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The New Zealand Government's new directive to the Overseas Investment Office


The Associate Finance Minister and the Minister for Land have issued a new directive letter under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (OIA), directing the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) as to the government's general policy towards overseas investment, and the relative importance to be given to different factors in assessing sensitive land applications involving "rural land" and "forest land".

This article examines the proposals.