Te Kuiti, s more recent claim to fame is in the late 1900,s Jim Bolger, a Te Kuiti resident was Prime Minister. Jim Bolger leading the country brought some benefits to the community that might not have occurred otherwise.
Te Kuiti is a rural town pretty much in the middle of the north island.
Te Kuiti is the shearing capitol of NZ; the town promotes itself as the sheep shearing capital of the world and is host to the annual New Zealand National Shearing Championships. Not to be confused with ‘Golden Shears” event in Masterton.
That said, Te Kuiti is a progressive town and that is evident with the treatment of the memorials and historic events.
Te Kuiti is a modern town, so items of an historic nature do not exist
Still stop off and have a coffee and your photo taken at the shearer.