New Zealand scrutinises Matt Lauer’s “good character” to own farm

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON, Nov 30 : New Zealand’s overseas investment regulator said on Thursday it was discussing allegations made against former U.S. “Today” show host Matt Lauer with his representative as part of a review of his purchase of a large South Island farm. NBC News fired Lauer on Wednesday after a female colleague […]

New Zealand forestry a first test in nationalist party’s protectionist agenda

By Charlotte Greenfield and Ana Nicolaci da Costa WELLINGTON, Oct 10 : Some New Zealand forest owners are suspending replanting of trees and re-thinking investments as the country’s third-largest export earner finds itself in the sights of maverick politician Winston Peters’ protectionist agenda. The election king-maker last week said he would prioritize a restructure of […]