Wanaka Tree Womens T-Shirt
The tree started life as a fence post at least 77 years ago.
Locals remember the fence line from 1939 and the post that had been hacked off a nearby willow tree has become a symbol of determination.
What do Locals make of the famous tree? Their view is it has been growing slowly all that time . .and shows a determination to live.
About five years ago, Wanaka photographers and writers began pumping images of it to social media sites as bit of a joke and then Lake Wanaka Tourism put the tree on its photo trail.
It is now an Instagram success with its image beamed to millions of people.
We thought it deserved its own T shirt