Story: Māori–Pākehā relations

Māori Affairs state house

Māori Affairs state house

Young Māori and Pākehā children pose outside a brand-new Māori Affairs state house in the South Auckland suburb of Takanini in the 1970s. Until this period, the Department of Maori Affairs provided state houses to Māori in areas mainly occupied by Europeans – a policy known as 'pepper potting', which aimed to integrate Māori into Pākehā culture. In the 1970s this policy ended and entire neighbourhoods of state houses were built for occupation by Māori.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539 A95,413

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Mark Derby, 'Māori–Pākehā relations - Māori urban migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011