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Overseas Investment Act

Government says ACT's call for build-to-rent accommodation to be exempt from the foreign buyers ban is unnecessary and will open the door to speculators
13th Jul 21, 12:41pm
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Government says ACT's call for build-to-rent accommodation to be exempt from the foreign buyers ban is unnecessary and will open the door to speculators
Government introducing a national interest test for foreign investment, to stop strategically important companies being snapped up by foreign buyers at bargain basement prices
13th May 20, 5:17pm
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Government introducing a national interest test for foreign investment, to stop strategically important companies being snapped up by foreign buyers at bargain basement prices
Government to get greater powers to decline foreign investment bids that don't meet a new 'national interest' test, and bids involving strategic assets that wouldn't otherwise need Overseas Investment Office consent
19th Nov 19, 12:48pm
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Government to get greater powers to decline foreign investment bids that don't meet a new 'national interest' test, and bids involving strategic assets that wouldn't otherwise need Overseas Investment Office consent
Government considers requiring overseas investors that apply to buy sensitive assets to meet a 'national interest' test that Ministers can call the shots on
16th Apr 19, 1:30pm
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Government considers requiring overseas investors that apply to buy sensitive assets to meet a 'national interest' test that Ministers can call the shots on
The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill was one of the first bills the Government said it would implement and this week it will likely become law
13th Aug 18, 12:10pm
by Jason Walls
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The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill was one of the first bills the Government said it would implement and this week it will likely become law
ASB data shows the actual number of homes sold to foreign buyers in the year to March 2018 is likely between 11% & 21% nationally, not the 3% reported by Stats NZ  
26th Jun 18, 1:39pm
by Jason Walls
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ASB data shows the actual number of homes sold to foreign buyers in the year to March 2018 is likely between 11% & 21% nationally, not the 3% reported by Stats NZ  
Companies, lobby groups and individuals have been having their say on the Government’s Overseas Investment Amendment Bill. The vibe? Negative
7th Mar 18, 11:58am
by Jason Walls
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Companies, lobby groups and individuals have been having their say on the Government’s Overseas Investment Amendment Bill. The vibe? Negative
BNZ's Tony Alexander describes new government's ban on foreigners buying houses as 'clever', and says it 'aligns NZ with the foreign buying policies of almost all other countries'
3rd Nov 17, 3:39pm
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BNZ's Tony Alexander describes new government's ban on foreigners buying houses as 'clever', and says it 'aligns NZ with the foreign buying policies of almost all other countries'
New government to amend Overseas Investment Act to classify residential housing as 'sensitive' to block non-residents and non-citizens from buying existing residential dwellings
31st Oct 17, 4:24pm
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New government to amend Overseas Investment Act to classify residential housing as 'sensitive' to block non-residents and non-citizens from buying existing residential dwellings
Overseas Investment Office expects ‘complex’ review of Landcorp’s Jericho Farm sale to Chinese bidder due to level of local third party interest
8th Jun 17, 1:44pm
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Overseas Investment Office expects ‘complex’ review of Landcorp’s Jericho Farm sale to Chinese bidder due to level of local third party interest
Overseas Investment Office investigating Trinity Hill vineyard buyer on good character grounds after he pleaded guilty to fraud charges in the US
7th Apr 17, 10:47am
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Overseas Investment Office investigating Trinity Hill vineyard buyer on good character grounds after he pleaded guilty to fraud charges in the US
Alex Tarrant looks into Overseas Investment Minister Mark Mitchell's comment that Stats NZ was doing work to capture 'a lot more' data on land purchases by foreigners
31st Mar 17, 9:31am
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Alex Tarrant looks into Overseas Investment Minister Mark Mitchell's comment that Stats NZ was doing work to capture 'a lot more' data on land purchases by foreigners
Labour hits out at overseas investment breach fines; Says document shows OIO investigations since 2011 show 250,000 hectares of sensitive land was illegally sold; Average fine of $8,500 a 'wet bus ticket'
28th Mar 17, 10:36am
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Labour hits out at overseas investment breach fines; Says document shows OIO investigations since 2011 show 250,000 hectares of sensitive land was illegally sold; Average fine of $8,500 a 'wet bus ticket'
No risk of NZers becoming tenants in our own land, LINZ Minister Mark Mitchell says; 'Ratio of land in foreign ownership very small'; Says Stats NZ looking into capturing foreign ownership data outside OIO process
19th Mar 17, 1:20pm
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No risk of NZers becoming tenants in our own land, LINZ Minister Mark Mitchell says; 'Ratio of land in foreign ownership very small'; Says Stats NZ looking into capturing foreign ownership data outside OIO process
Experts call for overhaul of the OIO, saying the non-economic incentives NZ accepts makes us look like a developing country and the cumbersome application process puts off foreign investors
23rd May 16, 12:23pm
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Experts call for overhaul of the OIO, saying the non-economic incentives NZ accepts makes us look like a developing country and the cumbersome application process puts off foreign investors
Chinese investor challenges NZ to stop treating foreign investors as 'privileged'; Calls for OIO to be revamped; Experts question whether Govt has public support to make changes
10th Nov 15, 10:55am
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Chinese investor challenges NZ to stop treating foreign investors as 'privileged'; Calls for OIO to be revamped; Experts question whether Govt has public support to make changes
MFAT says TPP effectively prevents future ban on foreign buying of property; TPP rules also apply to non-TPP countries such as China; TPP also doubles threshold for Overseas Investment Act rules; Labour worried
7th Oct 15, 11:03am
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MFAT says TPP effectively prevents future ban on foreign buying of property; TPP rules also apply to non-TPP countries such as China; TPP also doubles threshold for Overseas Investment Act rules; Labour worried
Oliver Hartwich looks at what NZ ought to do to attract the Ikeas of the world and stop being one of the most expensive places on earth
16th Feb 15, 8:15am
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Oliver Hartwich looks at what NZ ought to do to attract the Ikeas of the world and stop being one of the most expensive places on earth
Crafar Farm sale goes to Supreme Court; Landcorp CEO Chris Kelly eyes possible delay to mid-2013; Says committed to the end
5th Sep 12, 4:27pm
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Crafar Farm sale goes to Supreme Court; Landcorp CEO Chris Kelly eyes possible delay to mid-2013; Says committed to the end
Latest govt approval for Shanghai Pengxin to buy Crafar Farms to be appealed in High Court by Michael Fay-led NZ consortium
27th Apr 12, 12:33pm
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Latest govt approval for Shanghai Pengxin to buy Crafar Farms to be appealed in High Court by Michael Fay-led NZ consortium
Allan Barber assesses what the Crafar Farms saga has taught us. Your view?
23rd Apr 12, 2:47pm
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Allan Barber assesses what the Crafar Farms saga has taught us. Your view?
Labour OK with foreign land purchases as long as new owner lives in NZ, but absentee owners big no-no, finance spokesman Parker says
1st Feb 12, 5:52pm
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Labour OK with foreign land purchases as long as new owner lives in NZ, but absentee owners big no-no, finance spokesman Parker says
Likes of Shania Twain courted to buy NZ farm as debate on overseas investment rules heats up
20th Oct 10, 10:19am
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Likes of Shania Twain courted to buy NZ farm as debate on overseas investment rules heats up