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Canadian film makers welcome, Chinks bug off, NZ the Land of the KKK Cloud

February 1, 2012

The Crafar farms issue gets more abhorent by the day.

Talkback hosts continue to incite wingnuts and nutjobs. Media generally takes a biased, anti-Chinese line, but ignores hypocritical Maori attitudes and fails, in the main, to actaully look at the issue on a rational basis. Cartoonists, especially Tom Scott seem to be negative.

Yet today we see from Stuff:-

Top Hollywood director James Cameron has bought two large farms in the Wairarapa and is planning to live there with his family.

The director of blockbuster films Titanic and Avatar has purchased two plots of land along Western Lake Rd in south Wairarapa, where he is expected to arrive and live later this year.

Records released today from the Overseas Investment Office show James F Cameron, of Canada, was given consent in December to purchase two separate properties, one 817 hectares and the other nearly 250 hectares.

The purchase price is listed as confidential.

Owners of the two properties were staying tight-lipped about the sales, citing confidentially agreements.

Bill Shaw, who along with wife Annette owned Pounui farm on the hillside overlooking Lake Onoke, said he had been ”sworn to secrecy”.

”But that’s probably just going to flame the rumours isn’t it,” he said.

He would not confirm Cameron as the new owner.

”There’s lots of famous people down here, just most of them are shepherds.”

Heather McCreary, who owned the smaller dairy farm block at the edge of the lake, would also not comment today.

Cameron is thought to be arriving later this year to begin work on a sequel to the box office hit Avatar, to be made with Weta Digital.

But the documents show that Cameron’s New Zealand connection will be more than just a working one.

”James F Cameron and his family intend to reside indefinitely in New Zealand and are acquiring the property to reside on and operate as a working farm,” it notes.

So Mr Cameron has bought land in NZ. Where are the complaints?

Why is he not pilloried in the media like Shanghai Pengxin?

He has bought a dairy farm, shock horror our heritage has been sold.

Adam thinks this exposes quite clearly the hypocrisy, racism and sheer ignorance on this issue.

NZ is a disgrace on this issue, the intolerance and racial hatred is obnoxious and disgusting. The message to the world on this, is white OK, yellow not wanted. Now we know why NZ is the land of the Long White Cloud. It is the Land of the KKK Cloud.

6 Comments
  1. February 2, 2012 2:20 pm

    “Spot the difference:

    Mega-corporation with close ties to foreign dictatorship that has a policy of securing strategic resources buys swathes of New Zealand farmland after a bid by a company directly owned by the dictatorship was rejected. New Zealand public company to become the foreign company’s tenant.

    vs

    New resident in New Zealand buys farm.”

    This ‘KKK’ stuff is well below your usual Standard, Adam.

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    • adamsmith1922 permalink*
      February 2, 2012 5:26 pm

      Robert

      8000 HA is hardly swathes

      Actually I really do not care too much about who owns the land, provided the IRD levies the appropriate taxes, the relevant authorities ensure environmental regulations are complied with.

      What I object to is the fact that Harvard University buys large areas of forestry, the Swiss buy 22,000 HA of forest from Ngai Tahu, but the Chinese are somehow persona non grata. There is a degree of racism and hypocrisy here which frankly offends me.

      As for China’s policy of seeking to secure it’s supply chain so what, it is what everyone seeks to do. Vegetable packers/canners do it with grower contracts as do winemakers. Sharemilking is another version of it.

      incidentally SPGL is by no stretch of the imagination a mega-corporation. Landcorp by the way is not a public company it is an SOE.

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  2. February 1, 2012 9:26 pm

    Hardly a disgrace…….the Chinese want to make a commercial investment on a large scale, Cameron a known environmentalist is coming here for the kiwi lifestyle and can no doubt only improve the outlook for our movie industry. Now if US dairy giant Dairy Queen was buying a dairy farm in NZ you can bet there would be plenty of bad press. Its like comparing apples and bananas.

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  3. February 1, 2012 6:49 pm

    Lets not forget when Winston Peters was Foreign Affairs minister – he sold off far more acreage for rock bottom prices than what is being done with Crafar & with Crafar we have long term benefit.

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