Caroline Miller is Senior Lecturer in the Resource and Environmental Planning Programme of the School of People Environment and Planning at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. She has had significant experience as a senior planning practitioner before joining the university. Her research interests include the development of town planning in the first half of the 20th century, heritage management and professional practice. She has recently completed a history of the New Zealand Planning Institute.Michael Roche is Professor of Geography in the School of People Environment and Planning at Massey University’s Palmerston North campus. He is an historical geographer who has published widely on the timber industry and rural economy of New Zealand. More recently as spin off from work on discharged soldier settlement he has begun to work on housing issues in New Zealand in the 1920s. He is co-editor with Lindsay Proudfoot of (Dis)placing Empire (2005).