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Judicial Review of the Red Zone – Post by Quake Outcasts

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One Great Object of Government is Personal Protection and the Security of Property

Quake Outcasts has launched a Judicial Review at the High Court against Gerry Brownlee and Roger Sutton. We are fighting for our right to self-determination of our own land, and full and fair compensation for appropriation by government if we are forced to give up our properties.

If we are successful in court, there will be far reaching and long lasting implications:
Politicians will not be able to infringe on people’s property rights by way of drawing a line on the map. Government will not be able to wiggle out of paying full compensation when they appropriate private property. This affects every New Zealander. This is why everyone who values the fruit of their labour should concern themselves with this case now being brought before the High Court.

We have asked the High Court to:
Declare that the minister’s red zoning decision was unlawful,
Declare that the 50% land-only Rateable Value buy-out offer to some property owners red zoned was unlawful,
Declare that people who wish to remain where they are be supported by essential facilities as permitted by law.

Why we are doing this:
Because red zoning takes away our right to live where we want without being interfered with,
Because red zoning reduces our property values,
Because red zoning takes away the open market for our properties, so we cannot sell if we wanted to,
Because this government forced its low price offer onto us, against the rule of law that guarantees full compensation,
Because this government threatened to cut off essential services (water, power, sewer, roading) to our homes if we do not accept the offer,

A wise American statesman once said “One Great Object of Government is Personal Protection and the Security of Property.”

A government must not be allowed to bully its own people. Join us in the good fight against the biggest bully of our time.

If you would like to donate to this cause follow the link: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1230

Court Hearing Date: 9.30 am , Monday 22 July 2013 – Wednesday 24 July 2013
Location: Christchurch High Court, 282 Durham Street.

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Author: Sarah Miles

Trained as a lawyer, psychotherapist and mediator. My goal is to make my voice heard for the causes in which I believe so as to improve and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable society. I believe in the enormous power of the human spirit and the power within each of us to effect major change. "The only triumph over evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing". https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/

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