A shortage of housing after the Second World War led the government to start building new suburbs in the main centres, some of which became satellite cities. Among these was Porirua, north of Wellington. This 1958 clip shows the land being developed and houses built.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 79. National Film Unit, 1958
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