Island owner's leaky battle

A dispute over who should pay for damage to a Bay of Islands beach house caused by a leaky deck will go back to the High Court after a damages claim was initially thrown out.The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by Stephen Graham Lockwood and Wadhman Goodham Trustees (the Lockwood Trustees) against Bostik New Zealand for negligent misstatement.The claim relates to a large three-level house on Motukiekie Island in the Bay of Islands, the only house on the island.

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