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Revitalisation in Porirua: people, land, and movement

The much-anticipated announcement came this week: a significant investment by government will refurbish and revitalise the extensive state housing areas in Porirua. We’re hoping those in charge will bring the kind of progressive mindset that’s historically driven Porirua’s better places to live.

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No Going Back?

Pomare’s redevelopment was “all about community engagement”, but did it ultimately serve the people who lived there? We ponder the commercial vs community pressures of public/private partnerships.     The area around Farmer Crescent in Lower Hutt was once infamous, dominated by the Mongrel Mob and scene of a 2009 stoush between the gang and…

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As good as it gets

Naenae is, in many ways, a microcosm of contemporary New Zealand.  Guest author Annanonymous writes about what you see in Naenae as an outsider, and what that means for all of us.  This article was originally posted on  THE END IS NAENAE, 7 MAY 2017   It’s about nine years since our family moved to…

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