books. He lives in Auckland.
    • Evotia Tamua, Photographer