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Hi Chris,I appreciate reading your responses to other questions about retaining walls, slips, subsidence, and I have an issue I'd like your advice with as well.I'm buying a section in Wellington that … read more
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My Wife and I own 5 hectares of land in south Wairarapa . On
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Im going to divorce with my kiwi husband.we are separated
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Our apartment block at basement level is being flooded by what
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We have a new neighbour, who recently bought a very large section
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Hi, Can you advise where I can find the Government Statute
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we bought house 3months ago.has creek flowing over fence were
we bought house 3months ago.has creek flowing over fence were told flooding had gone to back of garage 3 times in 15 years . it has flooded our yard and garage waste deep 3 times in 15 days. water up … read more
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can a neighbour create, with council permission, a road with
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My neighbour owns a section of road over which we have a right
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Hi, Our neighbour is in the process of subdividing, (we are
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