Story: Waikato places

Roadside Stories: Tīrau, corrugated-iron capital

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 designed and erected by Steven Clothier of Corrugated Creations as part of an effort to revitalise the town from the late 1980s.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Tīrau. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Putaruru and Tīrau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35240/roadside-stories-tirau-corrugated-iron-capital (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015