Mere Whaanga

Mere Whaanga is the author of "The Legend of the Seven Whales" and "Tangaroa's Gift," She is the recipient of the 2002 Te Waka Toi New Work Grant, 2001-2002 Ministry of Culture & Heritage Fellowship in Maori History, 1998 Choysa Bursary for Children's Writers, and 1991 Te Ha Award for Maori Writers.