What's the story behind New Zealand's bra fence?

  New Zealand specialises in great sights but the bra fence is one of its strangest.

Near Cardrona along the Crown Range Road between Wanaka and Queenstown, the fence is strung with bras in all shapes and sizes, fluttering in the breeze.

Sometime just after Christmas in 1998, bras started to appear on the fence.

What started as a lark took wings and within a couple of years there were hundreds of undergarments pegged to the wire, and smiling motorists stopping for a look.

The wowsers on the local council took offence, deciding this was an eyesore and a traffic hazard and sometime around 2006 they ordered the 1500-plus bras be removed.

But you can't keep a good idea bottled up and after a few years bras started appearing at a relocated section of fence, but still visible from the road.

Today there are well over 1000 bras, the site has its own Facebook page, there's a steel box at the site for donations for breast cancer research – and this part of Cardrona has been re-christened "Bradrona".