Young New Zealand farmers are a threatened breed as the foreign takeover of New Zealand land marches on, says New Zealand First.
The takeover of Synlait Farms in Canterbury by a foreign company is no surprise, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First is calling for a complete halt to sales of New Zealand farmland to non resident foreign buyers.
Rt Hon Winston Peters says the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has again betrayed New Zealanders with the sale of one of the country’s biggest farms to North American interests.
New Zealand First has again called for an immediate freeze on property sales to foreign buyers to avoid a ‘backdoor’ sell out of New Zealand land and homes.
The purpose of this Bill is to provide vital information on the extent of foreign ownership of New Zealand. This Bill proposes a comprehensive register of all foreign owned New Zealand land. The register will record names and nationalities, the amount and value of land, and the regions in which the land is situated. Purchasers will provide the information for the register. The register is intended to be a resource for policy-makers and the general public, who will be able to gauge the extent of foreign landholdings across New Zealand as well as within their own local communities.
New Zealand First deals in facts. Here are three that should cause alarm to all Kiwis.
Fact 1: Foreign nationals are buying up many of our farms and residential properties.
The time is long overdue for the introduction of a comprehensive register of foreign ownership of New Zealand land, says New Zealand First.
Expansion plans by the new Chinese owners of the former Crafar farms is a step towards smashing the dream of young New Zealanders owning their own farms.
New Zealand First says Fonterra’s arrogant attitude towards domestic milk pricing has created a hostile public climate that the government is now exploiting to help foreign owned dairy companies.