According to Forest and Bird, John Key’s government has found a nice quiet way of hocking off New Zealand’s most prized assets to wealthy private interests.
National has indicated radical changes to tenure review – that’s the process South Island high country leaseholders can use to privatise parts of the farm in exchange for returning large tracts of land to the conservation estate.
So what is John Key’s government planning to do? Early indications are they’re planning to sell ALL remaining South Island high country leasehold land into private ownership.
New Zealanders, say goodbye to your birthright. Your land is being sold from under your feet, and John Key isn’t even asking you what you think about it.