We saw the vested interests of a neighbour create a storm of protest about the chopping down of a Kauri tree. The landowners’ rights were ridden roughshod over and the terrorists holding them to ransom won.
Now, in the Village of the Damned, a similar thing is happening.
Residents of a Christchurch subdivision plan to keep using their cars to block the delivery of a controversial house to their neighbourhood.
A relocatable house was due to be delivered to a property in Travis Country Estate in Burwood on Wednesday night, but was a no show after the moving team had problems with a trailer. Residents had parked their cars around the property boundary to prevent access.
Another house was shifted to the site last week, drawing the ire of neighbours, who claimed it breached a covenant in the area.
Resident Kevin King said they would repeat the blocking process as long as they could.
“Most of the residents are overwhelmingly pleased that it didn’t get there last night.
“We’ll keep doing this as long as we can.” Read more »