The country's largest share milking company is on trial for animal neglect.
Cows on a Bay of Plenty dairy farm were so chronically underfed that many had to be destroyed, a court has been told.
Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin has settled its controversial purchase of 16 North Island Crafar farms after two years of legal challenges.f
The Chinese company set to buy the Crafar farms is pleased the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to overturn the sale.
The Supreme Court has rejected a second attempt by two Maori trusts to overturn the sale of the Crafar Farms to Chinese buyer Shanghai Pengxin.
Labour says the company that has bought the Crafar farms won't bring "anything new to the table".
New data shows less than 1.5 percent of New Zealand's total rural land area is in foreign hands.
A deal to sell the Crafar dairy farms to a Chinese company will also see the genes of Kiwi sheep exported to China.
Parliament will debate a bill that would stop foreigners buying farms. The Green Party bill has been drawn from the member's ballot and they're looking forward to its first reading.
North Island iwi involved in the dispute over the Crafar farms say they've been given a "ridiculously overpriced" offer to buy three of the 16 farms ahead of a court hearing next week.
Shanghai Pengxin, the Chinese company that controversially purchased 16 dairy farms owned by the Crafar family from receivers, is considering an offer for two farms from Maori trusts who were part of a rival New Zealand consortium.
The woman who fronted a failed bid to buy the Crafar farms has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Companies Act.
Federated Farmers is urging everyone involved in the Crafar deal to just move on and make the best of the sale.
Opponents to the Crafar farms sale to Shanghai Pengxin say the floodgates to foreign ownership have opened.
John Key talks about the Crafar farms decision and the Sky City casino and convention centre saga.
Opponents of the Crafar deal say this sale could open the floodgates to more foreign ownership.
The New Zealand group confirmed it is appealing the court decision around the sale of the Crafar farms to Chinese buyers.
The Government has approved the sale of Crafar farms to a Chinese-owned company this morning.
Winston Peters says the Government is on the cusp of announcing the sale of the Crafar farms to previously-denied Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin.
John Key is rejecting claims that the Chinese govt is putting pressure on for the sale of the Crafar farms.
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