Book Launch: Rottenomics

Where: Vic Books Pipitea, Ground Floor Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay

Date: Tuesday 8th of October

Time: 5.30pm

All welcome, no rsvp required.


About the book:

For over a quarter century our building industry, economy and Government have failed to provide this basic guarantee: new buildings will not rot. Leaky buildings are the result of an unfortunate confluence of industrial, legislative, historical and cultural factors. Collectively, these elements stubbornly continue to defy a full and final resolution.

Featuring personal stories of homeowners faced with insurmountable repair costs of hundreds of thousands to their `dream home', often leading to sickness, depression and financial loss. And revealed for the first time, a withheld government report from which the author extrapolates the total cost of leaky dwellings at over $47 billion.

Rottenomics is an engaging expose into a national crisis that refuses to go away.

About the author:

Peter Dyer is a freelance journalist based in Wellington who has written for the Winters Express,, the Manawatu Standard and North & South.