The decision on the fate of almost 1,700 white zoned homes in Christchurch has been announced.
285 have been red zoned and 1,107 have been green zoned.
However there's further frustration for 166 home owners, whose homes remain in the white-zone and require yet more investigation.
Janna Fitzsimmons lives in Avoca Valley Road and has been told today she’s still in the white zone.
She says it's been more than 500 days since the earthquake, and she's incredibly frustrated that today's brought no answers.
Those 166 who remain white-zoned will have to wait several weeks before finding out the fate of their properties.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says assessing risk levels to so many different properties has proven to be a massive task.
"I'm really pleased that so many of the people of the city today have got clarity for those of you who have probably not got the news that you wanted, that your property has gone red, our thoughts are very much with you."
Mr Brownlee says the issues faced by those in the white zone are extremely complex, and there's still a lot more work to be done to provide a decision.
"It also marks, I think, a significant step forward for the wider city because it means that we now have only a very few number of our residential properties with some uncertainty about their future."
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