Billion estimated costs
Estimated cost of leaky dwellings as a percentage of 2014 GDP
Years since the first reports of leaky buildings
The Fifth National Government twice commissioned reports on the extent of weathertightness failure in New Zealand dwellings. Each one brought bad news. In each case, Government tampered with the news.
Christine Dann is a political activist and blogger with an MA Hons in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy.From The Daily Blog:
"Dyer tells three heart-wrenching stories from people who were victims of this new consensus, leaving them sick and a lot poorer. There are many more, and they keep coming as buildings continue to fail.”
Read Christine's article here.
Money and Consumer affairs reporter, Stuff.co.nz
"The 'Rottenomics' of the $47 billion leaky homes market failure”
Read Rob's article here.
TVNZ 4 October 2019
"Rottenomics author says leaky buildings saga has cost New Zealand $47 billion"
See the TVNZ interview here.
Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
National presenter, Radio NZ
"Expert: Peter Dyer on the leaky homes crisis"
Listen to the Radio New Zealand interview with Jesse Muligan.
Investigative journalist, photographer and authorNovember North & South article Reprinted on “Noted” 13 November 2019
“A dirty rotten scandal: The leaky homes saga”
Read the Noted article here.
National presenter, Radio NZFrom the interview:
"The idea that if you turn the business of government and industry to the private sector and get government out of the way, we'll end up in a neo-liberal paradise where everything will be better quality and less expensive. Of course that didn’t happen, especially not in the building industry."
Listen to the Radio New Zealand Podcast with Anna Thomas.
Journalism Head, Massey University
"All of us are paying higher rates because our local councils have ended up footing the bill for the careless incompetence of our national politicians and those who advised them, who took a functioning building safety system and wrecked it.
If all this sounds too strong, you should read this book. The first and only comprehensive investigation into the disaster, it is meticulous, well-sourced and referenced."
Read the full review on Stuff.co.nz.
"Overall, New Zealand owes a debt of gratitude to Dyer for his determination to stick with the leaky homes story, and to tease out all of its contributing causes and implications. ... His book not only sheds light on a poorly understood part of our recent history but - if it finds the audience that it deserves – Rottenomics will help to ensure that New Zealand doesn’t blithely go ahead, and make the same mistakes all over again."
Read Gordon's full review on scoop.co.nz.
Peter Dyer was born in 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He lived in New Jersey until he shifted to California to go to university in 1970. Married in 1979, he and his wife lived in California until they shifted to Palmerston North in January 2004. They have lived in Wellington since 2008.
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