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The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones by Andrea Newman



We have just launched our website. This website tells our story in minute detail. You can see all the correspondence we have had with various officials, links to media such as Campbell Live, More FM, The Press etc. You can see how we are being treated, how CERA are bullying us to accept their unjust offer, how Gerry Brownlee is refusing to meet with us, and how our Prime Minister conveniently ignores our letters. There’s over 70 documents linked on The Details tab. On our supporters page we have listed all your comments from the petition, there’s over 800 comments! From last Friday, everyone signing the petition will automatically send an email straight to John Keys inbox.

We really want people to know our story, please forward our website to your friends and colleagues to check out for themselves, there’s a link to the petition on the home page. The evidence put up for all to see is a damning indictment of our current government’s actions. We will update it daily with news on our plight as we count down to the deadline of 31 March 2013.

On behalf of the Red Section Owners, thank you so much for your support.

This message is from Andrea Newman, who started the petition “The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones.”

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Author: Sarah-Alice Miles

Love to write, create and watch the clouds move across the sky - these days in the Netherlands. 'Art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time'.

2 thoughts on “The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones by Andrea Newman

  1. After looking at the history of private property rights…

    1. The concept of Private Property preceded the concept of Government. Government was originally created (in great part) in order to protect Private Property

    2. Precedents in places like the U.S. show that when any Authority is given the power to rezone property, and when that rezoning then causes a loss of value or loss of amenity, then that authority becomes compensate the owner for any loss resulting from the rezoning.

    After the eathquakes, arbitrary broad brush strokes (red zoning) has been done with no regard to individual properties, individual households or individual circumstances.
    It was lazy and a “just red zone any problem areas” approach has been taken.
    Existing laws were used to apply s124 properties (The Housing and Building Act) anda new act (CERA Act) was hastily invented to red zone properties. I believe this was done to circumvent the perfectly good pre-existing Public Works Act, under which property could be compulsorily aquired by the Crown, but which stated that Market Value compensation be paid.
    Furthermore the Rateable Value website used to state that ratable values were not an indicator of Market Values and a visit to the property was required to appraise its Market Value. I have the screenshot to prove this as this paragraph has since been removed.


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