Probably a question for @chorusNZ, but who pays when this happens?
Landlord engaged a fencing contractor to replace a broken fence post out the front of the house. Contractor discovers the hard way that the guys who installed fibre not only didn't put it in conduit, but ran it hard up against the fencepost, only a few cm under the surface.
Who pays? Chorus? Landlord? Fencing guy? Minimum wage installers from UCG who didn't bother to trench it properly in the first place?