20 Jul 2014

Resident takes aim at council over slip

1:07 pm on 20 July 2014

A resident in the Wellington suburb of Kingston wants the council to bear some of the financial load of removing condemned houses after a huge slip.

The first of several houses condemned after last June's slip, have been demolished, with the next due to be knocked down on Monday.

The owners of a third house are negotiating with insurers, but the future of an uninsured house is uncertain.

Jacqui Booth, whose house neighbours the slip, said although a report has exempted the council from responsibility, the residents cannot handle all the cost.

And a Wellington city councillor said council staff need to meet with residents to resolve their concerns.

Councillor Paul Eagle said the residents were not happy with a report which found the city council was not to blame for the slip.