A sculpture to acknowledge the importance of timber and wood products to the Rotorua economy has been unveiled in the city this morning.
The artwork is called Shavings and stands four metres high.
It is by local artist Jamie Pickernell and was lifted into place by a crane at the intersection of Tutanekai and Haupapa streets.
The design was chosen from a list of seven submitted earlier this year.
The sculpture is part of a plan by the Rotorua Lakes Council to revitalise the inner city.
Mr Pickernell said having a large scale sculpture in a prominent place in his home town had been very special and he had enjoyed working with the council team on the project.
"I feel honoured, and hope locals and tourists will enjoy it for years to come. The sculpture represents wood shavings from a carver's chisel."