Huntaway in Hunterville - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Hunterville

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The bond between farmers and their faithful working dogs is celebrated in Hunterville by a statue of a huntaway farm dog. Strong and versatile, with a loud, deep bark, huntaways are New Zealand’s most common farm dog, and are invaluable on sheep farms.

Related web links:
Farm dogs
Taihape district
Country towns: new developments, 1990 onward
Sheep farming

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number sa-t-0301-pm 9).

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