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Quake Outcasts Win Again In Court of Appeal

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 3:53 pm | Quake Outcasts

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery & Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority [2017] NZCA 332 More >>

Quake Outcasts – Fresh High Court Proceedings

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 4:25 pm | Quake Outcasts

This afternoon the Quake Outcasts group filed new proceedings in the High Court at Christchurch against the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. More >>

Government's Discriminatory Red Zone

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:54 am | Quake Outcasts

After 3 years of legal battle the government has now agreed to make full offers to commercial and vacant land owners whose properties were illegally red-zoned. However it decided to single out self-insured homeowners and offers nothing for their homes. More >>

Government's Red Zone Process Completely Wrong

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:20 am | Quake Outcasts

Cera and the government's belated announcement of further delays in their consultation process regarding the Red Zone came as no surprise to the hundreds of homeowners and land owners. More >>

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 10:41 am | Quake Outcasts

Christchurch City Council water and waste manager Mark Christison said in an interview by Radio New Zealand that it's "costly" to maintain essential services in the red zone. He also spoke of "extra cost per property" as being very ... More >>

Quake Outcasts welcome Labour promise to red zoned residents

Monday, 23 June 2014, 12:13 pm | Quake Outcasts

On the 3rd anniversary of the first "red zone" announcement Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise to treat all red zoned residents equally- by offering to buy their land and homes for 100 percent of the 2007 rating valuation. More >>

CERA will not revise offer until case on red zone finalised

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 10:21 am | Quake Outcasts

Today CERA CEO Roger Sutton announced that his organisation will not consider a revised offer until the Supreme Court case examining the legality of the "red zone" is finalised. More >>

Quake Outcasts granted leave to appeal in the Supreme Court

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 9:53 am | Quake Outcasts

Late yesterday afternoon the Supreme Court granted Quake Outcasts' application for appeal. The hearing dates are set for 29 and 30 July. More >>

Quake Outcasts on Judith Collins' UN remarks

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 11:22 am | Quake Outcasts

During the 18th Session of the UN Universal Periodic Review for human rights currently ongoing in Geneva, the government representative Judith Collins made some remarks which were untrue. More >>

Updates in Wellington and Geneva

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 4:28 pm | Quake Outcasts

Today at the Human Rights Commission in Wellington the Quake Outcasts updated Embassies from around the world about its concerns about how they have been treated by the Government. More >>

Quake Outcasts on Court of Appeal Win

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 3:38 pm | Quake Outcasts

Today the Court of Appeal made its judgement on the case of David vs Goliath. The government was previously found by the High Court that the red-zoning and 50% land-only offer to Quake Outcasts members unlawful. More >>

Quake Outcasts on High Court Win, Tuesday 27-08-13

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 9:39 am | Quake Outcasts

Quake Outcasts Welcome the Decision of the High Court Declaring the Red-Zoning and the Subsequent Buyout Offer Unlawful More >>

NZ Post Stopping Mail Service

Friday, 5 July 2013, 10:35 am | Quake Outcasts

New Zealand Post will permanently stop mail delivery to the residents in the government-designated Residential Red Zone (RRZ) in Christchurch after 31-July. In its letter to residents the state-owned company cites safety concerns for its employees arising from unsafe ... More >>

Quake Outcasts Welcome Red Zone Deadline Extensions

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 12:47 pm | Quake Outcasts

The government and CERA confirmed they are now allowing extensions for red zone homeowners who accepted their offer but cannot meet the move-out deadline, with some "strict criteria" in place. More >>

Coercive Moves Disguised as "Workshops"

Saturday, 18 May 2013, 3:24 pm | Quake Outcasts

Christchurch- The government, through CERA and the quake organisation CanCern released a letter to Canterbury residential "red zone" residents. The letter suggests there will be "workshops" for people to "discuss their concerns" ... More >>

Quake Outcasts Takes Government to High Court

Thursday, 2 May 2013, 2:57 pm | Quake Outcasts

Forty owners of vacant land and uninsured properties in red zones, will file judicial review proceedings in the High Court at Christchurch at 2.15pm, Wednesday 1 May. More >>

Minister’s decision on red zone properties condemned

Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 4:34 pm | Quake Outcasts

The revelation that the Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee ignored CERA’s recommendation to extend the same purchase terms to all red zoned property owners, “ has come as a huge shock and disappointment to our members” says Ernest Tsao, a spokesperson ... More >>

Quake Outcasts Response to Minister Brownlee's Remarks

Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 6:43 pm | Quake Outcasts

Christchurch- The red zone saga continues with Gerry Brownlee's latest outrageous 'offer' to 'assist' red zoned vacant land, uninsured, and commercial property owners. More >>

Court Action Pending to Correct Abomination to Justice

Thursday, 13 September 2012, 12:52 pm | Quake Outcasts

The government is doing a disservice to quake affected homeowners, first by red zoning and preventing them from carrying out repairs, then by offering to take their properties in exchange for peanuts. Threats of cutting off power and water to residents who ... More >>

Red Zone Woes Go To Parliamentary Petition

Monday, 3 September 2012, 1:33 pm | Quake Outcasts

Christchurch- Quake Outcasts, a group of homeowners in the infamous residential red zones is presenting a Parliamentary petition to Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel on the second anniversary of the 4th of September 2010 earthquake outside the Wainoni ... More >>