Kōrero: King Country places

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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Photographs by Andy Palmer (top); Jock Phillips (bottom)

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Te Kūiti', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34652/shearing-capital-of-the-world (accessed 20 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015