Sunday, 10 June 2018

The pine man of Tokoroa

Last week we drove just over an hour to Tokoroa to visit one of my best friends from high school. She is renovating her house and the other half offered to fix some of her telephone and tv satellite wires inside.

This small town is the 5th largest town in the Waikato region, and was established around 1917 as a possible farming area but after finding out that the soil was more pumice than anything and was then developed for timber - there is a timber, pulp and paper mill 8kms away.

And here stands the "pine man" of the town - a large sculpture by Peter Dooley that represents the history there of being used mainly for the timber industry.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday.


  1. I don't think I've ever seen Tokoroa in the rain!

  2. I like the picture of rhe sculpture and the first one with the cutted branches

  3. I never noticed the pine man when passing through. I have stopped at the maccas so maybe I'll take a look for him next time I pass through.

  4. Hello, I like the Pine Man statue. I have never been a fan of the timber industry. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

  5. What a cool statue!

    Worth a Thousand Words

  6. I do like the pine man Amy, I thought for a moment that was he in the first shot.. does look a wee bit like a figure oui 😀

  7. Is that a chainsaw he's holding? I had the same thought as Grace when I saw that first shot. That tree has taken on an almost human form.

  8. Love the Pie Man ~ great statue and lovely photos on post ~

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. I love the Pine man too. I had never heard of him before.



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