One of the next places we pass though is the small west coast township of Bulls.
It’s not too far from Palmerston North and is deep in beef and dairy farming country so it’s name suits it perfectly.
The place got it’s name after a certain Mr. James Bull who founded the town and opened the first General Store here.
Wikipedia made me chuckle when I did some research and discovered that Bulls is (naturally!!!) twinned (or should that be “coupled”?) with the town of Cowes in The United Kingdom.
The locals put themselves on the map by having a laugh at themselves so invariably the local police station is the place where you will find the ”Const-a-bull”…
… and the mural on the garage door of the police station is hopefully not of the local “Cow-boy” officers of the Law. Even the local Sherlock Holmes depicted is rather a beefy chap. Other local establishments also used their imagination so there’s the (Bulls) C.A.L.F Childcare centre, a shop called “Trash and Treasure-a-bull” etc.
We had a giggle and admired the residents for having a great sense of humour…