Govt ordered to reconsider 'red zone' offers in split Supreme Court ruling

Thu, 12 Mar 2015

By Paul McBeth March 13 (BusinessDesk) - The government's offer to pay half the 2007 rateable value to uninsured properties and bare land in Christchurch's 'red zone' has been declared unlawful and the Crown has been asked to reconsider, in a split decision by the Supreme Court. In a judgment released today, Justices John McGrath, Susan Glazebrook and Terence Arnold upheld decisions in the lower courts, saying the government circumvented the appropriate response by not developing a recovery plan, and that the purchases couldn't lawfully b...

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