We are the Rock!

Author(s): David Riley

NZ Biography

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.


In We are the Rock! contemporary Niueans, historical and legendary figures tell their stories of focus, expression and achievement. They are Niuean Taoga (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.

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David Riley teaches at Tangaroa College in Otara South Auckland. He wrote this book to encourage his students to be proud of who they are - particularly young Pacific Island students - and to inspire them with stories they can relate to about sport, music, business, talent, luck and perseverance.


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

General Fields

  • : 9781877484216
  • : Little Island Press
  • : Little Island Press
  • : April 2012
  • : 220x240mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Riley
  • : Colour and black & white
  • : 99
  • : 305.8994840930922
  • : Munro Te Whata
  • : Paperback