PHOTO: David Alexander – Harry Schat at his Haglea Farm.
OIO approval was given in November for the purchase in the latest round of decisions for overseas investment of sensitive New Zealand land.
The transaction includes a medium sized dairy farm of 335 hectares and a neighbouring dairy support block of 72ha, also on freehold land at Hororata. They will be combined to create a larger dairy farm.
Applying for OIO consent was Ramsay Dairy Farm Ltd, wholly owned by the Canadian government and linked to a public pension investment scheme.
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