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CERA will not revise offer until case on red zone finalised

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

Christchurch, 4 June 2014 - Today CERA CEO Roger Sutton announced that his organisation will not consider a revised offer until the Supreme Court case examining the legality of the "red zone" is finalised.

Given the track record of this government and Cera this announcement is not surprising to the members of Quake Outcasts New Zealand, whose homes and land were "red-zoned" without due process and were given a coercive low-ball compensation offer.

"This demonstrates the government's complete lack of empathy for people's circumstances and total disregard for long-established western private property rights principles." Quake Outcasts Co-spokesperson Ernest Tsao says.

"The heart of the issue is that the government took away our private property by way of red zoning, and without just compensation." Tsao says. "If the government can un-do red-zoning, there would be no need for compensation. However that is not possible. Therefore the government must pay for what it took."

Quake Outcasts members are confident that Supreme Court will rule in their favour and affirm private property rights in New Zealand.

ENDS

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