Kōrero: Suburbs

Garden suburb, Ōrākei

Ōrākei, a hillside suburb above Auckland Harbour, was the centrepiece of the first Labour government’s state housing plan in Auckland. It was designed as a garden suburb with curving streets, large green areas and sea views. Such suburbs were the exception in New Zealand, where suburban growth was typically hasty, economical and practical.

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Reference: MapColl 832.1291gmbd 1925 47624

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - The state builds suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/25051/garden-suburb-orakei (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010