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A tour of NZ’s novelty monuments, poised to stand the test of time

It’s not a great time to be a colonial or controversial statue, with the Black Lives Matter movement gaining global momentum.

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As the Black Lives Matter movement gains global momentum, statues of controversial historical figures are going. Source: Seven Sharp

But there are also plenty of novelty statues around New Zealand that, while controversial in terms of taste, appear poised to stand the test of time.

From Te Kuiti’s sheep shearer to Auckland’s walking boy to the big donut in Springfield, Seven Sharp's Laura Daniel took a look at the best of them in the video above.