Heritage quietly sold off

LETTER

Was it a matter of Chinese whispers, or did I hear correctly the other day that the beautiful old iconic colonial pub at Te Puia Springs has been sold to Chinese interests? If so, it begs the question what other parts of New Zealand are quietly, stealthily and steadily being purchased by Asian interests, together with our pure artesian water?

Man oh man! Is that what is in store for this small, delightfully quaint but gullible Kiwi nation?

Just where is the Government in the middle of all of this? Wake up New Zealand, before it is too late. Roll on election day!

Pat McGuinness

Was it a matter of Chinese whispers, or did I hear correctly the other day that the beautiful old iconic colonial pub at Te Puia Springs has been sold to Chinese interests? If so, it begs the question what other parts of New Zealand are quietly, stealthily and steadily being purchased by Asian interests, together with our pure artesian water?

Man oh man! Is that what is in store for this small, delightfully quaint but gullible Kiwi nation?

Just where is the Government in the middle of all of this? Wake up New Zealand, before it is too late. Roll on election day!

Pat McGuinness

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Richard - 11 days ago
And if the region is not careful the Chinese "Trojan Investment Horse" may well steal the railway - if the Mayor and others have their own way. What other strategic national assets will follow? If the asset giveaways do not cease, before long we'll have given away sovereignty and there could be another national flag change. How about red and five yellow stars?

Mary McClutchie - 11 days ago
Geez, now Te Puia hotel has gone to a Chinese owner. What is happening?
What a loss for us.

wiki - 10 days ago
Very suspect indeed. I mean, why let the Chinese buy in our country? We are not allowed to buy in their country.

Bob Hughes - 10 days ago
Do I detect racism here amongst the comments? The buyer is by all accounts a registered electrician and engineer who has contributed to the New Zealand economy since 2003. If the purchaser of the Te Puia Springs Hotel had been of European or American descent, would the reaction have been the same?

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