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Centennial Tūī

A Uniquely Timeless Gift

5.0 / 5 based on 4 reviews

Centennial Tūī


Easy & Fun To Install

Create Special Moments

Timeless Piece of Art

Supports Bird Conservation

As Seen In

A departure from our trademark simplicity, the Centennial Tūī is crafted from corten steel like all of our birds - but the similarities end there. A collaboration with Forest & Bird, every familiar detail of this dazzling native bird has been lifted from the pages of Phil’s sketchbook and intricately rendered, and only available for a limited time! And of course, 30% of the proceeds from this special edition product goes to our friends at Forest & Bird! 

For a century now, Forest & Bird has been advocating for the wildlife and wild places of Aotearoa New Zealand. Since its earliest days tūī have appeared in its logo and posters, including the one that inspired Phil's stunning new artwork. The tūī sitting on a kōwhai branch represents our country's unique native birds and bush and the conservation volunteers striving to save it. This centennial Metalbird is a tribute to the 100 years of Forest & Bird, acknowledging how profoundly lucky we are to know and support such passionate conservationists!

Makes an excellent gift for any Kiwi with a deep affection for the outdoors, whether it’s watching  captivating birdlife or wandering through peaceful kauri forests. It’s a Metalbird that will only grow more stunning with age, symbolising all that is wonderful about our natural surroundings. We hope you join us in celebrating 100 years of Forest & Bird, in whatever way you choose!

Our Centennial Tūī is:

 30cm high by 24cm wide approximately 300g 
Easy to send our regular boxes are standard A4 size, measuring 31cm x 21 cm x 1cm
Same day dispatch on orders placed before 2pm on weekdays
Made locally in a family-owned factory, right here in NZ
Crafted from 3mm Corten steel and designed to last a lifetime
Easy to install holding on a downwards angle simply tap the thickest end of the stake with a hammer or mallet until secure


Our birds are designed with 3mm CorTen steel to form a protective patina that deepens and strengthens with the seasons. This patina will deepen in shade over the years until it reaches a deep brown/charcoal black hue.

This self-sealing aspect of CorTen steel provides a quality guarantee of up to 100 years, ensuring that our product lasts a lifetime and remains completely corrosion resistent.

What might initially resemble generic rust is simply the air and water-tight patina forming over a six month period, so don’t panic! Your Metalbird is doing exactly what it’s been designed to do, and this patina will protect the steel from any further damage and disintegration.

CorTen steel does not require any treatments, oils or chemical additives and is therefore extremely environmentally friendly.

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Step 1 : Unbox your Metalbird

Step 2 : Pick the perfect spot & tap tap tap

Step 3 : Admire for decades to come


Corten Steel or ‘Weathering Steel’ is used in high-end exterior architecture, for good reason. Exposed to the elements, within weeks it develops a patina that seals the steel and preserves it for decades. It also leaves a beautiful even colouring that will get darker over the years.

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