Posts tagged "Farmland"

Govt to reveal plan for foreigners buying NZ farmland

[28 November/ Radio New Zealand] Associate Finance Minister, David Parker has announced that the government would reveal its plan to deal with existing applications for foreign purchases of farmland in the next few days. Mr Parker explained that the new approach would be around how existing criteria were applied, rather than changes to the criteria...

‘Crazy’ food imports likely as urban sprawl goes unchecked

[23 October/Stuff] Farmland is being lost as our urban centres grow, particularly Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton. Horticulture NZ Chief Executive Mike Chapman said that between 2001 and 2016 approximately 10,000 hectares of horticultural land was lost, sixty percent of which was in vegetable production and the remainder in produced fruit. Mr Chapman is calling for...