Fifty houses in district declared unsafe

9:43 pm on 8 September 2010

Waimakariri District Council says 1100 properties in its jurisdiction have been assessed and 50 have been declared unsafe.

The 50 properties have not all been condemned but will require significant work before they can be reoccupied.

Council chief executive Jim Palmer says business owners have been allowed into central Kaiapoi to tidy and repair their premises.