Te Atahaia Tungane “is married with two sons, three daughters, four grandsons and four granddaughters. Her work has been varied, from seasonal work such as shearing and fruit picking, to factory work, the hotel industry, dairy farming, foundry work, managing a Māori Affairs Trade Trainees Hostel and many other jobs. Her hobbies include crosswords, jigsaws, surfcasting, whitebaiting, and ‘popping in and out of the lives of [her] mokopuna.’ She has had a desire to write for many years but this is her first published piece of writing.”
- Huia Short Stories 1995. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia, 1995. 136.
- "A Different Togetherness." Huia Short Stories 1995. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia, 1995. 37-43.
- The travel log of a mother writing to her whanau while on the her "first real holiday" with her husband in forty years. This story was a finalist in the Huia Publishers’ Māori Writers short story competitions of 1995.