The first Lemon and Paeroa bottle was built in 1968 by the Trade and Retail Section of the Paeroa Businessmen's Association as the focal point of the Paeroa Christmas promotion. This 6m high bottle followed the rocket built for the previous year's promotion. In early 1969 this bottle was dismantled and a new bottle was constructed on a small reserve near the Criterion Birdge, later named Ohinemuri Park. It was unveiled in August, 1969.
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Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 54, September 2010
The first Lemon and Paeroa bottle was built in 1968