Story: Hōiho – horses and iwi

Native nāti T-shirt

Native nāti T-shirt

This ‘native nati’ logo appears on a T-shirt worn by Ngāti Porou members of a touch-rugby team. The Nāti horse is a horse from the East Coast, associated with Ngāti Porou – whose members are also nicknamed ‘Nāti’.

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Te Taurahere o Ngāti Porou ki Tāmaki
Photograph by James Ehau

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Hōiho – horses and iwi - Horses in Māori culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 October 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015