Following Overseas Investment Office sign-off, a former All Black captain will run the Waikato farms for the Swedes.
"Winston, are you unhappy with this one, or is it only the Chinese buying farms that gets you going?"
China ranks just 11th among nations that invest here, with a total of $1.8 billion. Foreign direct investment from Australia is $52 billion and from the US $11 billion.
"I wonder how well off NZ would be today if 'foreign investment' was not available in the 1800s?"
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