Leaky Homes, Paul And Linda White Move On And Out

Over a year ago we picked up on the story of Paul and Linda White, a British couple who’d lived in NZ for 8 years and bought a house in Whangaparaoa, Gulf Harbour (Read Leaky Homes Issues and Stitched-Up Migrants. The White’s had relocated from Barton-le-Clay outside Luton and worked in London, arriving in New…

Toxic Homes Still A Nightmare For Many In New Zealand

A Herald article today highlighted the reality of the ‘cheap’ housing often bought by unwary homeowners and newcomers in New Zealand. It tells the story of a Malaysian couple who purchased a property in Buckland’s Beach, an affluent area in South Auckland that’s popular with immigrants from a number of countries. Mr Chee bought his…

Leaky Homes Issues And "Stiched Up" Migrants

One of the most common problems that migrants from developed countries encounter in New Zealand is the condition of the houses. Almost all of them are wooden framed and range from quaint old Kauri villas to brand new million dollar mansions and there are often problems associated with dampness, poor weather tightness (‘leaky building’) lack…

Leaky Building Syndrome Goes Sky High

The Nautilus Building, some call it a blot on the Orewa landscape, others are less kind. You can’t miss it – it’s the tallest and most out of character construction for miles around, rising from the low lying urban sprawl of the little seaside town like a carbuncle that would have a Prince of the…

Leaky Building Syndrome Goes Sky High

The Nautilus Building, some call it a blot on the Orewa landscape, others are less kind. You can’t miss it – it’s the tallest and most out of character construction for miles around, rising from the low lying urban sprawl of the little seaside town like a carbuncle that would have a Prince of the…