Horohoro, New Zealand

Horohoro is a farming district 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-west of Rotorua, New Zealand. It was one of the first areas in Āpirana Ngata’s 1929 land development scheme, which established farms on Māori land.[1] Horohoro’s full name is Te horohoroinga o-ngā-ringaringa-a-Kahumatamomoe, named after an incident where the explorer Kahumatamomoe was cleansed by a priest after he touched the dead body of an important chief.[2]


  1. Malcolm McKinnon (March 2009). "Volcanic Plateau places - Rotorua to Taupō". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand,.
  2. Martin Wikaira (March 2009). "Ngāti Tūwharetoa - The journeys of Ngātoroirangi and Tia". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
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