More suggestions and sources
Ferguson, Gael. Building the New Zealand dream. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press with the assistance of the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, 1994.
Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass frontier: the suburbanization of the United States. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.
McKinnon, Malcolm, ed. Bateman New Zealand historical atlas: ko papatuanuku e takoto nei. Auckland: David Bateman in association with Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, 1997.
Schrader, Ben. We call it home: a history of New Zealand state housing. Auckland: Reed, 2005.
Yska, Redmer. All shook up: the flash bodgie and the rise of the New Zealand teenager in the fifties. Auckland: Penguin, 1993.