He was dux of Te Aute College in 1985.
- "Royal Commission on Broadcasting comes to Te Aute College." Tu Tangata 27 (Dec. 1985/Jan. 1986): 20-21.
- Perring writes an account of statements made by Lincoln A Gribble, Poia Rewi, Hakopa Tapiata, Karaka Tuhakaraina and Peter Perring, himself, to the Royal Commission on Broadcasting concerning the limited television viewing time devoted to a Māori audience.