Just when you thought the leaky homes scandal was outrageous, get ready to brace yourself.
It is estimated up to 50 percent of new Kiwi homes built in the past decade may have had defective or questionable plumbing products used in their construction.
This is because there are no laws in New Zealand that forbids the installation of sub-standard fittings and pipes.
So how do you know if these products are in your home and how can you avoid them?
Story went to investigate.
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