Story: Local and regional government

Community protest, Petone, 1972

Community protest, Petone, 1972

A group of protesters demonstrate outside the offices of the Petone Borough Council in 1972. They were objecting to the council's proposal to build a new rubbish tip in the suburb of Korokoro. In this period increasing environmental awareness prompted communities to engage more actively in local-authority decision-making. In this case the protesters were successful and the tip did not go ahead.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/5649/15

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Reforming local government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015