PHOTO: MATT SHAND/STUFF A Lakes Boulevard house is loaded onto a truck for removal from the failed building site.
Salvage and removal of the Bella Vista homes has begun in Tauranga.
The first of 16 homes marked for removal is being transported to a yard to be fixed and resold.
Tauranga City Council bought all 21 properties from affected homeowners after problems were found with the builds and missed by council inspectors.
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