Story: Waikato places

Roadside Stories: The Finns of Te Awamutu

Musicians Neil and Tim Finn are Te Awamutu’s most famous sons. Tim’s band Split Enz – a theatrically costumed arthouse ensemble – morphed into a successful pop group after 18-year-old Neil joined in the late 1970s. The brothers were later both part of the internationally successful Crowded House.

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

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Te Awamutu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015