The Earthquake Recovery Minister has faced tough questioning on issues facing Canterbury during an appearance before a parliamentary committee this morning.
Gerry Brownlee outlined the situation over the past 12 months, saying more people appear to be flocking back to earthquake-torn Christchurch and unemployment is the lowest in the country.
Labour MP Ruth Dyson asked Mr Brownlee how people who live in the green zone but have red stickered houses are supposed to feel safe in their own homes.
She says some people who live in those houses have faced threats of huge fines and court action if they move home, despite the houses having no damage.
Mr Brownlee says he is aware of the situation and has promised to keep the people affected informed.
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