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The City And The Suburb (part two) Television (Full Length) – 1983 Documentary

The City And The Suburb (part two)

Television (Full Length) – 1983 Documentary

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The house for the New Zealand suburb, where, as somebody said, people are never quite together and never quite alone.
– Hamish Keith on the design of the state house
It says a great deal for its design that in 45 years the McGregors saw little need for changes.
– Hamish Keith on the first state house in Miramar
These vast new suburbs represented the philosophy of the welfare state: security to all from the cradle to the grave ...
– Hamish Keith
Nothing like a good home to keep them [young people] off the streets ...
– Advertising material for Mt Albert postwar homes
There was very little to interest the young in this raw and suburban world.
– Hamish Keith, on postwar Naenae
The Hutt Valley was planned by people who thought that housing was more important than agriculture. They destroyed all the arable land close to Wellington City and then we had to pay more for our vegetables and now the Hutt Valley doesn't work...
– Ian Athfield on the failure of town planning