It includes legends like Niuean hitman Laufoli and creative problem solver Mataginifale; historical figures like Sir Robert Rex (first Premier); and the life stories of contemporary achievers like Che Fu, Pero Cameron and Stephanie Tauevihi. Written by David Riley a teacher at Tangaroa College in Otara, South Auckland.
Illustrated by Munro Te Whata a Niue-Maori artist, photographs by Samoan photographer Evotia Tamua.
The book is published by Little Island Press and can be bought through Whitcoulls or at littleisland.co.nz.
For more info and to read sample chapters, check out David’s blog.