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For decades the area had been inhabited by students and low middle incomes earners and had a large immigrant Pacific Island population

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PONSONBY THE PROCESS OF GENTRIFICATION BEGAN IN 19

For the decades the area had been inhabited by students and low income earners and had a large immigrants Pacific Island population.

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Increased property prices and rents stated to push many of these people out of the area.

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People moved to other low income areas of Auckland mainly South Auckalnd

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Professionals people were attracted by the accessibility of the area to work and amenities as well as by the architecture of the suburbs victorian villas.

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Ponsonby, Freemans Bay and Grey Lynn began to have Pakeha population on middle to high incomes with few children.

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Over time the social and economic conditions of the area changed resulting in a different socio-economic and/or ethnic residental pattern.

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