Auckland activist Penny Bright has won a brief delay to the forced sale of her home.
A High Court judge has granted a short term interim injuction, giving Ms Bright three more days to prepare her case seeking a halt to the sale.
The High Court is managing the forced sale of Ms Bright's home to recover 11 years of unpaid rates, penalties and legal costs amounting to more than $34,000.
Ms Bright said she bought her home for $145,000 in 1990. It now has a rating valuation of $1.04 million.
Tenders are closing at 4pm today but Justice Woodhouse said there would be no adverse effect on the council in allowing Ms Bright more time to prepare her paperwork.