Munro Te Whata

Munro Te Whata. The triple threat. Animator/Illustrator/Writer. He has a diploma in Animation and a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Creative writing. He has over ten years experience in these professions and when he's not working he's drawing, writing, and drawing some more.

He is Maori and his iwi are Nga Puhi, Ngati Porou. He is also Niuean from the village Tuapa.

You can follow Munro at his blog


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 Tāoga (treasure) and include: