This week the Government announced a support package for the families trapped in the “as-is” nightmare. This issue promises to be the next “leaky homes” debacle for this City. This Press article covered the issue quite well https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/115016204/government-to-pay-for-failed-repairs-to-earthquakehit-canterbury-homes.
What is annoying is that many of these houses have had insurance pay-outs and yet the State has to pay again. The people who took the insurance money and sold the house “as-is” have benefitted, and the State has been left with the bill, again. It really is a worry when these things happen, but full credit to the Minister for getting this policy through.