The small town of Bulls is known for its punning signs, which proclaim the medical centre to be ‘cure-a-bull’ and the museum ‘memor-a-bull’. Bulls is named after James Bull, who built an inn at nearby Scotts Ferry on the Rangitīkei River estuary. He later set up a store and timber mill around which the town of Bulls grew.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Bulls. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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