Tīrau, corrugated-iron capital - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Tīrau

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.

Related web links:
Corrugated-iron art
Corrugated iron
Farm buildings
Country towns: new developments

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/