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John Key’s secret foreign buyers register

John Key has been secretly planning a register for foreign buyers without telling New Zealanders, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

“Last week Andrew Little called on John Key to adopt the Australian policy on foreign buyers.

“Bizarrely, at the same time John Key, Bill English and Nick Smith tried to claim a register was either unnecessary or not going to achieve anything.

“Today Land Information NZ has revealed it has been working on a register so we find out National has been developing this in secret and not telling New Zealanders. This is another example of John Key and his Government hiding the truth from Kiwis.

“Clearly this register was a policy they were planning to launch as a big start to next year. Too bad their secret register has been discovered,” Phil Twyford says.