Kia ora, hi there!

Having trouble finding interesting reading material for the young people in your life, especially boys? Look no further!

As an English and Drama teacher I’ve worked with young people for 15 years and I know what they want to read about. Take a look around my site. I’m sure you’ll find something your young people will enjoy, including . . .

Free Reading Resources for Teachers

Do the young people you work with like rugby or rugby league? Teach them how to read with these ready to use activities based on the All Blacks and Warriors which you can download and use for free. Your boys will beg you for more! Teachers all over New Zealand and Australia are currently using these resources.

Download Reading with the ABs or Read 2 Succeed with the Warriors today! See what reading experts and teachers think here: Feedback for Reading with the All Blacks .

We Are the Rock

A collection of profiles of achievers who have Niuean ancestry. It includes legends, historical figures and and the life stories of contemporary achievers like Che Fu, Pero Cameron and Stephanie Tauevihi. Click  on the picture to find out more.


Steppin’ with Benji Marshall

Coming soon. The story of a young Kiwi boy from a small town who throughout his life has stepped through adversity and has become one of the best rugby league players in the world! Click on the book cover for more info.


Back to School with Sonny Bill Williams

Coming soon. A biography of Sonny Bill’s life and career, written especially for “reluctant” readers! Click on the picture of SBW for more info.

Rock Bottom

A play for teenagers and Drama/English teachers. Set in South Auckland, it tells the struggles of a family growing up with a solo Dad, three teenagers and a drug addicted cousin. Rock Bottom was shortlisted in Playmarket’s Plays for the Young Competition in 2011. Click here for more info: Rock Bottom

7 Responses

  1. Deborah Riley
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    Hi Tavita
    I think you have created such an awesome website luv. Anyone that uses or reads your resources will be inspired and find them fun,cool and motivating for teaching especially the students, they won’t believe they are learning the NZ curriculum.May all your hard work and resources be used for God’s purposes.Alofa tele Deb

  2. Ane
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    Hi David, you are the first pin I ever created for my board NIUE and the PACIFIC on Pintrest. I guess Im also asking for your permission – feel free to view it. Ta much Ane

    • David Riley
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      Hi Ane
      Sure, that’s all good! How do I view?

  3. AngelaS
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    I would like to know the reading age level for Steppin’ please.

    • David Riley
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      Hi Angela, the reading level is upper primary to junior secondary, it depends on how good the student is at reading. It will work well with Senior high school students who aren’t strong readers.

  4. Shoshana
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    your writing. I am confident, you have a huge readers’ base already!

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