Story: City images

Westies (4th of 4)

Within Auckland, there are areas that have their own images and sense of place. West Auckland became known for its bogan or Westie subculture, with its emphasis on casual dress, heavy rock music and cars. The subculture became the subject of one of New Zealand’s most successful TV drama series, Outrageous fortune, whose cast is shown here.

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Outrageous Fortune (South Pacific Pictures)
Photograph by Jae Frew

© 2008 South Pacific Pictures.

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Ben Schrader, 'City images - Four main centres', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/25309/westies (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010