Mere Clarke (Ngāti Porou) is a resource teacher of Māori and a mother of 13. She lives in Gisborne, where she is further developing her writing.
Her book, Whirikoki and his Seal is currently out of print. It is a beautiful book that brings to life the East Coast legend that explains the Gisborne place-name Puna Hinu.
- http://www.huia.co.nz/huia-bookshop/authors/author/19 25 October 2016
- Whirikoki and his seal. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia Publishers, 1997.
- Illustrations by Manu Smith.