Giant Salmon - Rakaia, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
S 43° 45.330 E 172° 01.523
59G E 582546 N 5154771
Quick Description: This statue of a giant salmon is located in Rakaia, New Zealand, and was erected by the local Lions Club.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 9/30/2020 8:19:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM13729
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
Views: 3

Long Description:
"This giant salmon statue stands 12 metres high and is located in Rakaia on State Highway 1. Rakaia is well known for its salmon and trout fishing, and is just a short drive from Christchurch (50kms south)."

--Christchurch Daily Photo (visit link)

The sculpture is made of fiberglass and is located in a small park in Rakaia. A plaque near the sculpture reads:

"Another Lions Project

This plaque acknowledges the vision and foresight of David B. Thomas whose idea it was to erect the salmon on this site. This concept was carried to fruition by the Rakaia Lions Club. The project was completed April 1991."
Street Address (if known):
State Highway 1
Rakaia, New Zealand

Condition?: Very good

Visit Instructions:
1) Please provide a photo you have taken of the Friendship Arch, Monument or Plaque.

2) If known, please indicate the operating Lions Club responsible for the placement of the Friendship Arch, Monument or Plaque.

3) Any other information regarding your visit would be greatly appreciated.

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