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Shearing capital of the world

Shearing capital of the world

Te Kūiti bills itself as the shearing capital of the world. Visitors to the town are greeted by a large sign proclaiming this status and by a 7-metre statue of a shearer at work. Three time capsules are sealed within the statue and will be opened in 2024, 2054 and 2084.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Te Kūiti', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015