Horiana was born and educated in Otaki. She is a teacher by profession and inclination. Horiana maintains that the greatest calling she ever had was to be a mother and grandmother. She is currently writing a thesis in Matauranga Māori at Te Wananga o Raukawa and is member of the Otaki Historical Society.
- Phone conversation with Horiana Joyce, 24 July 1998.
- "A Personal Reflection on a Therapeutic Process." Social Work in Action. Eds. Robin Munford and Mary Nash. Palmerston North, N.Z.: Dunmore, 1994.
- Horiana states that this article is about ‘a therapeutic process of some work she conducted while working in prison.’