PHOTO: ISTOCK The property bought by Australian millionaire Keith Ross overlooks Matiatia Bay, Waiheke Island.
Access agreements and financial donations have failed to satisfy some Kiwis opposed to the sale of land to foreigners.
In February 2017 Australian millionaire Keith Ross and his wife Alison received consent to buy a 2.4 hectare property on Nick Johnstone Drive, Waiheke Island near Church Bay Estate with views over the ferry terminal.
Part of the deal included a promise to pay the Royal Forest and Bird Society $120,000 – but several members of its Waiheke committee were so incensed at “tainted” money they resigned.
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