The residents of Henrietta Way in Nelson overlooked the fine print about the ownership of the road when the subdivision was set up in 2005.
Now they're stuck with a $24,000 road repair bill shared between eight households, and want to warn people in similar situations not to make the same mistake they did.
Have you experienced a similar predicament with a private way? Let us know in the comments below.
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PLEASE, come and show your support ! An A4 piece of paper or card with an appropriate polite message would be great !