Rewa Norris was born in Auckland and attended Tahuna School, Richmond Park Primary School, Melville Intermediate School, Melville High School and Waikato Technical Institute. During the 1980s, Rewa did part-time study at Selwyn College in Auckland and had periods of study at Auckland Technical Institute. She also has completed papers at Waikato University. Rewa has been writing poetry, short stories, and research projects for many years and has had numerous works published. She is currently doing research on whanau hokopapa/whakapapa researching Moriori agenda and intends to publish a poetry selection. She writes under the name Rewa J. R. H. Norris.
- Interview and correspondence with Rewa Norris 21 Oct. 1992, 28 Jan. 1995, 29 Mar., 12 June and 3 July 2007.
- "Indigenous Women." Youth Power Magazine 10 (1989): 1+.
- Interview during the first International Indigenous Women’s Conference in Adelaide.
- "Aroha." Pioneer Magazine. N.D.: N. pag.
- "The Rose." Pioneer Magazine. N.D.: N. pag.
- "Memorium." Women’s Health Centre, Auckland. No details.
- For Canada Campus women murders.
- "Youthline." Access Course Arawhata Magazine 5 (1987): 4.
- "The Sea." Access Course Arawhata Magazine 5 (1987): 7.
- "Marama." Womanscript Magazine 1991. No further details.
- "OO" Womanscript 2.1 Autumn/Winter (1991): 19.
- An assertion of female identity, of embracing aroha and surmounting and overcoming exploitation. The title is a double female symbol.
- "Whale Astern." Womanscript 2.1 Autumn/Winter (1991): 24.
- The speaker tells of her affinity with whales and her pain at their slaughter.
- "North Beach." Rising Sun Newsletter of Rawhiti Arts Council Spring 1991: 3.
- "Me Babe!" Wrapper Ed. Michael O’Leary. Dunedin, N.Z.: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 1992. 59.
- Norris writes of this poem: "Feeing somewhat incognito while waiting for Limousine Bus to pick me up and watching a bird hop by deciding to do a little comparison."
- "Regent Hotel." Wrapper Ed. Michael O’Leary. Dunedin, N.Z.: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 1992. 59-60.
- A reflection on the seemingly foreign and artificial world of the Regent Hotel.
- "Tapu." Wrapper Ed. Michael O’Leary. Dunedin, N.Z.: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 1992. 60-61.
- This poem describes the all-pervasive and encompassing nature of tapu. Norris writes that this poem "was influenced greatly by Moriori ancestry returning to Rekohu Homeland."
- "Mooncall." Rev. of Marewa Glover’s book in Lesbians in Print 23 (June 1991): 17.