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  • Name of Tartan:
    Hororata (District)
  • ITI Number: 10536
  • Category: New Zealand District
  • Designer / Source: Wilton, Brian
  • Date: 10th June 2011
  • Slog: WKG:RKB
  • Colour Sequence: WKGYBYGKBKR
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  • Notes: Based on the MacKenzie clan tartan after the colourful 19th century New Zealand folk hero James MacKenzie. Hororata is Maori for 'drooping rata' - the Rata tree that produces masses of bright red flowers giving it the name 'South Island Christmas tree'. Together with red for the Rata, the black and white complete the colours of the Maori flag. White is also for the distant snow-capped mountains, green for the fertile Canterbury Plains, and blue for the major rivers flowing into the Pacific. Finally, the black and yellow are the traditional town colours of Hororata. This tartan was first introduced to celebrate the inaugural Hororata Highland Games in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake that devastated Christchurch and destroyed many important buildings in the tiny town of Hororata. The design and the first 30 metres of cloth was donated by the Scottish Tartans Authority and Andrew Elliot weavers of Selkirk. The official registration was donated by National Records of Scotland.
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