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Tīrau, Corrugated-iron Capital - Roadside St

Tīrau, Corrugated-iron Capital - Roadside St

Address:

63 Main Road, Tirau

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Tīrau, corrugated-iron capital. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

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.

Tīrau,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/waikato-places/16

Corrugated-iron art,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/waikato-places/16/2/1

Corrugated iron,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/iron-and-steel/5

Farm buildings,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/farm-buildings

Country towns: new developments,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/country-towns/7

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/