Story: Daily life in Māori communities – te noho a te hapori

Learning city routines

This clip from a 1967 newsreel shows young Māori arriving from rural districts to live and work in Wellington. The scale and speed of this post-war urban migration meant that many new arrivals found the transition from one way of life to another extremely difficult. The newsreel describes a programme run by Wellington Polytechnic to help rural Māori adjust to city life.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: To live in the city. National Film Unit, 1967

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Daily life in Māori communities – te noho a te hapori - Daily life in modern Māori communities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013