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NZPRA expresses concern over further re-zoning of houses

New Zealand Property Rights Association expresses concern over further red zoning of previously green-zoned properties on Port Hills.

By Geof. A. Mead

16 October 2014

On 23/08/14 the Christchurch Press reported that “properties along Quarry Rd, Maffeys Rd, Defender Lane, Cliff St and Deans Head were all green-zoned by the Government but the city council has now decided they are too dangerous to live in and must go”.

“The homes will be bought under the Public Works Act so they can be bulldozed and remedial work done to protect the roads and 21 at-risk properties that lie below them.”

“If compulsory acquisition was required, it would likely be at the 2007 rateable value.”

The 2007 valuation is unlikely to be sufficient to replace a home in 2014 .

The NZPRA believe that if the government proposes to take your land/property, fair and full compensation must be given without conditions and that proper consultation and disclosure is made to the owners of that property.

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Property ownership is the foundation of a free society and the protection of property rights helps ensure the healthy functioning of rule of law in our country.

New Zealand continues a long tradition of constitutional democracy and its precursor dating back to the days when Magna Carta was first introduced in England.

Chapter 29 of the Magna Carta is part of New Zealand Law http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/imperial/1297/0029/latest/DLM10929.html

Based on the principles of the Magna Carta, our society will promote and advance property rights, increase public awareness of property rights, and achieve these by advocacy and education


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