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The first state house, in Miramar, Wellington, is officially opened by Michael Joseph Savage

18/9/1937 - The first state house, in Miramar, Wellington, is officially opened by Michael Joseph Savage

Most of the Labour cabinet helped the McGregor family move in to 12 Fife Lane. The aim was to build 5000 new homes a year to rid New Zealand of sub-standard housing.

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