Crafar farm judicial review application hearing later this week

An application for a judicial review of the sale of the Crafar farms to Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin is likely to be held this Friday.

David Cooper, lawyer for the Sir Michael Fay-fronted consortium that has opposed that bid to buy the farms, told NBR that Friday had been tentatively set down for a court hearing to determine whether the sale of the 16 farms to Shanghai Pengxin subsidy Milk New Zealand Holdings could go ahead.

That followed a High Court video conference between lawyers for both sides and Justice Forrie Miller earlier this afternoon.


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