Porirua

Porirua 2013 population: 51,717

Part of story: Wellington places

New growth and attitudes: 1940–1975

‘The American invasion’

Part of story: Wellington region

Culture and custom

Acclimatising to New Zealand

Part of story: Tokelauans

Overview

The Wellington region takes in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua cities and the Kāpiti Coast.

Part of story: Wellington region

Population

The decline of Māori in Wellington

Part of story: Wellington region

Northern suburbs

Wadestown and Wilton

Part of story: Wellington places

Mana – Paremata to Pukerua Bay

Pāuatahanui Porirua’s double harbour evolved from an ancient river system, which was drowned by the rising sea about 5,000 years ago. Pāuatahanui, the name of the northern arm, means ‘big shellfish’.

Part of story: Wellington places

Tokelauans

Tokelau’s three populated atolls – Atafu, Fakaofo and Nukunonu – have only a tiny habitable area.

Part of story: Tokelauans

Identity

Origins The origins of the Ngāti Toarangatira people (also known as Ngāti Toa) lie with the Tainui canoe. Their traditional lands at Kāwhia, on the west coast of the North

Part of story: Ngāti Toarangatira

Suburbs and satellite cities

State housing

Part of story: City planning

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