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My neighbour has a titoki hedge that he planted on my
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We purchased a house 8 yrs ago on a cross lease title, we
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The house at the front of my property is divided by a
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I live in Japan but am from Auckland and have an old house
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We have been neighbours for over 50 years (2 generations) and
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Hi, Does your neighbour have the right to build a deck outside
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i plan to build a high fence (at least 2.5m) 100mm inside my
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