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Could you please advise if you are going to be able to give
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I am a pensioner living in a rural zone. My neighbour has
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In 2002 we bought a beach side property in Timaru with the
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Our home was built in the 1950's in a coastal environment,
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Hi, We have a boundary fence along the west side of our section,
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As a result of a Dispute Tribunal in 2008, my neighbour was
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Hi, We discovered after a boundary survey that the existing
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