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Wealthy European buyers have snapped up four more sheep and beef farms to convert to forestry, as rural concerns over the sales ramp up.
Land Information Minister and Green MP Eugenie Sage has given a foreign-owned forestry company a free pass to buy thousands of hectares of New Zealand land…
Green Rush - Rich-listers, established farming families and a former All Black are among New Zealand's top 50 landowners.
Green Rush - Forestry Minister Shane Jones is considering reining in conversions of farmland to forestry after a rural backlash. Video
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Meet the people showing love and compassion to animals about to be slaughtered, as part of a global movement that has arrived in our country. Video
Green Rush - The countess breached overseas investment rules while buying an iconic farm station, but was allowed to keep the property and was fined just a fraction of the purchase price. Video
Vast new pine forests are being hailed as a solution to NZ's carbon emissions deficit - but not all environmentalists see them as a silver bullet and farmers say they could gut rural communities.
The four largest private landowners in New Zealand are all foreign-owned forestry companies, an RNZ investigation has found.
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