Story: Māori housing – te noho whare

Controlling tuberculosis

This clip from a 1952 government film illustrates attempts to control tuberculosis in Māori communities in the Wairoa district. It shows the settlement of Iwitea and how improved housing was contributing to better health outcomes.

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Reference: Tuberculosis and Maori people. National Film Unit, 1952

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Māori housing – te noho whare - Whare and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013