Ōtorohanga, the kiwi town - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to the Waikato town of Ōtorohanga, the home of kiwiana.

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Ōtorohanga in the Video tab.

The kiwi - a flightless, fast-running bird with many mammal-like features - is New Zealand's national bird, and New Zealanders are often known as Kiwis. Kiwi are prominent in Ōtorohanga, with three species on display at the kiwi house, and 'kiwiana' icons decorating the town.

Morris Yock trademarks the jandal

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/