Story: Suburbs

Building Porirua, 1958

The large suburban development of Porirua, north of Wellington, created thousands of new houses in a few years. This 1958 newsreel is full of optimism for the future community. However, not all of the promised employment opportunities and public facilities eventuated.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 79. National Film Unit, 1958.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - New suburbs, 1950s–1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/25069/building-porirua-1958 (accessed 25 June 2017)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010