An avalanche of new building is coming in New Zealand.  That will mean a smaller avalanche of serious problems.
A home warranty or insurance would help reduce the risk to Kiwis, but the system here “looks like the UK market pre-second war” according to one UK insurance expert.
What is wrong with the system here, and why is the UK system better?
Former Fair Go presenter Gordon Harcourt travelled to the UK to find out, funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, with assistance from HOBANZ.