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3 October 2017, Stuff – Adina Thorn calls Councils to account with funded class action opportunity

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20 July 2017, National Business Review – Value of proposed class action against Carter Holt Harvey soaring

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16 July 2017, Stuff – Homeowners register for interest in potential class action against Shadowclad cladding product

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12 July 2017, Radio New Zealand – Leaky building lawyer Adina Thorn talks to the Panel on Radio New Zealand about why so many builders and dodgey operators are not prosecuted

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4 June 2017, Radio Live – Shadowclad faces class action from homeowners – Adina Thorn talks with the team on Radio Live

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29 May 2017, Newshub, TV3 – Shadowclad homeowner shocked by extent of problem. Adina Thorn Lawyers, seeks registrations of interest for Shadowclad class action

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29 May 2017, Stuff – Homeowners prepare lawsuit against Carter Holt Harvey for leaky homes

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28 May 2017, Newshub, TV3 – Warping Shadowclad faces class action from homeowners

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23 March 2017, NBR – Defective building products could be rife throughout the building industry

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5 December 2016, NZ Herald – Property Report: Watergate: the rot continues

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5 December 2016, Newshub – Faulty steel mesh: Commerce Commission takes legal action against three companies

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5 December 2016, Stuff – Commerce Commission to take three firms to court over steel mesh

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22 November 2016, Newstalk ZB – Mike’s Minute: Leaky home owners deserve more help

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21 November 2016, NZ Herald – Leaky building owners say cladding defects ‘gut-wrenching’ as class action gets underway in Auckland

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21 November 2016, NZ Herald – Leaky building class action being heard in Auckland

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21 November 2016, NBR – James Hardie class action begins in Auckland with liability arguments

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21 November 2016, TVNZ – $250m leaky building class action hearing begins in Auckland

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21 November 2016, NZ Herald – James Hardie class action begins in Auckland with arguments over where liability lies

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17 November 2016, NBR – $250m Plaster Cladding Class Action Hearings to start next week

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23 October 2016, Sunday Star Times – Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis ‘worse than leaky homes’

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23 October 2016, Sunday Star Times – Court action on shonky steel mesh creates pressure for government enquiry

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20 October 2016, NBR – Judge rules on more claimants joining $250m faulty house claddings claim

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10 September 2016, New Zealand Herald – Auckland speculators flipping homes on same day of purchase

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1 September 2016, Radio Live – Homeowners demand answers over faulty Steel Mesh

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1 September 2016, Radio New Zealand – Home owners join steel mesh class action

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1 September 2016, NZ Newswire – Class action underway against mesh makers

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1 September 2016, NZCity – Class action underway against mesh makers

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31 August 2016, Radio NZ – Lawyer launches class action against steel mesh makers

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31 August 2016, Radio NZ – Steel mesh could compromise house insurance

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31 August 2016, Rebuild Christchurch – Potential Class Action litigation against manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh

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31 August 2016, Newstalk ZB – Adina Thorn announces launch of steel mesh class action


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31 August 2016, Stuff.co.nz – Construction litigation specialist launches class action

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31 August 2016, NBR – Class action likely against Steel & Tube

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2 August 2016, NBR – Court decision good news for claimants in action against James Hardie.

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14 April 2016, NZ Herald – Property law expert Adina Thorn comments on home at centre of duplex demolition row.

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17 March 2016, NZ Herald – Property lawyer Adina Thorn makes comment on landlords legal obligations regarding P contaminated properties

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17 February 2016, NBR – Legal fireworks likely for more building products

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15 December 2015, Newstalk ZB Larry Williams Interview – $200 million claim filed against cladding manufacturer James Hardie


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15 December 2015, Radio New Zealand – Class action filed against James Hardie

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15 December 2015, Stuff – $200 million ‘leaky building’ NZ class action filed against James Hardie

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15 December 2015, NBR – Cladding class action tops $200 million

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14 December 2015, TVNZ One News – $200m class action lawsuit, the largest in NZ history, filed in court

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23 October 2015, NBR – Class actions give voice to victims

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28 September 2015, NBR NZ Property Investor – Moves to halt earthquake insurance claims class action

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19 August 2015, Architecture & Design (AU) – $100 million leaky building class action against James Hardie gaining momentum

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19 August 2015, Scoop – Plaster Cladding class action fully funded

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28 July 2015, NBR Property Talk – Leaky building floodgate set to burst

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27 July 2015, Scoop – Court decision a boost for Plaster Cladding class action

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24 July 2015, NBR – Opening the leaky buildings floodgate

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29 June 2015, Auckland District Law Society – Adina was a guest speaker at the seminar “Perspectives on Group Litigation and Litigation Funding”

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29 June 2015, NBR – The woman behind the country’s second biggest class action.

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26 May 2015, NBR Radio – Cards to be put on the table in leaky buildings class action.


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25 May 2015, NZ Herald – Funding confirmed for class action over leaky homes.

