September 29, 2016

Christchurch City Council chief executive Karleen Edwards says LIMs should not be wordsmithed by committee.

Controversial coastal hazards notations will stay on affected Christchurch property records, and they don't need to be fully accurate.

Chief executive Karleen Edwards said the council did not need to change the Land Information Memorandums (LIMs) for properties at risk of flooding or coastal erosion.

"This is not a negotiation process with property owners – or equally, prospective purchasers – about what is included...

August 25, 2016

Coastal flooding and erosion information on Christchurch property records will be urgently reviewed, but it is not soon enough for residents who have threatened legal action.

The Christchurch City Council, at its meeting on Thursday, stopped short of immediately removing the details from Land Information Memorandum (LIM), despite pleas from residents to do so. The council instead decided to wait for chief executive Karleen Edwards to report back on the issue in two weeks.

A panel of scientific experts has told...

October 6, 2015



Environment Canterbury has recommended to Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee that he extend the re-opened old landfill 100m from the Canterbury coastline.


The recommendation highlights Mr Brownlee’s grip on city and regional council planning documents, and the veracity of coastal hazard reports and policies.


The recommendation by the government-appointed commissioners comes as Christchurch City battles with residents over the tagging of 18,600 land titles on the basis of sea rise risk to coastal p...

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