From 1997 sculptured poles representing Tokoroa’s different cultures and organisations were installed around the town. The Talking Poles are now a tourist attraction, and in 2004 Tokoroa hosted the Pole Art of the World Symposium. This sculpture, ‘Pine man’, of a timber worker holding a chainsaw, celebrates Tokoroa’s major industry.
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