Quake Outcasts welcome Labour promise to red zoned residents
Quake Outcasts welcome Labour promise to red zoned
Christchurch, 23 June 2014 - On the 3rd
anniversary of the first "red zone" announcement Quake
Outcasts welcome Labour's promise to treat all red zoned
residents equally- by offering to buy their land and homes
for 100 percent of the 2007 rating valuation.
This is in
stark contrast to the government's discriminatory and
unlawful low-ball offer. Both the High Court and the Court
of Appeal ruled last year in favour of the Quake Outcasts
and pronounced the government's 50 percent land-only RV
offer to be unlawful.
"Labour's latest policy announcement
shows common sense and spirit of fairness. It is fair in the
sense that all residents are treated equally, and that given
any new government will inherit the red zone mess left
behind by the National government, a policy that addresses
the discrimination issue is a huge step forward." Quake
Outcasts Co-spokesperson Ernest Tsao says.
Court is due to hold a hearing to determine whether the
residential "red zone" was lawfully established on 29th and
30th of July.
Quake Outcasts New Zealand– Association
for the Earthquake Affected Homeowners
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