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 2021 decisions

Retrospective application by residential developers declined; Summit buys another Northland forest; Austrian countess gets her third forest; UK landlords buy another NZ forest; Australian company with NZ owners still requires consent;

February 2021 decisions

Apex One residential development gets a fine and retrospective consent; New Forests private equity fund buys 14 forests in Nelson, Southland and Otago; Kingheim undertakes three more forestry conversions, in Waitomo, Waikato and Huntly; Drylandcarbon buys forests in Kaikoura and South Wairarapa; KDL Group/Meraki Resources buys Papakorokoro Forest in Gisborne; Cloudy Bay/Diageo/LVMT buys another Marlborough vineyard; Mitsui Fudosan buys Hastings vineyard for table grapes; Datamars animal technology expands its capital base; Evolution/PEP buys Bupa property in Gisborne; UAE and Australian private equity buys Te Anau holiday park;

March 2021 decisions

Mystery meat company acquisition declined; Mystery fishing quota acquisition declined ...but retrospective mussel quota consents granted for Biomex/MacLab; US couple declined consent for mānuka/honey farm; Kauri Forestry/Craigmore gets a rubber stamp; Matariki Forests gets a rubber stamp a one-off purchase of Waerenga Forest, Waikato; German insurance giant Munich Re buys NZ forests; Ellis Campbell UK buys its fifth forest; German couple buy Hastings farm for forestry conversion; Fletcher Residential gets a second rubber stamp, for another 15 land purchases ...and uses No.4 of its first standing consent in Christchurch; Fletcher Building plans an industrial development at Dairy Flat, Auckland ...and extends its Kaukapakapa quarry; KKR private equity buys Argenta animal health; Taiwanese Orient Europharma buys land for another goat farm in Taupiri, Waikato; Warburg Pincus private equity shuffles its share of James Fletcher Drive, Ōtāhuhu development; Singapore government gets 50% of ANZ Centre, Auckland; T&G Global/ENZA Fruit leases Hawkes Bay orchard to plant more apples;

April 2021 decisions

Cerberus private equity buys another forest; Chinese paper corporation buys forest at Makarau, Auckland; Singapore-based oil man buys fifth farm for forest conversion; German aristocrats buy another forest in NZ; Ontario Teachers buys forestry right in Ōpōtiki; Malaysians invest in forestry conversion in Southland; Coca-Cola Europe takeover of Coca-Cola in Aus and NZ; KKR private equity takeover of Natural Pet Food; Lightspeed takeover of Vend retail and restaurant software; UK shareholder takeover of WPP AUNZ media company; Fletcher Residential uses fifth consent of 12 in Tamaki, Auckland; US couple to develop a Queenstown section; Metlifecare's first use of its rubber stamp to extend Beachlands village; Joval Wines expands its Otago vineyard; German engineer to convert farm to wildlife and honey; Americans to intensify goat rearing on Bell Block;

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Numbers of approved, declined and price deleted Decisions

Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021 Apr 2021 May 2021 Jun 2021 Jul 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021 Oct 2021 Nov 2021 Dec 2021 Total 2021
Deletions 1* 1
Approvals 4 10 16 16 46
Declined  1    3                   4

* this is count of the number of consents that don't include price (or other info if withheld)

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