Story: Country towns

Country town icons

One popular way for country towns to attract interest and give themselves an identity has been to erect huge icons at the town entrance or on the main street. This was an Australian idea which has sprouted in many forms in rural New Zealand. Click on the towns on this map to see some outstanding examples.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - New developments, 1990 onward', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/19431/country-town-icons (accessed 17 November 2018)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008