Competition has now closed!

Our 'Big Ram' SPCA Op Shop in Tirau officially has a name.... Henry! Congrats to our winner John Tuck, who submitted this. The inspiration behind his suggestion was so lovely, it won the hearts of our SPCA team in the final vote.

The name Henry was submitted in memory of Henry Clothier, 1941-2021 - the 'Tin Man' credited with transforming Tirau. It was Clothier’s vison for Tirau to transform the i-Site Public Toilets to be a giant corrugated-iron dog to sit alongside the established sheep-shaped wool shop of its time. All three were built from 1994-2005, and now years later Tirau’s corrugated set of iron animals are standing strong on State Highway One and have become a local landmark.

We wanted to express our appreciation all of you - our lovely supportive community who took part in sharing names for him. We loved all the amazing amount of entries that came through.

If you would like to read more about Henry Clothier, you can find out more at Radio New Zealand and

Tirau now open

Mon to Thurs 9am-5pm
Sun 10am-4pm

61-31 Main Road, Tirau 3410

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Terms & Condtions:
Only open to New Zealand. You must submit your entry form before Sunday 2 October 2022 at 11:59pm. One winner will be chosen and contacted via email, with the winning name announced by Thursday 6 October 2022. Winner must reply to claim prize within 30 days, or prize will be forfeited. Winner will be able to choose between either; an e-Gift Card to redeem at our online SPCA Op Shop, or a gift voucher nominated for one physical SPCA Op Shop. Gift voucher is not transferable for cash or exchange. Gift voucher valid for 12 months from issue date. Limited to one name entry per person. All SPCA employees are ineligible to enter the draw.