Waaka Vercoe was born at Whakatāne and rasied at Te Teko and he has had some short stories published in the past. All his stories are about Te Teko and the people who live and die there. He shares a lifetime love with and for his people (Ngāti Awa and Te Arawa) who belong to Te Temo, ‘not only because I am related to them all, but because they are so interesting and stimulating.’ Waaka is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and he and his wife Rosalind, whom he married in 1964 now live in Whakatāne.
- Huia Short Stories 6. Contemporary Māori Fiction. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia, 2005. 181.
- "Te Rae a Te Seven." Huia Short Stories 6. Contemporary Māori Fiction. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia, 2005. 173-176.
- Paki Paki Mai: A Collection of Short Stories Published to Honour Māori Language Week, July 2007: Appendix Containing the English Translations. Whakatane, N.Z.: Environment Bay of Plenty and Whakatane District Council, 2007.
- Ngā Kōrero a Ngā T˚puna ki Rangitaiki. Whakatane, N.Z.: Te Roopu Whakaemi Korero o Ngāti Awa, 2004.
- Text by Tamaoho Waaka Vercoe. Compiled and editaed by Hori McManus.