Story: City images

Māori urbanisation

Television current affairs programmes like Compass showed cities in a new light, introducing a social-documentary style that highlighted the diversity and complexity of city life. A 1967 programme on Māori urbanisation revealed some of the issues Māori faced moving from a rural to an urban society. In this clip a young Māori woman – known only as Ms Hepi – talks about her initial impressions of Auckland.

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Ben Schrader, 'City images - The city in films', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010