Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Māori urbanisation, 1926–2006

Māori urbanisation, 1926–2006

In 1945 around a quarter of Māori lived in urban areas and the remainder lived rurally. By the mid-1990s the situation had completely reversed with around 80% of Māori living in urban areas.

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Source: Ian Pool, Te [no-lexicon]iwi[/no-lexicon] Māori. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1991, pp. 123, 154, 182, 197; and Statistics New Zealand

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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Māori migrate to the cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010