Topic: Housing

New Plymouth District Council evicts Brewer

  • North Island: West Coast

In the early hours of the morning, council officials in boiler suits dismantled his driftwood hut.

Brewer, says he couldn't care less that his home has been torn down, however the dubbed hermit who has lived here alone for 16 years says the Council is trying to put him in a square.

In a letter to Brewer, the Council states that his driftwood hut is illegal under laws they outlined.

Also outlined in reports today, was a statement from Council Chief Executive Barbara McKerro claiming the Council have not trespassed Mr Brewer from the beach.

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