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New Zealand Is Not For Sale

Thursday, 31 March 2011, 4:50 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The November 26 election is one of the most important in decades. Both major parties are committed to policies by which the New Zealand economy is even more dominated by transnational corporations; more and more of our farmland is owned by foreigners; ... More >>

Precedent For Overseas Investment Office

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 2:55 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Refusal Of Natural Dairy Bid For Crafar Farms Sets Precedent For Overseas Investment Office The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) congratulates both the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) and the Government for having refused the application ... More >>

Public Opposition to Land Sales Forces Backdown

Monday, 27 September 2010, 3:58 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

When Bill English announced yet another review of the Overseas Investment Act, in early 2009, he said that its recommendations would be made public by the middle of last year. It has taken until the end of September 2010 for that to actually happen, ... More >>

Chinese Buy Up Of Dairy Farms

Friday, 26 March 2010, 2:28 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Chief Reporter Chinese Buy Up Of Dairy Farms Get Used To It. This Is What A “Free” Trade Agreement Looks Like More >>

Allowing Shania Twain To Buy High Country Stations

Monday, 22 February 2010, 12:41 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Helen Clark is currently back in the country to bask in the glow of the warm fuzzies. So it’s very timely to look critically at the continued purchase of South Island high country stations by companies linked to Canadian singer, Shania Twain, who was ... More >>

Hillary Clinton Bearing a Poisoned Chalice for NZ

Thursday, 14 January 2010, 3:08 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Hillary Clinton’s visit this weekend will highlight the fact that negotiations will commence in March for the US to join an expanded Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (currently comprising NZ, Chile, Brunei, and Singapore, commonly known ... More >>

IRD Delivers Best Possible Xmas Present

Sunday, 27 December 2009, 10:54 am | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

There really is a Santa Claus. And he has been revealed to be the most unlikely of people, namely the Commissioner of Inland Revenue. Just in time for Christmas IRD has persuaded the Big Four Australian-owned banks – ANZ, ASB, BNZ, and Westpac ... More >>

US/NZ Free Trade Agreement - Learn From Experience

Thursday, 3 December 2009, 3:34 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

New Zealanders who kid themselves that “we” stand to gain from a Free Trade Agreement with the US would be wise to reflect on the rueful words of Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain’s Ambassador to the US in the runup to the US/UK invasion of Iraq. Speaking ... More >>

US Free Trade Agreement A Poisoned Chalice For NZ

Tuesday, 17 November 2009, 10:01 am | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The announcement that the US is ready to start negotiations in 2010 to join an expanded Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (currently comprising NZ, Chile, Brunei, and Singapore, commonly known as the P4 Agreement), with 2011 as the target to seal ... More >>

Overseas Investment Office Ignored Cedenco Warning

Tuesday, 10 November 2009, 3:29 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

“One of New Zealand's biggest vegetable processors, Cedenco failed under the weight of high debts and problems with its shareholding and "governance", with unspecified problems relating to its ultimate owners in the United States. The US-based Sayler ... More >>

New $477m Threshold Makes Sick Joke of 'Oversight'

Thursday, 22 October 2009, 4:07 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The Government has announced a new Investment Protocol for Australian investors in NZ, under CER. One of the new provisions is a vastly increased threshold of $477m – up from the present $100m. Anything below this sum will not require any kind ... More >>

Robber Banks Make Bank Robbers Look Like Amateurs

Friday, 9 October 2009, 4:10 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Tax Dodgers Make Bank Robbers Look Like Amateurs The Australian-owned banks have been congratulating themselves on what a good recession they’ve been having and how it was all down to their prudence in not getting involved in any exotic financial ... More >>

Aussie Investor Threshold Will Become Benchmark

Monday, 24 August 2009, 11:16 am | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Media coverage of last week’s meeting between John Key and Kevin Rudd focused on defence issues, moves towards liberalised border control procedures, and even which tie the respective PMs would have to wear depending on the outcome of Saturday’s ... More >>

Govt’s Foreign Investment Oversight Policy

Friday, 24 July 2009, 9:34 am | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Bill English has released the first of the recommendations of the review of the Government’s overseas investment regime (any changes to the actual Overseas Investment Act have yet to be announced). Utterly predictably, they focus obsessively on liberalising ... More >>

Spybase Dome To Protect From weather - Yeah, Right

Wednesday, 22 July 2009, 4:46 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

“It (the Waihopai spybase’s new dome, being installed today) is inflated to two PSI (pounds per square inch) above atmospheric pressure and designed to protect the satellite (sic – dish) from the weather not hide the direction that the satellite ... More >>

SFT Bank Rorts May Be Ongoing

Tuesday, 21 July 2009, 3:38 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

In light of IRD’s recent victory over BNZ’s structured financing transactions (described by IRD as a “rort” and by the judge as having “no commercial rationale, logic or purpose”), it is worth investigating whether the Australian-owned banks ... More >>

CCC Quietly Scraps Its Foreign Investment Policy

Friday, 26 June 2009, 4:14 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Not so many years ago, when the Christchurch City Council was justly proud of the title “The People’s Republic of Christchurch” bestowed on it by the Business Round Table, it adopted a number of progressive policies on foreign investment and ... More >>

Spy oversight committee refuses to release details

Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 3:30 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC), which has been campaigning for over 20 years for the closure of the Waihopai spybase, has a keen interest in the alleged ”oversight” of the agency which operates it, namely the NZ Government Communications Security ... More >>

Kiwis Say No To Free Trade Agreement With US

Monday, 25 May 2009, 3:13 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Thursday’s Budget promises to be a humdinger, maybe in the finest traditions of Ruth Richardson’s infamous “bash the poor” 1991 one. But you can bet that there will be two hoary old myths peddled as a means to get NZ out of our particular corner ... More >>

ANZ, Give Them Back Their Money!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 2:59 pm | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) fully supports the Frozen Funds Group in its campaign (which now includes pickets of ANZ branches) to get this Australian–owned bank to repay hapless small NZ investors whose money has been ... More >>

   

 

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