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Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. The Hokowhitu Transit camp was a temporary housing initiative by council and government 1945-1959. Post World World 2, the government was challenged with a housing crises nationwide as soldiers returned from service abroad. The camp houses were made up from former army huts, surplus after the war. These were established on the site later occupied by Teachers' College. It was a community, a social housing response to meet the shortage of suitable housing for young families.

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Manawatū Standard
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January 8, 2022
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