Judgment: Chch Quake Plan Unlawful on Uninsured Improvements
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF NEW ZEALAND
CA478/2016  NZCA 332
BETWEEN QUAKE OUTCASTS
MINISTER OF CANTERBURY EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CANTERBURY EARTHQUAKE
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
A The appeal is allowed. The substantive judgment and costs judgment of the High Court are set aside.
B The Minister’s decision to approve the Recovery Plan, under which nothing was offered for uninsured improvements, is declared unlawful.
C Leave is reserved for the parties to file further submissions on remedy.
D The respondents will pay the appellant costs for a standard appeal on a band B basis and usual disbursements.
E Costs in the High Court should be fixed there in light of this judgment.