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2007/053: A dispute in relation to the waiving of the requirement to provide tempered hot water in a house alteration

Note: The decisions in this Determination were confirmed on appeal to the District Court. See: Morresey v Palmerston North City Council (District Court, Palmerston North, 11 August 2008, CIV-2007-454-000463).

Appeal judgment [PDF 416 KB]

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