Red zone not unlawful – but offers were


In its decision in Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery & anor v Fowler Developments Ltd & ors [2013] NZCA 588 the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court decision that “red-zoning” was unlawful but agreed with the High Court that the offers made to land owners and uninsured red zone home owners were unlawful.  The Crown is to reconsider its offers