Story: Building and construction industry

Leaky buildings

Leaky buildings

Bob Brockie’s 2002 cartoon plays on the finger-pointing and buck-passing that characterised the leaky building scandal of the 2000s. From the mid-1990s thousands of houses were built using methods that did not keep out the rain. As the cartoon suggests, there were many failures at different levels.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Bob Brockie

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Carl Walrond, 'Building and construction industry - The building profession and process', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010