9 May 2018

Questions remain for victims of botched housing build

From Morning Report, 7:33 am on 9 May 2018

The victims of a botched housing development in Tauranga whose homes were deemed too dangerous to live in want answers over why the council signed off sloppy construction work. The company in charge of the Bella Vista Housing Development went into receivership late last year, leaving many of the homes unfinished. Subsequent inspections showed major construction failings within the 21 properties and the Tauranga City Council ordered the residents to evacuate in March this year. On Tuesday night the homeowners met with Paul Heath QC who is overseeing an independent investigation into the council's responsibilities and possible failings while handling the build. Housing Reporter Eva Corlett was in Tauranga.