Reforms too late for couple in leaky home nightmare

A call by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff last month for radical reform of the Building Act and Building Code has come too little and too late for Algies Bay retirees Gerrard and Evelyn Brown.

For more than a year, the couple, both in their eighties, have been confined to the study and one bedroom of their house while repairs to the rest of what was to be their dream retirement home take place.

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The Browns are confined to their bedroom while major repairs continue.

The Browns are confined to their bedroom while major repairs continue.