The Kinleith paper mill sits just outside the South Waikato town of Tokoroa and became our next stop because of the giant Talking Pole located at the entrance to the mill.
This wood carving is named Life Force and is, indeed, a force. It’s tall – much taller than Marko – and an impressive thing to behold, if you have a few moments to stop. Unfortunately most people don’t as they speed past on State Highway 1. Shame on them.
Tokoroa is a couple of minutes north of Kinleith and is the home of Tokoroa AFC.