Get historical at the first state house
History buffs will enjoy taking a trip to Fife Lane to see the first state house, just to the east of Crawford Green. The house was completed in 1937 and officially opened by Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage. Marking the first of the Labour government’s state housing programme, Savage famously lifted a heavy table towards the house’s threshold, symbolising a unified government that was “for the people”. In the 1980s, it was registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category I heritage site, cementing its significance in the country’s history.