15-08-2014 05:39 AM | New Zealand

The circus of foreign ownership

The election has suddenly sparked into life. It was not a policy, a pratfall or a stunt, but Shanghai Pengxin Group's Overseas Investment Office (OIO) application to buy Lochinver Station.

While Federated Farmers has taken the principled position of trying to learn what the 'substantial and identifiable benefit' to New Zealand is of this proposed sale, others have gone off the proverbial deep end

National has been far too dismissive of concerns being raised in some quarters.
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