DecisionConsent granted
Section 12(a) Overseas Investment Act 2005
Decision MakerOverseas Investment Office
Decision Date3 September 2021
Pathway(s)Benefit to New Zealand (Benefit to New Zealand - S&I)
InvestmentAn overseas investment in sensitive land, being the Applicant's acquisition of a freehold interest in 41.5344 hectares of land at located at 1430 Lorne Dacre Road, Mabel Bush, Southland
Consideration$1,600,000
ApplicantHorizon Flowers NZ Limited
Netherlands (100%)
VendorBrendan James Fahy personally and as executor of the estate of Barbara Anne Fahy
New Zealand (100%) 
Background

The Applicant is a New Zealand company that plants and processes tulip bulbs for export.

The Land is currently used to grow supplementary feed (silage), and it adjoins the Applicant’s existing bulb processing facility. The Applicant intends to grow tulip bulbs on the Land, on a rotational basis, with the remainder used to grow supplementary feed or other crops (as part of a crop rotation plan).

The investment is also likely to result in the creation of new jobs (to plant and harvest the bulbs), additional investment (for planting and harvesting) increased export receipts (exporting the bulbs to North America and Europe), and enhancing the viability of the

Applicant’s tulip farming business (securing land to supply bulbs for the Applicant’s processing facility).

Consent was granted to the investment because the benefit likely to occur as a result of the investment was considered to be substantial and identifiable.

More informationRachel Lindsay
AWS Legal (Invercargill)
PO Box 1207
Invercargill