Insight for Sunday 1 April 2012
The ownership of New Zealand's dairy farms is set for massive change in the next decade, as baby boomer farmers cash up their farms to fund their retirement.
With farm prices out of reach of many New Zealanders, corporates and foreigners are eyeing up opportunities.
Opponents of overseas buyers fear New Zealand may lose control its productive sector, but could new farm owners provide the much-needed capital and expertise to fund the sector's growth?
Business reporter, Naomi Mitchell, explores the changing landscape of farm ownership.