NZ campaign to stop land sales to foreigners

ABC Radio, New Zealanders try to Save the Farm

NZ Herald
Auckland lawyer Tony Bouchier says his telephone has been ringing red hot with support for a campaign to stop New Zealand farms being sold to overseas owners.

The Save the Farms Group says foreign buyers are lining up from all countries to buy New Zealand land...

Hong Kong-based company Natural Dairy is bidding to buy 16 Crafar farms being sold by receivers...

'Save The Farms' spokesman Bouchier said the group wanted a national debate on the issue of overseas ownership of New Zealand land and the Government needed to take urgent action...

Asked about the issue Prime Minister John Key repeated his concerns about large tracts of land being sold off.

"That is part of the economic power base and the economic growth story of New Zealand and I don't think we want to end up in the position where we are tenants in our own land," he told Newstalk ZB.
Bravo. And if our Stable Population Party is concerned about the "loss of vital agricultural farmland and diminished food security" then it will likewise take a stand against foreign ownership. Otherwise, they should logically change their name to the Diminishing Population Party.

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