Colleen Dick's Project
We have recently completed off the Colleen Dicks Rebuild project in Hobsonville.
Colleen is in her 70's and was one of the first people to successfully sue the council after having a leaky home built for her by some dodgy builders, only to lose the majority of the money she won to the scavenging lawyers. Together with HOBANZ and a number of other sponsors we are rebuilding Colleens house for free, and the project will be covered by TVNZ's Close Up.
We started building the home in October 2010, and even with losing 6 weeks over Christmas when the painter pulled out, we still finished the home on February 4th 2011, and handed it over to Colleen live on prime time TV on Thursday 10th February. Colleen had not seen the home since the frames went up, so it was a huge surprise for her to see the finished product.
You can see the progress of the project by visiting our Facebook page and becoming a fan. If you are not on Facebook, then you can click here to view the album of photos showing the progress of the Rebuild Project.
The house is now complete, and was shown live on Close Up on Thursday 10th February. You can view the show by clicking here