Story: Suburbs

Ewen Gilmour, proud Westie

Ewen Gilmour, proud Westie

In black leather and with long, flowing hair, Auckland comedian Ewen Gilmour proudly proclaims himself a Westie – the typically rough-and-ready resident of west Auckland. As New Zealand suburbs have grown older and more established, they have developed distinctive characters that are often criticised at first but celebrated later.

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Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - Suburban life since the 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010