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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