Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2008



Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 3rd day of March 2008

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 61(1)(d) of the Overseas Investment Act 2005, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, makes the following regulations.


1 Title
  • These regulations are the Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 4 March 2008.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Application
  • These regulations apply to all applications under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 that have not been decided as at the date on which these regulations come into force, irrespective of whether the application was made before, or is made after, that date.

5 Other factors for assessing benefit of overseas investment in sensitive land
  • Regulation 28 is amended by adding the following:

    • (h) whether the overseas investment will, or is likely to, assist New Zealand to maintain New Zealand control of strategically important infrastructure on sensitive land.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 4 March 2008, prescribe an additional factor that the relevant Ministers may apply under section 17(2)(g) of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 March 2008.

These regulations are administered by The Treasury.