This blogpost began with a simple picture of a sheepdog building, made out of corrugated iron – no location or other details. When I started digging, I did however uncover what I thought (being in this game) a little bit of gem (a tongue in cheek)!
Meet Tirau, a tiny little town set in South Waikato New Zealand. Tirau is a Maori word, meaning “Many Cabbage Trees” and the little town is also home to many “corrugated iron creations”. After finding the picture of the sheepdog building (home to the town’s tourist information centre), I found that the town also housed a sheep building (home to a craft and wool market). And scattered throughout are various other corrugated creations and signs created by Steven Clothier. So much so that the town has appointed itself as the “Corrugated Capital of New Zealand”. Very innovative indeed!