Elisabeth Easther enjoys the puns and good humour in a small town like no udder.
Where is it:
In the Rangitikei District, 25 minutes from Palmerston North, or 160km north of Wellington.
Origin of name: Named after James Bull, town founder and owner of the first general store. Originally called Bull Town, then Clifton, then named Bulls due to the insistence of Sir William Fox, New Zealand's second Premier.
Population: 1750 (urban) or 3000 (including rural areas).
Town slogan: Herd of bulls? It's a town like no udder.
Town mascot: A giant wooden bull named James, after the town's founder.
Punny: The town thrives on bullish puns. Outside the police station is a sign saying "Const-a-Bull", the Anglican Church has "Forgive-a-Bull" and the medical centre has "Cure-a-Bull".
Cute: Bulls' sister city is the English seaport town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
Fancy this: It's the only place in the world you can get milk from Bulls.
Danger zone: New Zealand's first armed robbery took place at the Bulls BNZ in 1946.
Famous locals: Formula 1 racing driver Chris Amon, Pete and Andy from The Block, and internet millionaire Victoria Ransom.
Infamous local #1: Lyndon Tamblyn, the man behind the sauce company What a Load of Bull. Fancy some Bullshit Worcester Sauce or a dash of Calf Custard Mustard? How about a chunk of Han-a-Bull beef jerky washed down with a cup of Bull Rush coffee?
Infamous local #2: Doctor Dave, the flying doctor who fronts the Healthy Bastards campaign. He posts a video on YouTube most weeks on ailments ranging from athletes' foot to dandruff to haemorrhoids.