CERA will not revise offer until case on red zone finalised
CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone
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
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."
Outcasts members are confident that Supreme Court will rule
in their favour and affirm private property rights in New
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