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State housing

New Zealand's first state house was formally opened on 18 September 1937. But the government has provided rental housing for New Zealanders for more than a century. Explore the history of this country's various state housing schemes and their contribution to the New Zealand way of life. Read the full article

Page 4 - Designing communities

Community has many different meanings. People might live in a particular community, but have little contact with their neighbours, preferring instead to pursue their social life

Hear Governor-General Sir Cyril Newall's (1941–6) second wife speaking.