Children's Books

Summit of the Gods

Summit of the Gods is a created Māori legend about how Pukeatua came to be. Mount Pukeatua is between Wellington and Wainuiomata in New Zealand.

This book is in both English and Māori. The beautiful illustrations were done by Iraia Wereta, who was 13 at the time. The Māori translation was done by Te Hamua Nikora.

Bottom image (27 November 2017): Illustrator Iraia Wereta – a year 9 student from Mana College – met Mayor Mike Tana and showed him an advance copy of his bilingual children's book "Summit of the Gods | Te Puke o Ngā Atua", written by Niky Clegg. Teacher and mentor Dianne Khan, who introduced Iraia to Niky, was on hand too.

You can purchase a picture book or kindle copy of Summit of the Gods from Amazon - LINK.