Halfway house for Tongan migrants: Picturing Canterbury

Halfway house for Tongan migrants. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-04270A.

Reverend Sofilisi Taumalolo (left) and his wife, Hina, with Andy McFarland the first southern regional manager of the Pacific Division of the Iwi Transition Agency outside the Tongan halfway house at 23 Crohane Place, Spreydon. The house assisted Tongans arriving in the city to adjust to life in New Zealand. 24 March 1990.

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