Story: Hōiho – horses and iwi

Horse riders in Te Urewera

Tūhoe hunters ride their horses through what was then Te Urewera National Park, in this extract from a 1980s television documentary. Horses helped bring local communities together, and in many rural areas were the backbone of transportation, even into the 21st century.

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Basil Keane, 'Hōiho – horses and iwi - Introduction of horses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

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