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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.


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

Map showing Tīrau, Corrugated-iron Capital - Roadside St