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Leaky home owners left high and dry

Paul McBeth
Fri, 06 Aug 2021

Leaky homes have been plaguing the industry for decades. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Paul McBeth
Fri, 06 Aug 2021
Harbour Litigation Funding’s decision to close its piggy bank for the 1,200 or so homeowners who were hoping to squeeze something out of James Hardie is just another disappointing turn in this decades long saga.The likes of James Hardie and Carter Holt Harvey were always adamant it wasn’t their products at fault, pointing the finger at the councils who signed off on daft resource consents, cowboy builders looking to cut corners, or just simple incompetence by people who didn’t know how to install their cladding systems effecti...

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400 trainee pilots allowed into NZ
Brent Melville | Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Pilot trainees will make up 40% of the latest cohort of international students allowed in from mid-2022, with an assumption that tight border rules will still be in place.

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