A call has gone out to Gerry Brownlee to be completely transparent in revaluations which will take place for some red zoned properties.
New independent valuations for red zoned homes have been ordered on around 1,800 properties bought by the Crown after the earthquakes.
The majority of those were classified as repairable by insurance companies - despite the land being unfit to rebuild on.
It's led some to claim the Government is looking to profit on the sale of some of those properties.
The Earthquake Recovery Minister says the valuers were needed to assist the Crown in responding to those repair offers.
Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network spokesman Mike Coleman says all concerns would be alleviated if they were open about the process.
"Be as open and as transparent as possible, reveal all the valuations of the homes that you're doing so all of the red zoners who you've purchased homes off can truly believe that you have not made money off the most affected homes in the city."
Mr Coleman says they just want transparency.
"It does seem underhanded, and it's certainly not open.
"They need to come clean on this and just explain to red zoners what are the valuations they are getting on these homes and be open so folk aren't feeling bitter and angry out in the suburbs."
He says he doesn't buy that valuers were needed to assist the Crown.
"They want full market value so they can get the most out of their negotiation with their insurance companies. It just shows it's a hypocritical approach."
Photo: Gerry Brownlee (Getty Images)