Legendary Te Kuiti

Legendary Te Kuiti (LTK) is a volunteer based community group that works closely with the Waitomo District Council to make Te Kuiti a vibrant and thriving township.

The purpose of LTK is to enhance Te Kuiti as a place to live, work and conduct business for the benefit of the whole community. LTK membership comprises local business owners, interested members of the community and Council representatives. Membership is open to people who want to make a difference to Te Kuiti

LTK's exciting projects: 

On the 19 June 2017, the statue of local legend and All Black great Sir Colin Meads was unveiled by the man himself and his brother Stan, in front of a crowd of thousands. The statue was created by artist Natalie Stamilla.

In addition to the statue, the Gallagher Meads Brothers Exhibition was opened detailing Sir Colin and Stan's remarkable lives. The Gallery is located in Railway Station building one on Te Kuiti's mainstreet, and entry is through the Visitor Information Centre i-SITE.

An outdoor exhibition was also erected on Rora Street featuring large black and white photographs of the Meads brothers.

This project was organised by the Legendary Te Kuiti committee and has been funded by sponsors, donations and grants.

Click here to read the Waitomo News article about this event. (PDF, 3.36 Mb)

Gallagher Meads Brothers Exhibition

  • In December 2015 a mob of steel sheep sculptures were installed in Rora Street by Waitomo District Council. The sheep were locally designed and made, and sponsored by local families and businesses.  Local support for this initiaive has been fantastic.
  • The release of a small range of Te Kuiti themed merchandise which is sold through the Te Kuiti i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
  • Livening up the empty shop windows in Rora Street with posters and other props.  The first posters are expected to be in by late December 2015.

If you are interested in joining LTK of want to fine out more about the LTK sheep sculptures and other projects, contact Chairman Mark Brittenden, email Mark.Brittenden@foodstuffs.co.nz