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I am a pensioner living in a rural zone. My neighbour has
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In Wellington, Our neighbours had damage done in the
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We have a boundary hedge neighbouring two properties which
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My husband and I own 39 hectares of land which has a 7 wire
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There is a row of trees along a boundary between us & the neighbour.
there is a row of trees along a boundary between us & the neighbour. The actual surveyed line crosses through the trees on one end of the row. The neighbour has just been in & cut down these trees wit… read more
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Hi there I have a house in christchurch. One side of the fence
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We are on the upside of our neighbours, separated only by a
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we bought are property form our neighbour who subdivided.
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Hi, We discovered after a boundary survey that the existing
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