3 Responses to “Tirau, the Corrugated Iron Capital of New Zealand”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I can’t even breathe I’m so speechless. How have I never heard of this place?!

    How many buildings are like this? I would have tried to buy one and moved there! I want the dog for my recording studio.

    Is the first photo a giant sculpture?

    Plotzing from this place.

  2. Rusty

    Rusty Blazenhoff

    Imagine my surprise when we rolled into town…! New Zealand is full of a lot of great things and corrugated iron art is just the beginning. I’ll post more of my NZ kitschy finds moving forward.

    I don’t know how many buildings there are in the town but the artist does work outside of that town:
    http://www.corrugatedcreations.co.nz/

    A list of all his work is here:
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p3CEgWkB6u75dtdUbOxFJDw&output=html&gid=0&single=true

    The “good shepherd” is a sculpture, yes. There are a lot of sheep in NZ, hence the need for a giant shepherd.

    There is also a cool clock store in this town and it’s FULL of cuckoo clocks. Though no pink ones…