Around February of 2015, residents of New Lynn, Auckland were shocked or impressed when a piece of artwork was installed at their favourite train station.

The $200,000 NZD sculpture resembling a giant metal penis with light-up veins captured the world's attention.

Once again, the international spotlight was on New Zealand. New Lynn experienced a brief rise in tourism and the economy has been feeling the effects ever since.

Some of the international media coverage:

Yup, it's definitely a penis

When visiting Auckland, stop by picturesque New Lynn train station to catch a glimpse. And while you're in the area, be sure to visit New Zealand's greatest shopping mall - Lynn Mall