In 1937 the Labour government initiated a new state (public) housing scheme to ease a housing shortage. Some of the first houses were built in Ōrākei. Many Aucklanders went out to the new suburb to view the dwellings first-hand. These cars are crawling bumper to bumper along Coates Avenue.
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