Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Tīrau in the Video tab.
A giant dog and sheep tower over the main street of Tīrau, just two of a series of sculptures and buildings made from corrugated iron – a common building material in New Zealand. The quirky sculptures were erected as part of an effort to revitalise the town from the late 1980s.
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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/