$25m leaky homes bill

Leaky home owners face paying more than $25 million to weatherproof their homes. Figures obtained by the Bay of Plenty Times reveal Tauranga City Council has the fifth highest number of leaky homes among 74 district and city councils nationwide, lodged in the Government's Weathertight Homes Resolution Service system.

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Hulse defends townhouse plans

Auckland Council is getting "beaten to death" over its intensification plans before it's had a chance to explain them, deputy mayor Penny Hulse says. Today the council officially releases its draft Unitary Plan—a rulebook for development and a vision for a compact city.

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Winners at last

The struggle for truth and justice over a leaky town house has snatched years from a couple seeking a happy retirement. Bert and Mary Blincoe are speaking out in the hope other leaky home owners don't face the same bitter fight.

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Huge repair bill looms for Bay apartments

Repairs costing tens of millions of dollars will be needed to weatherproof up to 137 apartments in two Tauranga retirement villages. Ocean Shores Village and its Maranui Street neighbour Bayswater Retirement Village have been hit by leaky building problems on their multi-storey apartment blocks

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