New Zealand [LAND SALES]
The recent purchase of 175 hectares of prime farming land by a Chinese investor has stirred debate about foreign ownership in New Zealand. The Overseas Investment Office decision to approve the sale of 16 farms on the North Island came after the 7,900 hectares of farmland formerly owned by the Crafar farming family empire went into receivership.
The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa has been vocal in opposition to the purchase, concerned that fertile land is being wrested from local control. “The…