Clark’s legacy one of drive and ambition

  • 19/10/2015
Claudia Pond Eyley (Paul Henry)
Claudia Pond Eyley (Paul Henry)

A new book aims to show the drive and ambition behind Helen Clark.

Claudia Pond Eyley, a documentary film maker, painter and print maker turned her skills to the written word for her latest project, a book called Helen Clark: Inside Stories.

Along with her co-writer Dan Salmon the pair interviewed Clark’s family, her husband Peter Davis, Labour MPs, political observers and a few opposition politicians.

“I was really interested in how a young woman had the potential to become one of the most powerful people in the world.”

The book aims to serve as a reminder of Clark’s ambition and her unending drive.

“She stays up late every night. The light would be burning at 1am every morning.”

Claudia says Clark regularly goes to the gym and climbs some of the highest peaks in the world.

“I think it’s a good Kiwi story.”