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Hororata is located in New Zealand

Hororata is a small settlement at the northwestern edge of the Canterbury Plains in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located 15 kilometres southwest of Darfield, five kilometres south of Glentunnel, and 50 kilometres west of Christchurch, on the banks of the Hororata River.

Hororata sustained some damage in the 2010 Canterbury earthquake of 4 September 2010. The settlement's most prominent building, the Anglican church of St. John, was badly affected; part of its tower collapsed onto the church's roof.[1]

Early European New Zealand pioneer John Studholme and his wife lived here before selling the run to John Hall.

New Zealand 19th century Premier John Hall and his eldest brother George Williamson Hall are buried in the St. John cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ Van Beynen, Martin (5 September 2010). "Quake devastates Christchurch heritage". The Press. Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Obituary". The Star (5501). 28 February 1896. p. 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012.

External links

  • Photo album showing earthquake damage in Hororata

Coordinates: 43°32′S 171°57′E / 43.533°S 171.950°E / -43.533; 171.950

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