Story: City history and people

Building Porirua

A shortage of housing after the Second World War led the government to start building new suburbs in the main centres, some of which became satellite cities. Among these was Porirua, north of Wellington. This 1958 clip shows the land being developed and houses built.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 79. National Film Unit, 1958

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Suburban growth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 June 2023)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010