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25 May 2015, SCOOP – Defective cladding class action litigation funding confirmed.

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25 May 2015, TVNZ One News – $100m leaky home lawsuit targets cladding manufacturers.

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25 May 2015, Fairfax Media – Leaky building $100m class action lawsuit gains big backer.

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7 April 2015, New Zealand Herald – School’s in for body corporate managers.

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4 April 2015, The New Zealand Herald – Ambitious Auckland Transport: Rail link surges ahead.

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25 March 2015, New Zealand Herald – Homeowners join $100m class action on leaky houses

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19 March 2015, Christchurch Press – Leaky home nightmare for Christchurch woman

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18 March 2015, TVNZ One News – Leaky homeowners desperate for action against classing makers

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18 March 2015, New Zealand Herald – Leaky home victim urges others to join class action

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16 March 2015, The Dominion Post – 400 Home Owners in Lawsuit

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10 March 2015, Sharechat – Law firm puts out feelers for class action against cladding manufacturers.

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9 March 2015, Lawfuel – Auckland lawyer’s planned $100 million class action.

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9 March 2015, Scoop – Registrations for $100 million plus class action.

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9 March 2015, TVNZ One News – Law Firm seeks interest in class action over cladding.

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9 March 2015, Newstalk ZB. Lawyer Adina Thorn talks about a possible plaster cladding class action.

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9 March 2015, National Business Review. Owners of buildings with plaster cladding are being asked to register their interest for a proposed class action at goodcladding.co.nz.

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9 March 2015, Stuff. Owners of buildings with plaster cladding are being asked to register their interest for a proposed class action at goodcladding.co.nz.

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1 February 2015, Sunday Star Times. Adina Thorn is acting for an owner whose land is being sought for compulsory acquisition by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council under the Public Works Act. The Council project is designed to rehabilitate the Maketu Estuary by turning half of the property in to tidal mudflats. The property has been family owned for 65 years.

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26 May 2014, New Zealand Herald, Property acquisitions for the Auckland City Rail Link are well underway. Public Works Act specialist lawyer Adina Thorn comments on valuation differences and the difficulty commercial property owners are facing finding suitable and comparable business premises.

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13 May 2014, New Zealand Herald, Property specialist lawyer Adina Thorn acts for many property owners facing land acquisitions under the Public Works Act. She often sees land owners presented with prices lower than their true value.

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23 February 2014, Sunday Star Times, Leaky building expert lawyer Adina Thorn says council’s refusal to release documents relating to leaky homes, does not fall within the definitions of their response of legal privilege. This article looks at the current dollar cost to council of the leaky homes crisis.

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9 February 2014, Sunday Star Times, Leaky building lawyer Adina Thorn comments on the next potential crisis to hit apartment blocks – sub-standard fire systems in multi-unit dwellings and the secret settlements to homeowners involving professional fire engineers and the Auckland Council.

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26 January 2014, Sunday Star Times, Adina Thorn exposes a possible cover-up by Auckland Council as to when they first became aware of leaky building issues. Adina Thorn speaks of her experience winning settlements for leaky building owners.

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9 October 2013, Newstalk ZB, Adina Thorn is interviewed by Larry Williams in relation to a landmark leaky building claim between Auckland Council and Unitec and AUT campus apartment owners. Adina Thorn had successfully argued that the apartment owners were eligible for the Financial Assistance Package (FAP) after the Council had originally denied their eligibility on a technicality.


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7 October 2013, Landmark Financial Assistance Package decision goes against Auckland Council

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23 August 2013, Newstalk ZB, Adina Thorn comments on Auckland Transport’s property acquisition for the Auckland City Rail Link

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29 July 2013, SCOOP, Advice for Christchurch homeowners that may be affected by issues with Council consenting processes

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18 April 2013, NZ Herald. Adina Thorn comments on Ministry of Education legal action against James Hardie for leaky school buildings.

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12 April 2013, Southland Times. Adina Thorn represents owners in major Queenstown leaky home claim.

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11 March 2013, Adina Thorn discusses the cost of leaky homes to ratepayers’, National Business Review.

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10 November 2012, Adina Thorn comments on leaky home class action group

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10846306


31 May 2012, Adina Thorn was expert guest speaker at Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Seminar

29 July 2011 SCOOP

http://business.scoop.co.nz/2011/07/29/leaky-homes-package-to-drive-up-building-costs/


17 Mar 2010, NZ Herald

Leaky homes cases delay


27 Feb 2010, NZ Herald

‘Cancer’ of leaky home has couple reeling


27 January 2011, Press Release

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27 January 2011, TV3

http://www.3news.co.nz/Claim-launched-against-leaky-homes/tabid/423/articleID/196191/Default.aspx


Roofing Association NZ 2010 Conference Report

“Defensive roofing” – try to avoid claims (2mb pdf download)

 

 
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