Garth Bray

07:39
Zane Hunt purchased downloads in Australia, but can't use them in New Zealand.

Passionate gamer left frustrated by PlayStation's rules on downloaded content when moving countries

Zane Hunt feels like the one who got played by PlayStation because he can't shift all he paid for in Australia back to NZ.

05:17
It is common courtesy to leave a note if you accidently scrape or dent someone's parked car. Some think they're above the law.

'I always have to chase them' - pursuing the roadside carnage culprit

It is common courtesy to leave a note if you accidentally scrape or dent someone's parked car. Some think they're above the law.

05:12
The Martin Jetpack may be the stuff of childhood dreams, but it is also the cause of a neighbourly nightmare down south.

Kiwi inventiveness and ingenuity shatters the tranquillity of country life

The Martin Jetpack may be the stuff of childhood dreams, but it is also the cause of a neighbourly nightmare down south.

07:33
The average New Zealander eats 15 pies each year, collectively we scoff 66-million.

'How's that going to feed me?' - company supplying meat pies to supermarkets which aren't actually pies

The product was a six pack of Westie Mince +Cheese purchased from a Countdown.

03:23
Some strange goings-on in Auckland's posh suburb of Remuera have got one resident feeling perplexed.

Chorus says sorry for digging up Auckland woman's driveway entrance

Fair Go solved the mystery of who made a mess outside the home of Sharon Cross.

05:06
Mario Gregor was bemused to be given a fine despite purchasing a ticket to park in a council spot.

Motorcyclist surprised by parking fine - which he got after paying for parking

The man parked in a regular car park - and that's not allowed by Wellington City Parking Services.

02:09
The Government has set higher standards that will affect businesses testing and cleaning meth residue.

The P epidemic has left its mark in houses throughout NZ, but has the clean-up been over zealous?

The Government has set higher standards that will affect businesses testing and cleaning meth residue.

08:20

Have you ever wondered what's really in a glass of milk?

Anchor blue top milk will soon be labelled "standardised" following a Fair Go story that looks into the way our milk is made.

07:13
Southern Cross Travel Insurance has apologised for the incident, saying it was a unique situation they have learnt from.

'Insulting and distressing' - amputee's prosthetic leg considered 'baggage' by insurance company

"They're a part of my identity and a part of my independence," Sarah said.

07:57
It is the reason more and more people are installing monitored alarms, but are they really being monitored?

How do you ensure you're getting the peace of mind you've paid for from alarm monitoring companies?

The sad truth is for many of us, buying and installing a burglar alarm may be no guarantee of beating the bad guys.

03:33
Despite at least 23 years of secure, encrypted trading, people are still getting ripped off online.

Fair Go's guide to how not to get burned shopping online

Fair Go and Netsafe see plenty of complaints from Kiwis who have been stung shopping online.

03:55
Garth Bray hears from people who had products turn up that they didn’t order.

Fair Go investigates the company selling blackhead masks with a very dodgy sales trap

Fair Go is peels off the mask to inspect one of the companies promoting these products.

05:40
We go in search of a landscaper and convicted fraudster who's made a business out of leading people down the garden path.

Fair Go probe sees Corrections launch investigation into convicted fraudster and gardener

Guy Silcock has left a string of unhappy customers over work that sometimes has not even been started.

07:06
Vero has relied on ground penetrating radar data it commissioned to support its position for two-and-a-half years.

Rebuild delays continue as Vero doubts its own experts

Vero has relied on ground penetrating radar data it commissioned to support its position for two-and-a-half years.

06:52
If bookings go wrong, are you up to speed on what rights you have? Fair Go helps you out.

Do you know your flight rights? You might be surprised what they are

If bookings go wrong, are you up to speed on what rights you have? Fair Go helps you out.

01:57
The stress of insurance claims could hopefully be eased.

EQC money may come sooner for Kaikoura quake victims

Insurers have announced a new and simpler process for homes hit by the quake.

06:56
A buyer who bought a car from overseas had it certified as safe for NZ roads – only to later discover is had serious question marks over previous repairs.

NZTA admits botched safety investigation after AA error

A mistake with a crucial safety check has cost the AA several thousand dollars and prompted NZTA to offer an embarrassing apology to a young driver.

01:37
Up to 300,000 cars on NZ roads have a type of airbag that has failed overseas, a Fair Go investigation has discovered.

Airbag issues could now cost your car a WoF

If you drive a used car that came from Japan in the past 18 months, there's a chance it'll fail its WoF check even if everything else appears sweet.

09:19

Investigation: 300,000 faulty airbags to be recalled in NZ

Fair Go discovers one in 10 cars on NZ roads has a type of airbag inflator that has failed overseas.

06:20
We check out an off-road vehicle - 'exclusively designed for our local conditions' - that's off-road for all the wrong reasons.

Farmer's four-wheeled friend? Bev's Polaris Ranger Diesel headaches

Fair Go asks has a Polaris Ranger met its match on Bev Thompson's very muddy and hilly farm?

01:07
Fair Go's Garth Bray on the rules about to come into effect will target all food sales to ensure what's being sold is up to scratch.

'It just seems like overkill' - New food laws could burn street-market bakers

The changes are part of the biggest reform of food laws since the 1980's and have been simmering for 10 years.

07:31
Daniel Nott was hit by a car and, eighteen months later, hit with a bill for damages.

Man hit by a car, then hit with bill years later over damages to said car

Daniel Nott didn't realise when he stepped out in front of a car that he'd still be paying for it five years later. Do we need insurance to cross the road?

06:23
Michael Morris is nearly $70k out of pocket  after a deadly mixture killed his linseed crop.

Chemical cocktail destroys Wanaka farmer's crop, but who's to blame?

Fair Go's Garth Bray investigates how a lethal mix-up resulted in a $67k loss for Michael Morris.

04:45
A Fair Go investigation has found surprising levels of the drug P on banknotes, but that may mean some costly clean ups for homeowners are unjustified.

P test finds NZ banknotes may be the most meth-contaminated currency ever found

Fair Go’s test finds NZ banknotes may be the most P-contaminated currency ever found.

09:07
Fair Go has been investigating the meth detection industry; what we found is disturbing.

The P properties: Fair Go investigates NZ's toxic homes

We shouldn't be waiting another 12 months to see what standards they'll set, writes Garth Bray.

07:47
With cars becoming more and more complex, maybe it’s time we followed California’s suit with a Lemon Law.

Fair Go asks: Do we need a lemon law for new cars?

Nearly 100,000 Kiwis purchased a new car last year, but not all are satisfied.

00:29
Voting is supposed to be anonymous, yet each ballot paper contains a code.

Can John Key find out how I voted in the flag referendum?

Voting is supposed to be anonymous yet each ballot paper carries a QR code.

Insurance

Are we paying too much for insurance?

In NZ, if you buy a life insurance policy for $1500 a year, the advisor who sold it probably just made a 200% commission.

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