But Helen said it was all a beat up

Do you remember Helen Clark attacking the NZ Herald over their coverage and claiming it was all a bit of a beat up, with the NZ Herald banging on about it needlessly.

NZPA today reports:

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA – The bill for leaky homes is likely to top $11 billion a review found.

The news prompted Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson to meet with local government leaders yesterday.

He was tight-lipped about the meeting but Radio New Zealand reported the cost of leaky homes was up to $11.5b, from the previous estimate of $3.6b.

Bring back George Hawkins to fix the problem. Oh wait, wasn’t he the Minister who replied to builders informing him of the problem, that there wasn’t one according to his officials?

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