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Overseas investment consultation

The Government has launched public consultation on the second phase of its reforms to the Overseas Investment Act. Read the related media statement by Hon David Parker Less red tape, new national interest test focus of consultation on overseas investment rules

The Treasury has released: Reform of the Overseas Investment Act 2005: Facilitating productive investment that supports New Zealanders’ wellbeing

The consultation document looks at – and seeks public feedback on – issues relating to the types of assets that are screened, who is screened, and how the screening process is conducted.

Consultation documents

How you can get involved

We invite interested people and organisations to give their views on the reform options in this consultation document. You can do this by:

  • attending a public meeting or hui, and/or
  • completing a written submission and either emailing it to or posting it to:

    Overseas Investment Act Reform
    The Treasury
    PO Box 3724
    Wellington 6140

An editable Word template is available to create your written submission. 


If you do not use this template, please ensure that your submission contains your name, contact details, and location (region of New Zealand/country). If you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, please include the name of the organisation and your position in the organisation.

Public meetings will be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. 

The closing date for submissions is 24 May 2019.

Other key documents

Find out more about the Review

For general enquiries about Phase 2 of the Overseas Investment Act reform, please email

All media enquiries should be directed to:

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 24 April 2019