Three days on, Southern Response claimant holds up hunger strike

Three days on, Southern Response claimant holds up hunger strike | Insurance Business

Three days on, Southern Response claimant holds up hunger strike

A Southern Response earthquake insurance claimant, who started a hunger strike outside Southern Response’s office on April 17, is continuing to refuse food three days on.

Homeowner Peter Glasson said he is losing a kilogram a day and is weak and tired but is determined to continue the strike until a resolution is achieved on his claim with Southern Response. He is set to undergo a medical check today.

Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods reportedly asked the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) to broker communication and resolution with Southern Response. RAS is looking at processes that will resolve Glasson’s insurance claim.

Glasson’s family is said to be keen to see a positive outcome from these discussions and are acting entirely in “good faith” in order that Glasson’s hunger strike can end and they can move forward with their lives.

No further comment will be made until there is progress or other developments, the claimant added.

 

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