New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong

New Zealand Welcomes Investors

International investment has contributed significantly to the development of New Zealand’s economy. New Zealand offers investors an attractive, open business environment.

Our transparent regulations make investing a straightforward process while the broad-base, low-rate tax regime supports long-term investors. New Zealand has a consistent regulatory environment where overseas investors are treated on the same basis as domestic investors. There are no restrictions on the movement of funds in or out of New Zealand, or on repatriation of profits.

The Overseas Investment Commission is the organisation responsible for foreign investment in New Zealand. An application must be made to the OIC by non-residents planning to invest more than NZ$100 million establishing a business, or to purchase an equity share of greater than 25% in a New Zealand company worth more than $100 million.

Sensitive land is dependent on individual transaction details but examples include: farm land that exceeds five hectares, land that exceeds 0.4 hectare and adjoins certain types of reserve or conservation areas and land that exceeds 0.2 hectares and adjoins foreshore.

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