Story: City planning

Bored teens

A common complaint about life in mid-20th century suburbia was that it was boring. The point is highlighted in this clip from the 1971 documentary Notes on a New Zealand city. It was critical of the failure of city planning to provide social and cultural amenities for residents in new areas like Wainuiomata, near Wellington.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Notes on a New Zealand city. National Film Unit, 1971

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Suburbs and satellite cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

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