Ali Jones leads Southern Response protest

Last updated 11:31 29/11/2013
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Frustrated Southern Response policy holders will protest outside the company's Addington offices on Monday morning.

Protest organisers Steve Gurney and Councillor Ali Jones planned the protest as a way for people to "band together" and voice their concerns.

Gurney moved to Queenstown after his Christchurch home was red-zoned and red-stickered.

Since telling his story on television in October, Gurney has been contacted by more than 50 people all with stories of frustration about Southern Response and project managers Arrow.

"The folks who have mustered the courage and energy to track me down must be the tip of the iceberg," Gurney said.

"The protest is a chance for everyone to stand up for their rights, together with their supporters."

Jones and her family have also been out of their home for two years and in the lead up to October's local government elections she campaigned as an advocate for residents with earthquake-related issues.

She was concerned that unreasonable delays and poor communication with policy holders were not being addressed.

"There are no consequences for Southern Response when delays and lack of progress continues."

People will be gathering at Southern Response's Show Pl offices from 7am on Monday.

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