Wednesday, 18 February 2009

A Town Called Bulls

Between Palmerston North and Wanganui in the Manawatu is an agricultural town called Bulls (population about 1750) which marks the junction of State Highways 1 & 3. It’s named after James Bull, an English settler who established the first general store in the town in 1862. All through the town, there’s signage that capitalises on Bulls’ unique name, look out for Consta-bull (Police Station). Forgive-a-bull (Anglican Church) & Cure-a-bull (Medical Centre). I pass through Bulls when I go to tournaments in the Manawatu (which is quiet a few times a year). I'm hoping that I will soon manage to go there and at least stop for coffee and take some photographs. I think it'll be worth it.


  1. Puntastic! I'd absolutely love to live there.

  2. Now that is going too far!

    You'll never guess what my word verification is - ticoo !

  3. A witty town...makes me smile big!

    You're not giving us bull-oney here, are you GB? hahaha