Story: Local and regional government

Seeking a community playground, 1977

Seeking a community playground, 1977

Young mothers and children from a block of state-housing flats in Petone meet with borough councillor Patricia Alexander (third from right) in 1977. The women wanted a safe playground for their children, and asked the borough council to fence the open space behind them for this purpose.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1979/1513

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Reforming local government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

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