Foreign investment in Aotearoa/New Zealand


Overseas Investment Office - Decisions

Commentary and Index prepared by CAFCA

(Note: the OIO decisions quoted here can be viewed here.)


January 2010 decisions

Pass The Parcel - Two Degrees Mobile; Aussies Consolidate Control Of Technology Leasing Business; Wealthy Singaporean Needs 2,000 Ha To Reside Here; US Investor Buys Gravitas And Waimea Estate Vineyards; Summary Statistics January 2010

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February 2010 decisions

Kraft Takeover Of Cadbury; 35% Of Matariki Forest Goes To Phaunos; SkyCity Cinema Becomes Aussie-Owned; US Company Takes Over Flock Hill Station Lease; Other February Decisions; Summary Statistics February 2010

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March 2010 decisions

What Next, another Smart move?; Economic chills force Iceland to sell off Versacold; Australian private equity increases shareholding in Seniors Money Intl; Now the Germans want our dairy farms; Queenstowns' Jacks Point properties ownership criteria tightened; US Evangelist to set up in New Zealand

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April 2010 decisions

Aussie private equity fund consolidates holding in Summerset; Aussie takes control of ING property fund; Tegels chickens are still home to roost, as tenants; Bunnings to establish another warehouse; Other April Decisions

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May 2010 decisions

German banking behemoth snaps up Craigs Investment Partners; NAB tries to nab AXA; So how Prudent is this deal?; Another aperitif for AMP, this time it's Aperef; Devonport Naval Base has a "new" leaseholder; Auckland International Airport buys half of Queenstown International Airport; Carlyle Group gains control of Airwork Holdings; Other May Decisions

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June 2010 decisions

US company buys Electropar; And Motion Industries is purchased by the Aussies; Other June Decisions

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July 2010 decisions

AMP Property Trust Restructures; Ownership Of Hirequip Also Restructured; Private Equity Groups Have Pathological Interest In Healthscope; A Confidential Overseas Share Shuffle; Another Overseas Share Shuffle, This Time It's Supermarket Properties; And Another Overseas Share Shuffle, This Time It's Wharekauhau Lodge; Newmont Mining Prepares To Open A Third Mine; Australians To Help Chatham Islands Harness Wind Power; Germans Buy Te Kohi Station And Ikanui; Other July Decisions

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August 2010 decisions

Aussies Buy Glen Arlie And Stoneleigh Forests; And Americans Take Control Of Athlone Forest; Olam Takes Control Of PGG Wrightson's Uruguay Operation; Japanese Buy Cedenco (In Receivership); Carlyle Group Takes Control Of Healthscope; Wattyl Gets New American Owners; RBS Left With The Scraps Of ABN AMRO; Americans Take Control Of Wyuna Station, Glenorchy; Other August Decisions

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September 2010 decisions

Japanese Purchaser Declined (Again); Sky City Increases Shareholding In ChCh Casino To 50%; Lion Breweries Buys Back Newmarket Site; Chinese Grab Controlling Stake In Synlait Milk; Harvard University Snaps Up Big Sky Dairy Farm; Grey Lynn Countdown Property Sold To Singapore Investors; A New Sawmill For Milburn?; Dumgoyne Station Added To Swiss Portfolio; Other September Decisions

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October 2010 decisions

Aussies Buy Buller Coal Project; Mangakahia Forest Ownership Changes Hands Again; Danes Plan To Build Milk Powder Plant In Arapuni, But...; Russian Takes Control Of Waiwera Water; Other October Decisions

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November 2010 decisions

Canadians Consolidate Holding In Powerco; Canadians Buy Aussie-Owned AWB; Ngai Tahu Sells Rakanui Station To An American Energy Trader; Other November Decisions

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December 2010 decisions

Chinese-Owned Natural Dairy Attempt To Buy Crafar Farms Declined; But Germans Having More Success In Buying Up Our Dairy Farms; More Dairy Farms Bought By Germans; Porters Heights Skifield In Land Swap With DOC; Shopping Mall Conglomerate Restructures Ahead Of Public Float; Commonwealth Bank Of Australia Buys LynnMall Shopping Centre; Singaporeans Buy Australasia's Largest Sugar Refiner; Bay Audiology Owners Now "Hear" From The Italians; Bayer Is A Buyer Of Bomac Industries; Americans Take Control Of Clemenger; French Make A Killing On Sale Of Vineyards To NZ Breweries; Uncle Sam Pours More $ Into AIG; Americans Eyeing Up Kawerau Geothermal Power Generation; Michael Hill Simplifies His Investment, So...; Other December Decisions

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Numbers of deleted or released decisions before appeal

Jan 2010 Feb 2010 Mar 2010 Apr 2010 May 2010 Jun 2010 Jul 2010 Aug 2010 Sep 2010 Oct 2010 Nov 2010 Dec 2010 Total 2010
Deletions 1 1 0 1 2 0 4 4 2 2 0 4 21
Applications Refused 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
Decisions released 5 7 8 8 10 4 14 12 12 10 6 27 123
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