This 1963 district planning map of Whanganui shows the city colour-coded into distinct zones for various uses. The Town and Country Planning Act 1953 zoned areas for specific land uses – such as industrial or residential. Part of the reasoning was to separate noisy, smelly or smoky industries from residential areas.
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