This sale has become a symbol of our ability to retain economic sovereignty in New Zealand hands. A massive donation as been given to the national party in what I hope is a misplaced effort to get agreement to a Chinese buyout from Bill English.
I agree with Fay when he said
“Crafar farms have significant potential and this offer makes it clear that there are New Zealand buyers for these properties.
“I believe that retaining dairy farm land in local ownership is a key to maintaining long-term control of New Zealand’s key export earner and also key to retaining our trading advantage.”
But I still think that it is appropriate for the state owned farm developer Landcorp to get involved. They should buy, clean up and on sell the farms preferably to individuals who are currently share milking. The government is currently blocking this.