Story: City planning


Porirua was built as a satellite city for Wellington in the 1950s and 1960s. This 1958 film highlights the erection of new houses and provision of shops and other amenities in the settlement.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 79. National Film Unit, 1958

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Suburbs and satellite cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015