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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Reference: Pictorial Parade 79. National Film Unit, 1958.

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Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - New suburbs, 1950s–1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010