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Housing subdivision, Pāpāmoa

Housing subdivision, Pāpāmoa

Since home ownership has long been a goal for New Zealanders, and remains for many the most significant form of investment, building is a major economic activity. Since 1990 there has been a boom in new building in coastal areas, especially in the Bay of Plenty. This housing project at Pāpāmoa, near Mt Maunganui, was typical of property developments in the 2000s.

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Brian Easton, 'Economy - Secondary production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3713/housing-subdivision-papamoa (accessed 27 April 2019)

Story by Brian Easton, updated 16 Sep 2016