Kōrero: Southland places

Roadside Stories: Invercargill's inventors

New Zealanders are famous for their ‘no. 8 wire’ mentality – ingenuity and creativity using basic materials. Hayes hardware store in Invercargill is run by the descendants of Ernest Hayes, who invented an array of farming gadgets in the late 19th century. The store also features the remarkable motorcycles designed and built by local speedster Burt Munro.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Invercargill's inventors. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Invercargill', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35358/roadside-stories-invercargills-inventors (accessed 21 November 2019)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 25 May 2015