A final charge to 'bring back the bull' netted a further $1000 on Sunday towards keeping the distinctive sculpture in Christchurch.
The city needed to raise just under $200,000 within 10 days and now has about $187,000 after a beers and burgers event on its last day stationed at the Arts Centre.
The sculpture, called Chapman's Homer, has been removed today and was packed into a crate to be stored in the Christchurch Art Gallery until the fundraising campaign ends on September 30.
The art gallery trust hoped to install the Michael Parekowhai 1.8 tonne bronze bull sculpture on the forecourt of the gallery when it reopened in 2015.
- The Press