Man can sue Crown for being negligent neighbour as cliff rockfall continues
The Press, Liz McDonald, Jun 11 2019
A man with rocks and debris falling from unstable cliffs onto his property has been given the go-ahead to sue the Crown as a negligent neighbour.
Steven Young claims red-zoned cliffs next to his Redcliffs property are a safety hazard, with both natural movement and the demolition of clifftop homes above triggering subsidence.
The Crown does not dispute his claim, but says the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act protects it from being sued over the effects of its actions under that law, such as red zoning.