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Tūhoe and horses

20 February 2014

Hoiho (Horses) Europeans introduced horses to New Zealand from the early 19th century. Māori immediately saw the advantages but at first horses were uncommon and expensive, so only chiefs owned them. Government officials often gifted horses to chiefs as a sign of goodwill. From the 1840s, some tribes had significant numbers of horses and...

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Nō ngā hapu o Ngāti Koura, Ngai Te Riu, Ngāti Muriwai, me Ngāti Hinekura. He rangatira. I whānau mai a Tamarau i te tau 1835 ki Hauraki, ā, ko Paenoa rāua ko Hera ōna mātua. Kia whā ōna tau kātahi ia ka hoki ki Ruatāhuna noho ai, ki te taha o tana matua kēkē a Te Ahoaho. Na Te Ahoaho ā ia i tuku ki te kura Mihingare, ki te akoako...

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