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We now have approved links on the NZ Pages and M Kiwi websites and these have now started to send us a stream of visitors.

Previously, we just got the odd visit off the links on Google but those are buried deep on that monster website as is always the case for a new website.

Right now, just around 100 visits a day are reading our pages but it is a start and the more people that read these pages the better.

Social media promotion pages follow once we have a web presence to promote, thankyou to all our visitors and supporters.

David Welch – Kerikeri lawyer

It is impossible to state how badly we were served by lawyer David Welch. He appears to have retired or, like Ian Knox, may be deceased, he is no longer listed as a lawyer in New Zealand.

Not knowing anyone in Kerikeri we had asked Ian Knox to recommend a lawyer to act for us in the purchase of Killara. Looking back, this wasn’t our greatest decision but really it shouldn’t have mattered.

David Welch, however acted more as an agent of Ian Knox rather than protecting our position as his clients.

He must have been aware of the contamination of horticultural lands but said nothing to us. He failed in his duty to protect our interests.

We did include him in the lawsuit we filed in the High Court and had to withdraw following the fire that destroyed Killara and the evidence of the contamination at the property which was vital to our case. He may also have been involved in that fire with Ian Knox.




David Welch Lawyer - Kerikeri Reviews in Kerikeri

Welcome to new site, VERSION 2!

This site shows how New Zealand actually deals with contaminated land!

Version 2 was essential since IAG had complained to Google about the content of the the old 100-nz website. This forced Google to block some visitors to the website.

We now have a brand NEW and more focused URL – which will generate more interest in reading the shocking content of our site.

The main point of our website is the effect of KIWI GREED!

Property is expensive in NZ, if an owner discovers that their property is on contaminated land, the traditional way of dealing with it is to say nothing and sell it as soon as possible to some other unsuspecting victim! Take their money and laugh your way to the bank whilst ignoring the blood on their hands!

That sounds OK but, and it is a BIG BUT, they may be literally KILLING the VICTIMS that bought the land!

To sell, you cannot disclose the contamination since that reduces the chance of sale to near zero and the price dramatically – nobody wants to lose the investment they have in their home!

Estate agents do not disclose the contamination, a really attractive piece of contaminated property is a cash cow for the agent, it can be sold repeatedly as each buyer discovers the contamination. Quick sales with high commission rates.

Areas like Kerikeri, almost all of which is on ex-orchard land, with loads of contaminated properties are estate agent heaven due to the Resource Management Act which passes the responsibility for remediating the land onto the current owner of the land (even if innocent parties).  Sell the house, take the commission and repeat endlessly!

In our case, the original polluter was the Government itself, followed by the farmer they gave the land to who actually did nothing wrong. He sprayed Lead Arsenate on the land endlessly trying to save his crop with the full approval of the NZ Government. No checks or controls existed on the use of this deadly cheical. Many countries had banned the use of Lead Arsenate long before our land was first farmed, NZ didn’t ban it until 1988!

GREED takes over, you sell your contaminated property, get your money back, pass on the problem, IGNORE the fact you may KILL the people who buy your house, after all, the seller’s logic states, they too can just sell it and move on!

The experiences we suffered illustrate how the system works, we were the unsuspecting victims, we refused to sell our contaminated property without disclosing the issue, we published what was happening and this site details what happened to us after we took that decision!

We did the right thing, we do not regret taking that decision but it really was a wasted effort. ASB bank eventually bankrupted us, they sold the land WITHOUT disclosing the contamination even through we supplied them with our detailed test results. New owners built a new house roughly where Killara stood.

We have pulled no punches, named names and firms. Detailed the disgusting actions of the NZ Government who hide behind the law they apparently created to allow them to escape responsibility for their actions.

LEARN! Take great care before you buy a house in New Zealand, it could literally KILL you!