Little is written or known about these secretive billionaires' activities here - they clearly like it that way - and Murray Horton, secretary/organiser of the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa, said the billionaires might slip under the radar.
"If they're simply buying a house - albeit a far from simple house, as they're billionaires- that's not our issue.
If it involves rural land, that is a different story," he
said, telling how the Christchurch-headquartered organisation has for many years decried alien investors.
"Who owns and profits from our banks, supermarkets, media companies, telecommunications companies, airlines, transport companies, insurance companies, etc, etc, etc, is a matter of national significance which affects everyone in the country, one which is rapidly becoming a branch office economy dominated by transnational corporations," Mr Horton