Story: Cars and the motor industry

Love of cars

Love of cars

New Zealanders have a love affair with the internal combustion engine, as is illustrated by this image of a suburban street. In the early 2000s there were about 60 cars for every 100 people in New Zealand.

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Photograph by Emily Tutaki

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - A motorised society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2020)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 15 Dec 2014