Foreign investment in Aotearoa/New Zealand


Overseas Investment Office - Decisions

Commentary and Index prepared by CAFCA.

All spelling of geographic and company names is as supplied by the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) unless otherwise it is clear from the context that the source is from elsewhere. Errors are those of the OIO. Information quoted, unless otherwise noted, comes from the Decision Sheets of the Office. Copies of the Decision Sheets can be seen on the Land Information New Zealand website.


January 2019 decisions

OneFortyOne (Australia) buys more NZ forests

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February 2019 decisions

Craigmore apples get consent this time; Tamarind to suck Taranaki oil fields dry; Methven tapware bought up by Australian GWA; Mexican Finaccess Capital gobbles up Restaurant Brands; Japanese Oji buys more NZ forest; Scentre buys land to expand Westfield shopping centre, Albany;

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March 2019 decisions

More forestry consolidation by Rayonier/Matariki and Oji/Pan Pac; Trade Me takeover by UK private equity; Australian private equity funds juggle ownership of NZ private hospitals; Merck/Antelliq merger includes NZ ear tags; T&G's tenth lease for apple orchards; Marine Power expands in Tamaki; Consent not needed as McMillan Shakespeare/Eclipx merger fails;

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April 2019 decisions

Two Fletchers consents indicate softer OIO rules; Fletchers renews Placemakers lease at Pakuranga; Danish Seed Coop buys PGGW seeds from "bad characters" at Agria; Mortgage-backed securities for BNZ to meet Reserve Bank requirements; Another private equity takeover of MYOB; Equity funds fight over Healthscope's Australian hospitals and NZ pathology labs; CDL Land's next development is in Havelock North; Invesco private equity buys another bit of Auckland CBD; Austrian to plant new forest in Masterton; Dutch expand Invercargill tulip growing; American neighbours lease a bit of Craigieburn Station, Arthurs Pass; Danone increases share of milk powder producer Yashili to 65%;

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Numbers of approved, declined and price deleted Decisions

Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019 May 2019 Jun 2019 Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Total 2019
Deletions 0 2 2 3 7
Approvals 1 6 8 12 27
Declined  0  0  0  0                 0
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