Overseas investment brings new ideas, innovations and relationships to New Zealand which connect us with the world. It supports New Zealand businesses to continue to grow and evolve, and keep more New Zealanders in employment.

The case studies on this page reflect the work of the Overseas Investment Office in regulating access to New Zealand’s land, residential properties and significant business assets by overseas investors, and making decisions on overseas investment applications that benefit the country.

About 15% of all foreign direct investment into New Zealand goes through the Overseas Investment Office’s system and is subject to strict controls. These examples reflect the impact these decisions have on supporting New Zealand to grow.

Last Updated: 13 July 2020