A home for horses in quake-damaged Chch
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 7:49p.m.
Ninety-one-year-old Bill Roberts’ best friends are his horses, but a few years ago he sold the land they all live on.
He did so on the condition that he and his horses could remain on the land until they no longer needed the land or until a suitable replacement could be found.
But the Christchurch earthquakes have meant land is now at a real premium and the new landowner says they could build 2500 homes on Mr Roberts’ land.
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17/09/2012 9:52:15 a.m.
Louise Heather wrote:
Hi John, I have a lovely 14 year old who have asked if she could help John to care for his horses. She would love the opportunity to help him, can you please pass this and my email on to him and if he's keen to call me 0296500638.regards...
21/07/2012 4:34:34 a.m.
Gwelma Stevens wrote:
Despite the need for land, I still think that the original condition must be honoured.
12/07/2012 8:29:55 p.m.
Raewyn Anderson wrote:
John can we please have an update please and let us know what happens!!!! If I've missed it can you email me back and let me know.
7/07/2012 10:50:37 a.m.
i also agree. this is horrid. why is that when you think you are safe by doing it all through legal channels, big orgnaisations with money and influence!!! think they can just shun it aside and do as they please. NZ JUSTICE SYSTEM needs to make sure they do their job FOR ONCE and back the small guy and his legal piece of paper. TV3 please keep this updated and if need be get in the face of it.
7/07/2012 1:08:58 a.m.
shameful - Hope that the developer gets bogged down in the courts for years greedy buggers - where is their respect for their elders!!! Bill is a gentleman who obviously cares for his horses - good on him and well done to those who are fighting for him and those beautiful horses.
7/07/2012 12:37:16 a.m.
Colin Livingstone wrote:
This looks like a form of corporate bullying to me.If the clause of covenants regarding tenure and grazing for the horses was in the sale agreement, then Ngai Tahu's demands are outrageous and illegal.Shameful and requires intervention from the Courts. Well done, TV3.
6/07/2012 9:48:19 p.m.
Alvina Edwards wrote:
I am disappointing and completely ashamed that this has happened this needs to be sorted - money driven not good enough
6/07/2012 7:53:42 p.m.
Honour your agreement Ngai Tahu. This is a shameful and disgraceful thing that you have done. Leave Bill and his horses in peace. We are ashamed of you.
6/07/2012 5:38:18 p.m.
Leave the man and his horses alone and Honor the original agreement. Obviously the new owners are nothing more than a bunch of Greedy, Shameful ignorant bunch of losers who dont know what the meaning behind honor is, The land will still be there in a few more years and worth just as much if not more!!! And people will still be needing it then.
6/07/2012 4:55:35 p.m.
Ngai Tahu, leave the poor old bugger alone! You get to Bill's age and you've earned respect. I think its time that this was shown to Bill and his beautiful horses! I'm backing you Bill.
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