Mount Maunganui is a single storey NZ beach town stretched and sprawled along the Bay of Plenty coastline. This is suburbia par excellent with manicured lawns, SUV bearing streets and toy-town coloured tin roofs. A Wisteria Lane idealised lifestyle of barbecues and beach. Although you can’t quite see the beach because of your neighbour’s house, garage, wife, children… which are a complete facsimilie of your own.

PS: thanks to Rohan’s comment, we recognise (and lament) that Desperate Housewife Urbanism Mount Maunganui used to be Bay Park Raceway:

Thankfully Rotorua’s Paradise Valley is still operational…


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