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Fair Go: March 12

Published: 2:58PM Wednesday March 12, 2014 Source: Fair Go

Damage disputes
Reporter: Amy Kelley

Renting a vehicle is part and parcel of going on holiday - arguably the best way to get around and see the sights. But there's so much room for things to go wrong.

We show you how to protect yourself and reveal a little-known way of challenging disputed damage charges to your credit card afterwards.

Compost, potting mix, and Legionnaires' disease
Reporter Hannah Wallis

Kiwi gardeners continue to be at risk from Legionnaires' disease, an entirely preventable condition, thought to be contracted in most cases from compost and potting mix.

In Christchurch, there's been a successful public awareness raising campaign run by Canterbury DHB, involving local garden centres, Oderings.

But Fair Go believes the garden industry itself could make bag warnings and instructions much clearer and more effective. We also show you how to stay safe when handling potting mix and compost. 

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