Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Revaluation objection period extended for Red Zoners

Revaluation objection period extended for Red Zoners

Owners of Red Zone properties have an extra 10 days to object to their Rating Valuations.

The Christchurch City Council Committee of the Whole decided the extension was warranted following an approach from the Human Rights Commission which raised concerns about the way the revaluations were done in the Red Zone and the added stress for property owners.

The committee’s recommendation will go to the full Council meeting on Thursday 8 May for ratification. In the interim Red Zone property owners can go ahead and lodge their late objections which will be processed once the full Council signs off on the time extension.

The objection period for the city’s first post-earthquake valuation of more than 160,000 properties officially ended on Monday 28 April. Red Zoners now have until 12 May to lodge objections to their Rating Valuations.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the revaluation process complied with strict rules laid down by the Valuer General, but the Council is also mindful of the issues facing property owners in the Red Zone.

“We understand how upsetting it is for Red Zoners who disagree with the results of the recent city-wide revaluation, or are worried about loss of equity where there has been a major drop in the value of their property.

“Given the points raised by the Human Rights Commission, we are opting to exercise the discretion we have under a clause in the Rating Valuations Regulations. This allows us to extend the date for lodging objections to Red Zone property values.”

Note: Despite the extension to the objection deadline, the basis for objections remains unchanged. Under the methodology adopted for the Rating Valuation, property owners cannot object solely on the grounds of earthquake damage.

For more information on the revaluation visit: www.ccc.govt.nz/revaluation


- ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

TV3 Videos: Key's Flip-Flop Over Whale Oil Texts | Slater
Reaction: Greens
Dim-Post Link: The Very Odd Slightly Left Of Centre

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.

Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.

Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

White Ribbon Day: Govt Resumes Sexual Violence Trial Proceedings Work

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal process. The Law Commission will revisit its previous work on alternative pre-trial and trial processes to identify options for improving complainants’ experience in court. More>>

ALSO:

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Rick Ellis As Te Papa’s New CEO

The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism. Much of it has been inspired by the suspicion that Ellis has been hired to pursue the same purely commercial goals as he did at TVNZ, while similarly neglecting the serious cultural side of his mandate. More>>

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news