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    Flavour Fiasco

    How much garlic is too much garlic? According to one Thames man, there’s no such thing and garlic pita breads are doing garlic lovers a complete mis-service with their outrageous attempts at adding the herb. We conduct our own very unscientific taste test and ask the companies involved how they decide how much garlic to include.

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    Sunny Outlook

    Northland might be known for its sunshine, but a couple of residents were feeling very blue over their treatment by solar panel company The Solar Company. Two couples paid The Solar Company tens of thousands of dollars for solar panels that it never supplied or installed, indeed its owner was last seen enjoying the sun in far off countries like Thailand. We highlighted this issue in July, and thanks to our story a number of top notch solar companies have come forward to get these unhappy customers smiling again. Fair to say the grey clouds have been blown away thanks to Fair Go and some Kiwi kindness.

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    White Gold

    Since the beginning of time, we humans have searched for the secret to looking and feeling younger. The latest products to promise all that and more are collagen supplements – whether via powder, pills or potions. Collagen supplements are so hot right now – claiming to give you healthier skin, nails and positively bouncing joints. But do they? We talk to experts on both sides.

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    Peeling Problems

    We go into bat for a car owner whose vehicle’s paint is peeling off faster than a cricketer’s burnt nose. The car’s only eight years old; a paint job should last at least 10 – longer if you treat it right. The car owner says he’s done everything right but the manufacturer is refusing to take any responsibility saying it’s outside the 3 year warranty. Is three years really fair for this kind of problem? We take a look and give tips on how to keep your car looking like a masterpiece rather than a mess.

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    Power Imbalance

    No matter where you live in Aotearoa, or who you live with, the cost of power is something we can all relate to. It’s certainly a huge source of complaints to Fair Go. But Christchurch woman Belinda Foster is complaining for good reason – her bill for a month was eight thousand dollars. Yes, you read right. According to her electricity supplier she was using a thousand dollars of power a day. In her home. How you might ask? So did Belinda. We go looking for answers.

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    A Heart-warming Homecoming

    Two years ago a botched roofing job saw rain pouring into Renee’s house and that was just the beginning of her troubles. Fights with the builder and her insurance company left her feeling broken and bruised – emotionally and financially. Earlier this year we did a story highlighting her plight, and offers of help came flooding in. Now we’re back as Renee sees her made over house for the first time; this is Fair Go and the Kiwi spirit at its best. Spoiler alert – this is a tear jerker.

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    Sparking Solutions

    We’re in Gore with a couple who’ve been driven round the bend by some faulty spark plugs and a Dunedin garage’s refusal to do the right thing. Fortunately a call from Fair Go gets everyone working towards the right solution. This is worth a watch for Jordyn Rudd in country attire alone.

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