Nohorua is shown with his wife Te Wainokenoke and son Tuarau. He was the half-brother of renowned Ngāti Toarangatira chief Te Rauparaha. As the eldest, Nohorua was tuakana (senior) to Te Rauparaha. However, Te Rauparaha, though teina (junior) took the mantle of leadership due to his abilities.
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